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Working Capital vs. Cash Flow: Why You Need to Know the Difference

Posted by Alan Brown on Dec 31, 2018 11:18:59 AM

 

When growing your small business, it’s important to have a firm understanding of your finances. Two of the most important numbers to consider are your working capital and your cash flow. While these figures are related, they aren’t identical. Figuring out each one can help you analyze the health of your business and what steps you need to take in order to ensure future growth.

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Topics: Cash Flow, What Is Working Capital, Wokring Capital Loan, Working Capital Strategy, Business Management

Working Capital: Is an Aggressive or Conservative Strategy Right for Your Business?

Posted by Alan Brown on Dec 26, 2018 2:32:15 PM

 

Managing your small business’s working capital is a delicate balancing act. A more aggressive strategy involves spending more in order to make more. A conservative approach, on the other hand, requires you to save working capital in order to lower your risk. Which one is best for your company? Keep reading to find out!

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Topics: Working Capital Needs, Working Capital Strategy, Working Capital Management, Working Capital Loans, Business Management

6 Technology Upgrades to Get With Equipment Leasing

Posted by Alan Brown on Nov 13, 2018 5:13:47 PM

 

Leasing your technology equipment comes with several benefits. First, you can save a lot of money upfront compared with purchasing all (or even some) of it outright. Second, you can avoid the headache of dealing with outdated equipment and simply upgrade to the newest model or version when your lease is up.

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Topics: Equipment Leasing, Equipment Financing, Equipment Upgrades, Technology Equipment Leasing, Business Management

4 Ways to Compare Small Business Loan Offers

Posted by Alan Brown on Aug 10, 2018 2:16:59 PM

 

When you’re ready to take out a loan to help fund your small business, it’s important to weigh the variables in order to make the best decision for your company. Here are four ways you can determine which financing option to choose.

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Topics: Small Business Owner, Small Business Loan, Working Capital Loan, Business Management, Financial Terms, How To Obtain Working Capital

How to Track Trends in Your Industry (And Why You Should)

Posted by Alan Brown on Aug 10, 2018 12:13:27 PM

 

As a small business owner, it’s important to strike a balance between staying focused on the goal ahead of you while also remaining agile in order to stay ahead of the competition. One way to do this is by tracking trends in your industry. This helps you to predict the future of your market share and also shift your focus to meet consumer needs.

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Topics: Small Business Management, Small Business Growth, Tracking Trends, Business Management

How to Know When to Expand Your Business

Posted by Alan Brown on Jul 27, 2018 1:29:19 PM

 

A growing business can be a good problem to have, but a few solid months doesn’t necessarily mean it’s time to expand. There are, however, some other markers to look for when deciding if an initiative to expand is right for your company. Check out these five indicators that it may be time to find new ways to grow your business.

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Topics: Small Business Management, Working Capital Loan, Business Management, Small Business Growth, Growth, Expansion

7 Tips Every Small Business Owner Should Follow

Posted by Alan Brown on May 10, 2018 1:47:09 PM

 

80% percent of small businesses survive their first year in business but only 50% of those new businesses make it past the five-year mark. So, why do businesses fail? Well, there are many reasons for potential failure; however many of them can be proactively avoided.

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Topics: Business Management

4 Ways to Increase Employee Productivity

Posted by Alan Brown on Mar 21, 2018 10:48:18 AM

 

As many employers have discovered, an unproductive workforce can bring progress and revenue to a screeching halt. Your goal, as a business owner, is to ensure employees feel inspired, stay productive and drive the vision of your company.

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Topics: Employee Productivity, Business Management

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