Should Your Business Produce a Profit?

There continues to be an ongoing argument regarding the profit motive of capitalism. Those against profit argue that owners, significant company executives and shareholders are motivated by greed at the expense of employees in order to line the pockets of a few.  Is this true, an exaggeration or an attempt by special interests (idealogs), to […]

Financial Reporting: What is Your Message?

Accounting reports record the financial performance (Profit/Loss) and standing (Balance Sheet) of the company. They provide information to those interested in the financial score of the company and are used, if designed properly, to serve the interests of various audiences. In order to effectively address the questions of each audience you need to understand their […]

5 Principles to Managing Cash Flow Successfully

Managing cash flow is a simple concept – but hard to do it successfully in practice. Why? Business is dynamic and balancing the timing of unpredictable revenue against the predictable consumption of cash by fixed expenses coupled with unpredictable variable expenses can create a cash flow crisis. An easy solution is to just borrow more […]

Win-Win Banking Relationships

Having a positive working relationship with your banking institution is critical in a turbulent economy. Having a good understanding of your banks lending policy is a given but there are additional factors that come into play when a loan is necessary. Factors that can make this process a Win-Win situation are: Honesty is at the […]

Personal Guarantees and Your Business

Operating and growing a business often requires injections of cash to provide the working capital for expansion in staff, equipment, and market promotion campaign or to just get through a tight business climate and preserve essential resources. Depending upon your source for credit you may be asked to make a personal guarantee. Despite your confidence […]