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Billing and collecting your accounts receivable (A/R) in a timely manner is key to optimizing cash flow and you need to have a way to monitor A/R at least on a weekly basis.
Entrepreneurs are apt to happen upon found money by more skillfully
Successful bootstrapping requires getting your hands on cash and managing it wisely. This article points out uncommon sources of ready cash that go unused--negotiating extended payment terms from suppliers, for example.
This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of obtaining needed cash through internal sources. It also discusses specific sources that typically provide internal cash.
This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of obtaining needed cash through external sources. It also discusses specific sources that typically contribute cash.
Knowing how to work the system gives you control over one of the most important issues concerning your business: the ability to handle your cash. Whether you're black or white, whether you're running a freshly funded business or a proven establishment, cash flow matters. The publisher of Black Enterprise shares what he's learned about diligent cash-flow management during three decades in the magazine business.
In a venture funding climate seeking large returns, thousands of potentially successful entrepreneurial startups can't get the financing they need to make a difference in the economy and in the culture. The problem isn't a new one, but it is a damaging one.
When developing a budget, it is important to estimate profits annually for the next three years as well as to develop a detailed month-by-month budget of sales, expenses, and cash flow amounts for the same three years.
Budgeting, forecasting, and projecting mean fundamentally the same thing--estimating future amounts based on information you already know.
In 2003, Alex Welch observed that e-commerce and social networking users were in need of an easy-to-use centralized hub to store and publish media. In this article, he explains how he founded a company based on this idea by bootstrapping his startup and later raising outside money.
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