Cash Counts

The concept that ‘Cash’ is the most important aspect of business operations. In reality it is not, but all businesses have to deal with making sure cash is available to continue operations.

Quick Ratio – Definition, Explanation and Proper Use

The quick ratio is a formula used in business to identify the ability of a business to pay its current liabilities.  It is also known as the ‘Acid Test’ formula (ratio).  In the large markets this formula is one of the financial industry ratios used to value the stock of a corporation.  In the arena …

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Effective Internal Controls for Cash

All businesses should have internal controls to deter fraud, detect theft, and preserve assets.  Of all the assets, cash is the easiest to misappropriate.  Effective internal controls for cash prevent the proverbial hand in the cookie jar.   So how does a small business develop internal controls for cash?  What are good cash control systems and …

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An Explanation of Current Assets

The asset side of the balance sheet is divided into 3 major sections.  They include current assets, fixed assets, and other assets.  Current assets carry the most value to the small business entrepreneur because of the cash conversion aspect.  Cash is the blood that keeps a business alive.  So what are current assets?  How do …

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What is Accrual Accounting?

Accrual accounting is the preferred method of accounting for all business operations.  Any publicly traded company must comply with the principles of accrual accounting.  Small business operations can choose between cash and accrual accounting for their records.  Although cash accounting is the easiest to work with as a small business operation, accrual accounting will provide …

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How to Find Investment Capital – The Vendor Connection

All vendors look for avenues to expand their market share or maintain their market share.  Many times it is to their benefit to provide start-up capital to potential point of sale opportunities.  If they can assure themselves of a long term buyer of their product or service, then they will give serious consideration to a new …

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How to Find Investment Capital – The Family Connection

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There is one responsibility of all business entrepreneurs that is loathed more than any other.  It’s asking for money.  First off, you have to find financial resources and then you have to ask for money.  This article is dedicated to finding money and how to ‘ask’ for the money from a family member.  It is easier …

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