Month: October 2015

Fair Market Value

Fair Market Value

Value at the individual level is strictly personal.  But as more buyers for the same item come into play the price of the item begins to stabilize. If there are hundreds of thousands of buyers, the price reaches a high level of consistency or what is called ‘Fair Market Value’.

Working Capital

Treasury Stock

Cash is the lifeblood of every business. Without cash a business operation can come to a standstill. Cash is one component of working capital, a term referring to current assets (Gross Working Capital) less payables and accrued expenses.

Cash Flow – Introduction

Cash Flow

Insolvency is defined as the inability to pay liabilities as they come due. To meet the demand of creditors cash is required. For most small businesses there are as little as a single source to multiple sources of cash.

Perpetual Inventory

Perpetual Inventory

Most small businesses use the annual inventory system to determine ending inventory value. Any adjustments are to the income statement inside the cost of goods sold formula. This is acceptable if management only wanted accurate financial statements once a year. But this is unrealistic for a small business.

Front and Back Offices -Differences

Front and Back Offices

The terms ‘Front’ and ‘Back Office’ are used in business to refer to the form of office work conducted. In general the front office interacts with customers/clients and handles the day-to-day activity. The back office is where management leads the organization and handles the underlying financial affairs.

Office Management- Introduction

Every small business has a physical spot to process paperwork, whether it’s a notebook in a truck for a contractor or a large building complex with tens of employees for a multi-million dollar operation, the paperwork has to get processed somewhere. But there is more to this than the physical facility, it is more about the people and process involved that define the office.

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