5 Payment Strategies for Optimizing Cash Flow

It is important for enterprise business owners to evaluate their account receivables (AR) management strategies, especially when operating with margin constraints. Your business may be growing and you must strategically sacrifice margins, or you may be in an industry with narrow margins in the first place. Sageworks research shows that certain industries even generate negative margins, with software publishers at -5%, beverage manufacturers at -3.7%, and manufacturers of semiconductors and other electronic component at -0.3%.  Regardless of your industry, following the five payment strategies below will ensure the positive cash flow that will feed the success of your business.

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The Differences in Cash Forecast if You’re A Small, Medium, or Enterprise Business

Cash flow forecasts are critical no matter the size of your business. Knowing how much money comes in and goes out with some predictability allows you to plan effectively. You can be a profitable company and still run out of cash every month. That's why cash forecasts are essential.

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How a Company Can Still Be Profitable with a Negative Cash Flow

 Smart business owners understand how important cash flow is to the success of their companies. Without cash on hand, it’s difficult to cover operating expenses such as salaries, rent, utilities, and supplies. When money’s tight, pursuing new opportunities is out of the question.

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What to Do When Your Cash Flow Forecast is Wrong

The cash flow forecast is a critical report for a business of any size or niche. Because it shows how much money you’ll receive and disburse in a given period, the cash forecast serves as a touchstone for decisions about acquisitions, payroll, investing, marketing, and more. If this vital report is inaccurate, the fallout can be potentially dire for your business.

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4 Ways to Create an Accurate Cash Forecast

All businesses need cash to keep their doors open. When money is tight, simply covering recurring operating expenses can become difficult enough on its own.

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