Your Cash Flow Statement

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  • Cash Flow Statement Explained
    Ken Burke 7 min
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    Understanding cash flow can mean the difference between being in business and going out of business. This Microcast provides an overview of managing your cash flow on a monthly basis as well as understanding your max negative cash flow—all so that you can avoid the pitfalls that could lead to unnecessary bankruptcy.

Given that 8 in 10 business failures can be attributed to poor cash management, tracking how much cash is coming in and going out is crucial to startup success. The cash flow statement provides an ongoing record of income, investments, and expenses so you can adjust activities and stay on target. You can also predict how much you need to invest in the business before your business achieves positive cash flow – more money coming in than going out. In addition to addressing these crucial calculations, this learning stream delves into strategies for managing cash flow and establishing a realistic basis for cash flow projections. Using the accompanying customizable spreadsheet in tandem with on-demand expertise, you’ll develop a sound cash flow strategy that sets your company on a path toward growth.

You will learn:

  • Why is it important to track cash flow?
  • What are the elements of the cash flow statement?
  • What is a burn rate?
  • What does cash flow positive mean, and how can I predict when I’ll get there?
  • Why could a quick positive cash flow give investors pause?
  • What inputs can I adjust to impact the cash flow model?
  • How should I define aggressive and conservative cash flow estimates?
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