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7 Tips for Fixing Your Cash Flow Problems

The absolute worst thing you can do in the face of a cash flow crisis is remain idle

This story originally appeared on DueMost businesses don’t have steady revenue all year round. There are months where sales are high and months where you’ll barely scrape by. There are also sudden expenses and late payments from customers that may threaten to do you in. ...

by Serenity Gibbons  | December 29, 2017 06:00:00
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4 Tips for Managing Cash Flow in a Seasonal Business

Large swings in revenue leaves you open to mismanagement

From tourism to weather to the holiday shopping season, many small businesses encounter some degree of seasonality within their business. In fact, according to a recentWells Fargo/Gallup survey, almost half of small business owners reported having predictable times of the year that ...

by Lisa Stevens  | December 12, 2017 06:00:00
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If You Don't Have Money In the Bank, Something Is Off in Your Business

Some entrepreneurs are so focused on the future they don't seem to realize they are broke right now

When you think about the stats on how much money the average American has in savings, it's a little scary. If you look at the 2017 GOBankingRates survey, more than half of Americans have less than $1,000 in their savings. A thousand dollars is not ...

by Kimanzi Constable  | November 23, 2017 08:00:00
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How to Get Clients to Pay You Upfront

That feeling of getting short-changed is probably the worst feeling possible

Is there anything worse for a freelancer than waiting for a client to pay their invoice? It’s one of the most stressful moments that freelancers and business owners must endure. Besides not being able to pay your bills, that feeling of getting ...

by Due  | March 29, 2017 12:00:00
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The 5 Phases of Cash Flow

Getting to "profitable" takes longer than you think. First, you have to suffer a little pain

Something that we find true for almost all the businesses we work with is that it costs their owners twice as much and takes twice as long as they'd envisioned to make those businessses profitable.Proof lies with the business plans we look at when ...

by Doug and Polly White  | December 03, 2016 12:00:00
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3 cash flow rules first-time business owners need to know

For many businesses, getting paid is not the problem”"it is when.

Many first-time business owners think about cash flow only when their cash reserves are low. Small business owners, however, know that, for them, “cash is king.”Related: The 5 Worst Cash-Flow Mistakes Small-Business Owners Make For many businesses, getting paid is not the problem – it ...

by Eyal Lifshitz  | July 11, 2016 05:00:00
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10 expert tips on managing cash flow as a new business

Spare yourself from the long list of businesses that fold.

New startups should fully understand that running out of money is one of the primary reasons that businesses fold shortly after a launch. This scenario is a proven statistic, but startups can avoid joining the ranks of failed businesses by being smart about how they ...

by Sujan Patel  | June 03, 2016 07:00:00
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10 tips to ensure better cash flow

As a general rule, businesses should keep the ratio of debts to equity at a maximum of 4:1.

You have been here before: Payroll is just a few days away but you do not have the cash to pay your employees because there is radio silence from the client you have been counting on to pay you. And you are ...

by Charlene Pe  | May 11, 2016 07:00:00
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3 cash management tricks to improve your business' financial well-being

Like the human body, the inflow and outflow of your business' finances must be tracked to keep it healthy.

by Mari-An C. Santos  | May 05, 2016 07:00:00
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Financial Adviser: Is my business in financial trouble?

What's the number one tell-tale sign? Rising debt-to-asset ratio.

Q: My business has not been doing well lately. Though I am hopeful that it will recover soon, I am anxious that I have to do something now to avoid any financial problems later. How do I know if my business is heading ...

by Henry Ong  | April 05, 2016 09:00:00
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Financial Adviser: 8 ways to improve your cash flow

Here are some tips to monitor, manage the cash that is flowing in and out of your business.

Q: My food business has been struggling with cash flows lately, as sales have yet to pick up. I am afraid that if the business will continue to suffer negative cash flows in the next few weeks, my working capital may be ...

by Henry Ong  | March 08, 2016 09:00:00
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Don't make these 2 mistakes with your cash on hand

Maximize the full potential of your hard-earned money.

It is hard to stay on top of your personal investments when you are a business owner. Growing your business or your new venture is your number-one priority. Sitting down and making investment decisions for your own money often gets pushed wayside.One ...

by Kathryn Cicoletti  | June 08, 2015 11:00:00
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5 ways to keep cash flow pumping

Consider these tips when managing the finances of your business.

For start-up business owners, one of the biggest--and most common--mistakes you can make is to place other business goals ahead of your company's cash flow.While it's important to spend time on building your brand and generating sales leads, it's downright vital to ...

by Brad Sugars and Brad Sugars  | May 11, 2015 03:30:00