Tag: cash flow

Having Enough Cash to be Healthy

Don’t have any cash in case of emergency, to fund payroll, etc. We’re operating very close – chasing accounts receivable to get money in, and it goes right back out again. Feels like a treadmill and that we’re not…

Keeping Cash Flow Flowing

I thought we’d be showing momentum this month but we’re still catching up on last month’s billing. It seems like we’re always late getting our invoices out the door to customers, and then it takes clients forever to pay…

Find Gold by Controlling Inventory

Parts come in from lots of directions – picked up at stores, delivered to client sites, delivered to our shop. Parts also go out the door lots of ways: stocking up trucks, installed at client sites, sit around before…

Make a Deal

Incumbents only lose 20% of the time. If losses spike, pay attention. Deals we thought were in the bag have suddenly been put on hold. It feels like sales are flying out the window. Have to get things turned…

No More Write Offs

We're experiencing an unusually high amount of write-offs. It's been increasing with the small accounts, where we used to get paid 100%. We've always had some amount of write-offs with our bigger clients. I'm getting tired of it. Every…

Bank Won’t Deal With Me

Need help dealing with the bank. Next few months will be tough. Cash flow is already tight and taxes are coming up. If I had a bigger credit line to draw on, I'd be more comfortable, but my bank…