What is Cash Flow?

Cash flow is the dollar change in the bank account at the end of the accounting cycle (period). It is primarily attributed to the earnings from operations adding back some non-cash expenses such as depreciation and amortization. Any changes in the current assets or current liabilities section is included in the formula.

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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Cash is King – The Value of Cash Flow

For any small business operation, getting cash into the bank account is critical to survival.  Without cash, the probability of success dissipates quickly.  So how do you get cash into the bank account?  There are several sources of cash: they include capital, loans and customer payments. Capital When the business operation starts the owners or …

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