Finicky Finances: Make Sure Your Company is Spending Smart

Maintaining good business finances is a necessary part of running any company, but that doesn't mean doing so is always easy. Many businesses fail...

Why Every Organization Needs a Budget

Budgets are like oil tankers – they need time to change course. ~Jeroen De Flander In all my years advising businesses, I have seen many that...

The Best Things Small Businesses Can Do to Reduce Overhead

Running a small business is much different than operating a Fortune 500 company. You may have limited resources when it comes to how much...

Standard Business Plan Financials: Important Cash Flow Vocabulary

As I continue with my series on standard business plan financials, I want to look at the basic cash flow. These words put some people...

A Simple Cash Flow Spreadsheet Anybody Can Use

If there’s just one formal business skill every business owner should have, it’s understanding and forecasting cash flow. It’s not intuitive because it’s not...

A Small Business Workout: Get in Shape to Sell

It’s always a good idea to keep a regular check on the health of your business, but it’s vital if you are thinking of...

Branding as a Catalyst for Succession Financing

As your brand moves into the next phase of its existence, the prospect of succession comes into play. When you’re prepared to retire, what...

A Stress-Free Guide to Finding More Cash

There is a saying in business: “Revenue is vanity, cash flow is sanity, but cash is king.” While it might look impressive to have...

3 Ways to Reduce Cost of Goods Sold

The cost of the materials used to make the product or service you sell directly impacts your profit. This is easy to see, because...

How to Take Charge of Your Spending Habits

Spending: Regardless of the size of your business, it is always a concern. Unfortunately, many businesses focus on spending only when income is down;...

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