Dirty Little Secrets
Don’t let the Dirty Little Secrets of Cash Flow catch you by surprise. Knowledge is powerful.
Read on and Be In The Know
How often do you look at your Profit & Loss (P&L) report? Weekly? Monthly? Do you leave it up to your bookkeeper or CPA? As a business owner, you need to know what your financial story is, and you should look at your P&L bi-monthly. First, at the beginning of the month when your books have …
Most businesses don’t manage their cash flow. And because of this, 82% of America’s small businesses fail due to poor cash flow management skills and/or poor understanding of cashflow (Jessie Hagen of U.S. Bank, cited on the SCORE/Counselors to America’s Small Business website). Are you a business owner or CEO who trusts your CPA to do …
Happy New Year! It’s not uncommon for business owners to avoid what they don’t understand, have fear around, or they just don’t like doing “it.” Managing cash flow tends to be one of those “it” things I run into with many of my clients. What if this year you were intentional about proactively making understanding your financials …
There is no reason business owners should be surprised with how much they will need to pay in taxes in 2018 for 2017. Do you know approximately what your tax liabilities will be and how this will affect your 1st quarter in 2018? Now is the time to ask your CPA to project/calculate your 2017 tax liabilities. Remember, your Net Profits (or Losses) flow through to your personal tax return. Also, ask your CPA if any portion of your liabilities have to be paid in January to avoid any penalties. Or can you just pay when you file your tax return in April?
The last deadline to file amended tax returns is now over, and your CPA should be coming up for air in the next week or two. Now is the time to be proactive and request a 4th quarter review with your tax advisor to help plan for cash requirements for the end of the year; and for the April 15th tax deadline.
We are just weeks away from our annual Light the Night Walk for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). September marks Blood Cancer Awareness Month and I would like to invite you to participate in helping to save lives! Every dollar that we raise will help support blood cancer research, patient services and advocacy efforts to ensure that blood cancer patients have access to the best treatments!
Ahhhh, mid-summer. The sun is shining, the heat is blazing – it’s time to hit the pool, start up the barbecue and talk to your CPA about your business’s tax planning! I kid you not, this is the perfect time to set up a mid-year review to examine your financials for January through June of this …
As a business owner, you are most likely filling the role of a CEO, Chief Executive Officer. It is not uncommon for many business owners to wear the hats of several key roles that help run a business. Especially if the business is small, a startup, growing and tight on cash, and/or just because the …
One of the most important key figures in working out Cash Flow projections in your business, is your beginning/ ending cash balance on hand. This ending cash balance is the total amount of cash you have on your balance sheet once you’ve closed your books for the month. This is how much money is available …
Over the course of her storied career, Total Cash Clarity™ creator and cash flow specialist Debra Robinson has seen it all. Take advantage of her in-depth experience as she explains unforeseen complications many business owners never see coming – and how to make sure they don’t happen to you.
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