Cash Sources

There are three primary sources of cash for every business. The operation can borrow money, it can get more capital from the owners/investors, or earn the money. The various cash sources work together to maintain the going concern of the business; try to match the sources off the funds to the respective uses to maximize the business going concern.

Insolvency and Bankruptcy – Know the Difference

Insolvency and Bankruptcy

Every business owner needs to know the difference between insolvency and bankruptcy.  Often these two terms are misunderstood and improperly used in conversation.  You need to know their correct meaning because both are used in civil law and both have different issues to address during the process.  In addition, understanding these two terms builds a better comprehensive understanding of financing your business.

Quick Ratio – Definition, Explanation and Proper Use

Quick Ratio

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 of the small business, you should only use this ratio as a means to gauge ability to pay your bills right now.

The Different Types of Bank Loans

Types of Bank Loans

There are many different types of bank loans, each having their own respective purpose.  All bank loans are categorized into two distinct groupings; secured and unsecured loans.  Within in each category of loans there are several different sub-types of bank notes used to make a loan.  Both categories require the owner of the small business to provide a personal guarantee to ensure the loan is paid back. 

What is Accrual Accounting?

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 a more accurate picture of the financial status and affairs of any business operation.

Construction Draw Schedule

Construction Draw Schedule

A construction draw schedule is a financial tool used by contractors in identifying percentage of completion points in the project for the bank to advance proceeds to the contractor. The construction draw schedule is instrumental in keeping the project moving along. 

Small Business Model Series Entry #4 – Basic Research

I spent a lot of time on the internet researching the industry as a whole.  There are about 220,000 machines in the US that are owned by non-banking companies and individuals.  So my first thought is that this is about 1 machine per 1,000 individuals (there’s about 220 million adults in the US/220 thousand machines and you get 1,000 adults per machine).

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