Need More Cash? It May Be Closer Than You Think

A business owner, or someone who works with business owners’ cash, has a constant and unrelenting problem. Do you sometimes wonder where your cash went? There are several “tricks of the trade” that well managed companies utilize to maximize their cash flow. These cash policies can be used by any business, large or small. Here… Read more »

Working Capital — The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 

Working capital is the excess of current assets over current liabilities and is a financial measure of liquidity or ability of a business to meet its obligations.  Current assets include cash, accounts receivable, inventory and other assets that are expected to be converted to cash within 12 months. Current liabilities include accounts payable and accrued expenses… Read more »

SMART Steps for Your Success

How successful were you in 2016? Did you achieve your personal and business goals? If you are like the majority of busy people, you didn’t write your goals down. There are many reasons not to write our goals but unfortunately most of them are negative. Does this sound familiar? If I write down my goals… Read more »

How to do a Business Internal Review | Starting the New Year Strong

Starting 2017

As we approach the end of 2016 and start to look towards 2017, now is a good time for companies to perform an internal checkup to ensure that the fundamentals of running their business are strong. At a minimum, management should look at the following four areas. Internal Control Procedures Companies should test the quality… Read more »

Exit My Business — Why Should I Plan?

I talk to many business owners and I always ask the question, “How and when do you plan to exit this business?” It never ceases to amaze me how many people tell me, “I am never going to leave my business; this is my life.” Let me put that myth to rest immediately. Every business… Read more »