• The 5 Strategies for Improving Cash Flow Management

    by Karen Harrison   Eighty-two percent of businesses fail due to poor cash-flow management, according to a study by Jessie Hagen of US Bank, cited on the SCORE website.   The most common cash flow contribu...
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  • Your small business guide to managing receivables

    Cash flow best practices When it comes to cash flow, the faster you collect payments, the better. Money owed to your company is money not available. So it’s a good idea to assess and refine your accounting proce...
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  • Five Ways to Make More Money Without a Single New Customer

    You've probably heard that it costs about five times more money to acquire new customers versus retaining existing ones. Obviously, the expense and effort of acquiring new customers can be worthwhile. That said, are y...
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  • Small Business Cash Flow Management Made Easy

    We are well into the new year and, in all likelihood, you started off the year planning to reach certain financial goals and revenue targets. Before the year gets too far along it’s good to take stock of whether...
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  • How to Understand – and Use – a Profit & Loss Statement

    It is probably safe to say two things about you, the small business owner:   First, I bet you went into business for yourself out of love. Either you loved doing something so much that you wanted to do it every ...
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  • Infographic: Tips for Avoiding a Cash Flow Crunch

    Even the most successful small businesses have natural ebbs and flows that affect their bottom line. Learn how to successfully bridge the lulls your company may experience and create more flexibility in your cash flow...
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  • Infographic: Creating a Balanced Cash Flow Cycle

    Good cash flow is essential for small business success. Is yours as effective as it can be? Learn how to manage operational costs and monthly payments now and prepare for the financial challenges ahead with our new in...
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  • Infographic: 10 Cash Flow Tips for Small Businesses

    From managing monthly payables and receivables to planning for the road ahead, maintaining good cash flow is important. Explore ways to optimize yours with the 10 handy tips provided in our new infographic. We’...
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  • Why running reports, and understanding them, is important for you and your small business

    By Stacy Kildal Owner/Operator of Kildal Services Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor   Importance of Reporting You’re a small business owner, so you know that in order to gain insight into (and mak...
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  • Your small business guide to managing payables

    Cash flow best practicesHow you manage your payables can have a significant impact on your cash flow and business relationships. Whether paying for your mortgage, rent, equipment, inventory, payroll or other expenses,...
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  • A Chill in the Air? What Small Businesses Should do When Recession Looms

    The U.S. is in one of the longest periods of expansion ever, as June marked the 10-year anniversary of our current economic expansion. Yet there are signs we are heading towards a recession within the next year:  ...
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  • The Top 5 Small Business Money Mistakes And How to Avoid Them

    “I've got to keep breathing. It'll be my worst business mistake if I don't.” – Steve Martin   Because mistakes and business are not uncommon, it is a fact that once you get started with your ...
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  • Q&A: Handling Debt in Your Small Business

    Q: Hi Steve – From reading your articles, I see you used to be a bankruptcy attorney and I would like to tap that expertise. For various reasons, my business has accumulated a lot of debt. But the thing is, I do...
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  • Raising Capital: How Small Businesses Can Tap into Funding

    Time Magazine named TruTouch one of 2006’s best inventions. The device, which tests a drivers’ alcohol levels with much faster technology than breathalyzers, won a government grant that allowed the company...
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  • 5 Financial Tips for the Side Hustler

    I have a pal whose side hustle crashed.   He decided to become a driver for Lyft. Problem was, his car was 10-years old and that won’t work for companies like Lyft and Uber. Undeterred, he spoke with his c...
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  • The 8 Financial Resolutions Your Small Business Should Adopt Now

    Money is the lifeblood of your business and the measure of its success. What’s the best way to keep it flowing? Here are eight financial resolutions for your business to consider:   Resolution 1: “I ...
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  • The 10 Steps You Should Take to Prepare for an Economic Downturn

    Is the U.S. headed for another recession? Two-thirds of America’s business economists project a downturn by the end of 2020, according to a survey reported by Bloomberg—and 10 percent believe it will start...
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  • Why You Should Examine Accounting Records Before the New Year Begins

    Before 2018 ends, it is good idea to complete an overview of your business achievements. The best analysis of progress is to scrutinize your accounting records. As Kevin O’Leary from TV’s Shark Tank says, ...
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  • Small Business Q&A: Alternate Ways to Fund a Business

    Q: Might you be able to suggest any other ways to finance a business, other than the usual suspects like loans, crowdfunding, credit cards, and the like?   A. You bet I can. In my book, Get Your Business Funded,...
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  • The Entrepreneur’s Dilemma: Should You Maximize Cash or Equity?

    As an entrepreneur, you will probably face a handful of major consistent dilemmas, but one of the most persistent and complex is the way you approach the value of your business. This boils down to a struggle between r...
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