With careful management, any amount of money you make can work hard and increase in usefulness and the ability to create wealth, stability, and comfort for you and your family for generations. Conversely, even with an incredibly generous income, if not strategically managed, you can end up with cycles of debt, and chronic financial anxiety.
What does the future hold for your small business finances? Positive cash flow is crucial for maintaining business operations and paying employees. If you don’t manage your finances appropriately, you risk cash shortages to pay your expenses when sales slow down. Fortunately, there’s a way to help you see ahead to prevent these issues and help your business grow. Here’s how you can predict a cash shortage and prevent it from affecting your business.
Do you know the cash break-even point of your business? My experience with small businesses is that It can take time for them to become profitable. Working with a cash flow projection for your business can help you figure out when you can expect to financially turn the tides. Here's everything you need to know about determining your company's cash break-even point.
I talk with small business owners who are struggling during this pandemic. One of the questions I ask is "Do you have enough in cash reserves to cover expenses for the next 30-90 days?" Why? These reserves are crucial to help you pay vendors and employees during a financial crisis. Here’s how to figure out how much cash reserves your business needs for the next three months.
In this time of COVID-19, managing cash flow is more critical than ever. A new commitment to cash flow planning and management is needed. Projecting the results of reduced income, even if temporary, will guide changes in spending priorities, billing, and business model. In my work with small businesses I have seen how necessary current cash flow projections are to quantify those changes.
The recent COVID-19 crisis has had a major impact on small businesses everywhere. Cash flow may be a challenge during normal times but this emergency is putting at risk the survival of each business. Further, it threatens the livelihood of owners and employees.
In my work with small businesses I am familiar with how cash flow management can make-or-break a company. Simply stated, if you aren't properly managing the flow of your money, then you are setting your business up for failure. In this time of COVID-19, managing cash flow is more critical than ever. A new commitment to cash flow planning and management is needed.
In my work with nonprofits I see that any organization without a substantial base of operating cash can experience cash flow problems. Small to mid-size nonprofits are often localized in an area without a large number of resources to draw from. The most important way to make the most of the resources your nonprofit has is to manage your cash flow.
At some point, every small business owner will need to make an important decision: should they use cash or accrual budgeting for their company? Businesses use both the cash basis and full accrual basis of accounting and budgeting in their operations. There are advantages and disadvantages to both of these options, and you should consider talking with an accountant to learn about how these methods will impact your business.
Cash flow management can make-or-break a company, and if you aren't properly managing the flow of your money, then you are setting your business up for failure. If you want to achieve long-term success with your company, then you need to make sure that you have cash available at all times.