Knowing that big purchases are coming up can feel paralyzing. What happens if you lose a client after making the purchase? What if an invoice isn’t paid on time? Understanding your cash on hand and budgeting accordingly for necessary purchases is the first step to managing your cash flow.
Undertaking the task of separating your money can be daunting, we know, but starting simple can really help you understand your business income. Very simply put you have regular, irregular and annual payments. Essentially your goal is to compile a list of regular bills such as rent, utilities, cost of goods sold, etc. along with your irregular costs like purchasing new equipment and unemployment. And don't forget those annual payments like yearly insurance premiums and equipment maintenance.
Plan it Out
After tracking your expenses you will have a clearer understanding of how much income you have coming in versus what you need to pay out. With a little luck, your cash-flow breakdown will gauge how much you have to spend and how much you can save. Keeping savings on hand is helpful for those irregular purchases.
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We at SimpliNumbers want to see your business grow and we especially want to see manage your cashflow. Contact us if you would like to discuss our online bookkeeping services today.