If you didn’t have a cash flow management model before, what are you waiting for?
Or do you still think you can actually manage your company with a P&L, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows? If you believe the best way to run a company is with backward-looking, historical documents, then you probably also think that the safest way to drive a car is through your rearview mirror!
History- yes, you can learn from it, and not repeat your mistakes, but it can’t tell you what’s coming down the road!
Cash Flow Management: Look forward!
What’s coming in?!
What sales are being made?!
Who owes you money that needs a reminder call?!
What are expenses today, next week, and next month?!
What will your bank balance be after you run payroll?!
Some people are saying, “But David, it’s too late!” It’s never too late to put good business practices into place unless you’re giving up without even trying.
Am I being too harsh? Maybe.
But sometimes it...
We need to be prepared for business loan delinquencies.
Special Asset departments of banks have been busy. Really busy. The Special Asset department of a bank is the group of people who work with problem loans. If you need to work with them, they will decide:
The Special Asset employee at the bank can become your best friend or a challenge to work with, depending on how you deal with them.
They want information.
They want explanations.
They want realistic forecasts.
They want action plans.
They want you to succeed so the loan is paid off.
How do they know that they'll get payments? The basic tool that is used is a 13-week cash flow model.
Solid, realistic sales forecast.
Expenses under control.
Planned payments to vendors.
I'd love to be connected to special asset managers. Please, introduce me if you know any.
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