We often see prospective clients paying special attention to the profit and loss statement (P&L), but ignoring the balance sheet. That's a mistake, as both are important. Let’s drill into their difference between the balance sheet and the P&L with this cheat sheet:
To apply for a business line of credit, a lender is going to want to know that your company is in good financial health. Additionally they will want to know what kind of collateral your business can offer to secure the line of credit. There are a few key accounting metrics that you should track: Your liquidity KPIs and your borrowing base calculation. (Includes borrowing base calculator)
Why should you care about your debt-to-equity ratio? Investors care about your liquidity (asset health) and solvency (debt health), and as a business owner, you should too. In financial metrics, that means tracking your current and quick ratio and your debt-to-equity ratio respectively. On the simplest terms, debt is what you owe, equity is what you own. Includes a debt-to-equity ratio calculator and infographic.
Many entrepreneurs know they need financial projections to secure a business loan. But not all understand the building blocks necessary to create more reliable financial projections.
The good, the bad, and the how-to for budget variance analysis. We cover what they are, and offer our best tips to monitor and understand your budget variances.
Even the best value proposition doesn’t make your business recession-proof. So how can a business double-down in times of economic uncertainty? Begin with your data and then focus on growth. Here are six ways to grow your business in an unpredictable economy.
Congratulations, you have managed to persuade a customer to purchase your product or service. In fact, you have managed to repeat this action over and over again. But, do you know the true cost to acquiring those customers and have you figured out how to improve that cost?
In case you didn't know the latest stimulus bill allocated more money to the to the popular PPP loan program that was part of the Cares Act earlier in 2020. And now we have the PPP 2. Here's how to qualify.
Truthfully, the finance department is not always the first thing business owners think to scale as their company grows. More often than not, business owners come to this realization once they have seen a big jump in revenue and suddenly realize that some more strategic financial planning is in order. So which one should you hire first? A CFO or a Controller?
Your value proposition is more than simply defining your price structure. It is your brand’s narrative. To define your value proposition, begin with the obvious and work your way through to the nuanced.