Category Archives: Strengthen Your Financials

How to Financially Prepare to Start Your Own Business

Starting a business is a life goal for many young entrepreneurs. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. If you want to start a business and be your own boss, you have to prepare yourself for hard work and saving money to be successful as a first time entrepreneur. Here are some ideas for how to financially prepare to start your own business.

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How Do You Figure Out How Much Cash a Company Needs?

Business Capital is the most critical component that fuels your company and keeps it safe from sharks in the banking world. Without it, organizations can’t grow. or you may be bootstrapping your startup, but how do you figure out how much cash a company needs? Continue reading How Do You Figure Out How Much Cash a Company Needs?

Payment Trends Driving the Future

The global pandemic has disrupted the financial sector in more ways than one. Lockdowns and restrictions across the world have basically crippled the global economy. However, during those trying times, payments have started to evolve. Here are a few payment trends driving the future of payments. Continue reading Payment Trends Driving the Future

How Do You Use a Balanced Scorecard?

Must all segments of your business operate effectively for your business to be truly successful? Some businesses survive in spite of poor performance in some segment(s), which is actually being carried by the performance of another segment. In other words, when one segment is not productive, other segments must be even more productive to compensate for it. If this is the case, then you could use a balanced scorecard to achieve strategic alignment. Continue reading How Do You Use a Balanced Scorecard?

Pros and Cons of Bootstrapping Your Startup

Guerilla style bootstrapping is one of the most common paths aspiring entrepreneurs take. No matter what kind of business you’re in or whether you succeed or not: everyone respects those who put in the hustle. Bootstrapping is a romanticized idea. But, even though it can help you make it big, it also has its pitfalls. Here are the pros and cons of bootstrapping. Continue reading Pros and Cons of Bootstrapping Your Startup

What Is Your Business Return on Invested Capital?

Profit is used to drive growth, which is one aspect to your cash needs. But what are you going to do with the excess cash from your business? Your options include purchase assets, spend it on various expenses, hold it in an investment account, pay down debt, or give it back to the shareholders. Do you have a Return on Investment plan for your capital? Continue reading What Is Your Business Return on Invested Capital?

How to Manage Working Capital

One important topic on finance processes is knowing how to manage working capital. Working capital is the money it takes to run your business on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. It is the money used to pay your suppliers for materials and the money needed to pay for the goods and services (i.e. inventory and payroll) you have used while you wait for your customers to pay you. Continue reading How to Manage Working Capital

How to Use Financial Strategies for Business Success

There were two things at the heart of the financial crises: the sub-prime home lending fiasco (with the bad loans then bundled into investment securities) and the use of credit default swaps that had organizations falling like dominoes once bad mortgage loans started taking some institutions down. How can you make sure your company succeeds? One way is using financial strategies for business success. Continue reading How to Use Financial Strategies for Business Success