Working capital; it’s what makes or breaks a business. Most businesses that fail do so because they don’t have enough cash at hand. They might have great clients, fantastic assets, and everything else going for them, but they need actual cash to continue operating. Here’s what you need to know about building your working capital.
Avoiding errors when you calculate working capital helps you understand the true picture of your short-term obligations. Let’s take a closer look at how to calculate your working capital properly and the consequences of getting it wrong.
Working capital is the lifeblood of your business. This measure lets you test your ability to pay your short-term debts while planning ahead for growth or busy periods. It also identifies cash shortages and helps you pinpoint where your cash is tied up. Working capital loans offer one solution to this dilemma.
Some industries experience peak periods, such as ski resorts in winter, with many businesses enjoying a bump during summer seasonality. People want to be outside in the warm weather, and that usually means they spend more money. Don’t miss out on increased sales due to a lack of cash flow for your business expenses. Instead, consider […]
Are you an innovative entrepreneur with a summer seasonal business such as lawn care, outdoor adventure or guided tours? If so, how do you deal with the swings of your operational costs in the off-season? The type of business you have drives your operating cycle but may not coincide with your cash flow needs. Let’s look at ways […]
If you’re thinking about expanding your business by increasing inventory, hiring new employees, updating your facilities or other growth-related costs, a working capital loan might be just what your business needs. Before you look for financing, be sure that your business is ready to take that on. To do so, you need to understand what […]
Many businesses are flush with cash in the spring, as clients ramp up for warm weather booms and new opportunities emerge. However, the adage still prevails, it takes money to make money. You probably don’t have to think hard to come up with ways your business can use more working capital to make more money. Working capital […]
The trucking industry is the heart and soul of the American economy. If you own a trucking and logistics business, you know how difficult it is to stay competitive and meet your client’s tight delivery timelines. In order to survive, it takes a sizable fleet of trucks and experienced, reliable drivers. Working capital loans can […]
If you own a construction company or other seasonal business, you know it can be tough to get through the slow winter months. The cold weather grounds some businesses until spring, but even retail stores and restaurants experience significant drops as customers hunker down at home after the holiday rush. This slow period would be a […]
For many businesses, the winter months and the holiday season are the slowest times of the year. Retail stores find that they can clear significant profits on Black Friday, but other stores may find that customers are hesitant to spend any more money than they have to. Home improvements, big-ticket purchases, and services are often […]