4 Common Cash Flow Mistakes Made by Small Business Owners

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If you are starting a brand new business and you don’t have any kind of budgeting software or financial performance analysis tools, you better be a human calculator with a photographic memory. Between 2013 and 2014, over five percent of surveyed businesses ceased operating because of inadequate cash flow. In fact, as many as 25% of businesses fail within their first year, 36% fail after their second year, and by the end of their fourth year in business, 50% of businesses have failed. read more…

Back to the Basics: Understanding Financial Ratios

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Understanding financial ratios is essential to cultivating a healthy business. Between the years 2013 and 2014, 5.2% of surveyed businesses failed as a result of inadequate cash flow or sales. Many of them probably did not even realize the magnitude of their financial problems because they were not able to calculate and interpret their financial ratios. This kind of “incompetence” is the reason nearly half (46%) of businesses fail. read more…

How Proper Foresight Can Save Your Business: The Importance of Financial Risk Analysis

financial risk analysisThe unfortunate reality is that one out of every four businesses fails after its first year in operation. This number increases to 36% after the second year and 50% by the end of their fourth year in operation. About 5.2% of these businesses fail as a result of inadequate cash flow or sales, which happens when business owners and managers do not take the proper steps required to prepare for financial problems. read more…

A Beginner’s Guide to Easy Business Budgeting

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As many as 25% of new businesses fail after their first year. Between 2013 and 2014, 5.2% of surveyed businesses failed as a result of inadequate cash flow, and financial incompetence is the reason why 46% of businesses cease operating in general. Companies that have no knowledge of pricing, financing, or proper planning are doomed from the start. Do not let that be you. read more…

Leave the Math to the Experts: What all Business Owners Need to Know About Financial Success

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You are passionate about your business. You worked hard to get to where you are, and you have full faith that your company can thrive, providing the highest quality product and the most excellent customer service on the market. But maybe math, finance, and accounting are not your strong suits. As knowledgeable as you are in your particular field, and as much as you believe in your brand, without the proper financial management, your business is not likely to succeed. read more…

3 Secrets to a Successful Small Business

financial ratios by industryAll businesses are unique — small businesses especially. While some sort of uniform algorithm would certainly be helpful to determining the keys to running a successful small business, the best many small business owners can hope for is to learn from their peers and by studying what other businesses are doing right. By examining these common threads between successful small businesses, small business owners can cull the secrets of success and apply them to their own business models, learning what they should and should not do. read more…

4 Secrets of Success for Small Businesses

financial risk analysisBetween 2013 and 2014, over 5% of 14,405,210 businesses surveyed closed their doors due to inefficient cash flow. A lot of things can go wrong for an entrepreneur, but if you plan ahead and determine a specific goal, understand your market, choose your location wisely, and conduct a proper financial risk analysis, your chances of success will remain strong and steady. read more…

Using Financial Statement Analysis Software (Correctly) Can Save Your Small Business

financial statement analysis softwareIn previous blog posts, we’ve told you that one in four businesses fail during their first year. That number increases to 36% by the second year, 44% by the third year, and 50% by the fourth year. Since small businesses are the lifeblood of any economy, that’s a disturbing set of data. Even worse? It’s estimated that up to 46% of businesses fail because of “incompetence.” In other words, they’re either ignorant of financing and pricing, fail to pay the taxman, or spend too much too soon. read more…