Cash Flow Positive: The Ultimate Compass for Your Small Business

Cash Flow Positive: The Ultimate Compass for Your Business

In the vast ocean of business, being cash flow positive is your ultimate compass. Having cash to spend gives you more options–to expand and grow, to invest back into the organization or to share with stakeholders. Cash flow statements, profit and loss statements and other financial management reports steer these financial decisions your company makes. Explore what cash flow reports …

Profit and Loss Statements for Business Planning and Growth

Profit and Loss Statements for Business Planning and Growth

Businesses want to make money. But how do you know if sales are good enough to keep your company profitable? There are many different financial reports organizations use to track performance. One of the most common–the profit and loss statement–lets companies: Monitor how the organization is performing and better understand profitability Assess expenses and profit trends Plan for future growth …

Small Business Financial Management Terms and Tips

Small Business Financial Terms and Tips

Small business financial management helps business owners, operators and managers know where money is being spent and how much profit is coming in. Without a background in accounting or bookkeeping, it can be hard to know the best way to manage small business finances – or even to understand the common terms, reports and tactics used. This glossary will help …

Money Management Tips for Every Stage of the Business Lifecycle

Money Management Tips for Every Stage of the Business Lifecycle

No matter where your organization falls in the business lifecycle, managing the financial health of your company will always be crucial for success. Even the biggest corporations in history have run into cash issues. It can happen to anyone. In fact, issues with cash flow are the leading cause of business failure. Luckily there are ways to improve. Being proactive …

Key Accounts Receivable Definitions and Terms

Key Accounts Receivable Definitions and Terms

Last updated February 2023 Managing the money customers owe your business is a vital – often overlooked – part of maintaining a healthy business. If your accounts receivable (or billing) department could use some attention, start with the basics. Here’s a glossary of accounts receivable definitions and terms every AR billing professional should know.DEFINITION OF ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLEMoney due to a …

What is Accounts Receivable (AR) Billing?

What is Accounts Receivable (AR) Billing?

Updated July 2022 Most business offices have a dedicated department that is responsible for their AR billing processes. The system each company follows can be as simple as sending a bill and hoping it gets paid, or as complex as a series of payment notices, late fees and other prompts to decrease days sales outstanding (DSO).What is Accounts Receivable (AR) …