Cash Flow

What is Cash Flow?

Cash flow is the net amount of cash and cash-equivalents flowing in and out of a business. In accounting terms, if the amount of cash at the end of a period is greater than the amount of cash at the start of the period, the company is said to have “positive” cash flow. Cash flow is principally a measure of liquidity, and does not indicate any level of profitability. … [Read more...]

Gearing up Your Small Business for Fall

We tend to think of New Year’s Eve as the time to ring out the old and bring in the new, but fall can be a new beginning for your small business. Many of us tend to shift into a lower gear during the summer, and that’s a good thing. We all need time to slow down. With the kids going back to school and the holiday season quickly approaching after that, however, now is the … [Read more...]

5 Money Management Tips for Your New Small Business

There is nothing more exciting than making that first sale or obtaining that first client for your new small business. After all your hard work, your “baby” is off and running. To keep that momentum going, however, you need to put some clear money management practices into action. Here are five tips to get you started. Keep Accurate Records Get into the habit early and you … [Read more...]

Importance of Budget Planning: Avoiding Lost Opportunities from Cash Flow Shortfalls

There are many things to consider when managing a business; hiring, marketing, and actual delivery of the goods or services to your clients. At any stage of delivering value to your clients, things can go wrong. Miscommunication can lead to missed deadlines, poor internal controls can lead to quality problems, and staff can leave on short notice; leaving you in the … [Read more...]