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Startup Tips

Financial Adviser: Should I reinvest excess cash into the business?

Don't make the mistake of investing excess cash indiscriminately.

Q: The startup business I launched 18 months ago has been doing well. It has generated good profits despite the heavy competition in the market. As the business grows, should I reinvest excess cash from profits into the business? Or should I ...

by Henry Ong  | March 22, 2016 10:00:00
Startup Tips

3 must-have views toward money

Here are some things you need to change about the way you see money.

When you see wealthy people who seem to have complete financial independence, do you say to yourself, “One day, that’ll be me”? Then, do you go back to your job or business and try to work your way up the income ladder so that "one ...

by Nick Ruiz  | October 19, 2015 06:00:00
Run & Grow

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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6 funding strategies to start a business when you're low on money

Don't let lack of capital prevent you from starting up a new business.

With a new business comes new financial responsibilities added on to the old responsibilities of a mortgage, monthly bills, and food. Past experiences from your old job or seeing how other people did it is one thing, but there is nothing quite like going through ...

by Deborah Mitchell  | April 10, 2015 11:00:00
Run & Grow

5 ways to keep the cash flowing

Earning money is part of the business cycle.

Your business is now up and running. Now what? Cash flow should be established as soon as possible, "flow" being the operative word, says finance professor Ric Palo of the Ateneo Graduate School of Business and San Beda College.There are several ways ...

by Khris Marc Ronquillo  | July 25, 2013 01:00:00
Business Ideas

Always short of cash?

Your cash shortages may point to poor accounts payable management.

Have you ever wondered why you sometimes experience cash shortages even if your business is booming? No matter how much money your business generates, perhaps you always feel that you are always short of cash every time your suppliers are knocking on ...

by Henry Ong  | March 26, 2013 01:00:00
Business Ideas

The prepaid option

As a cash alternative, e-wallets and prepaid cards are a growing financial option, especially for the unbanked. Learn how you can use them for your biz.

As a cash alternative, e-wallets and prepaid cards are a growing financial option, especially for the unbanked. Learn how you can use them for your biz.Cash may be king in business, but lately banks and financial institutions are teaching people not to ...

by Jennifer Gulle And Tania Bautista  | September 10, 2012 01:00:00
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It's all about the money

Start saving and investing as soon as you can.

We all know that we should save and invest as soon as we can but starting can be hard. It is easy to make excuses for putting off savings every payday: those pair shoes that you just had to have, that once-in-a-lifetime ...

by Joyce Roque  | July 25, 2012 11:00:00

Take control of your cash flow

In the black but low on cash? That should never happen, if you follow these steps to get you more pesos in hand.

Q: My modest food business has been running low on cash lately. How do I improve my liquidity without dipping into my personal savings?A: If your business is making a profit but running short on cash most of the time, then you ...

by Henry C. Ong  | July 25, 2012 10:00:00
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Is your startup in trouble?

Before planning to close your retail business, consider fixing your cash flow and managing your inventory better.

Before planning to close your retail business, consider fixing your cash flow and managing your inventory better.Q: My business is currently in dire straits, financially speaking, and I am already thinking of closing the business (a bookstore/gift shop) if by the next ...

by Henry Ong  | January 19, 2012 01:00:00
Business Ideas

Mobile money expansion makes it easier to transfer funds

Go cashless.

There will soon be 200 new channels for people to get money into and out of a Smart Money account -- the world’s first reloadable payment card linked to a mobile phone.Leading wireless services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has teamed up ...

January 13, 2012 11:00:00
Startup Tips

Your cash flow: The winning strategy

Henry Ong tells us how to manage your cash flow.

A successful entrepreneur with a good business concept may consistently register record sales and profits, but he or she can go bankrupt because of cash flow problems.Indeed, managing cash flow is a critical area in finance, one that can spell the difference ...

by Henry Ong  | December 02, 2011 01:00:00
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5 ways to improve your cashflow

There are ways to manage your bank account.

Cashflow is the lifeblood of any business—the cash that goes in and out of your company determines your financial position. In particular, managing how your cash flows in and out of your bank account depends on how you balance the timing of ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | November 24, 2011 08:00:00