必备工具:利用有效的现金流模板发展业务

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利用有效的现金流模板发展业务

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发现追踪现金流的关键

Business owners need to pay attention to a variety of metrics, measurements and other pieces of information to stay on top of operations and understand the direction in which their company is headed. This need to maintain consistent oversight can't be ignored. Without a good handle on everything from the attitudes and motivation level of your employees to your financial health, it's easy to lose control and face a wide range of operational problems.

When it comes to cash flow and profitability in particular, a cash flow template can provide critical insight and keep your business on the path toward growth, stability and many years of continued operations. Let's look at what goes into a cash flow template and why they're so useful.

 

企业主需要关注各种指标、测量数据和其他信息,掌握运营情况,了解企业的发展方向。这种监督要始终如一,不容忽视。如果无法善加处理从员工态度和动力水平、财务状况等各种事务,就很容易失控,导致运营出现一系列问题。

当问题涉及现金流和盈利能力时尤为如此,因为现金流模板能提供至关重要的洞察力,帮助企业走上成长、稳定和长期持续运营的道路。我们来了解一下现金流模板中的内容以及它们为何如此有用。

 

What is a cash flow template?
 

A cash flow template allows you to organize your various income streams and expenses into a clear, easy-to-understand snapshot that provides both historical context and a view of your current situation. Perhaps the most important step to take - beyond deciding if you want to build your own spreadsheet or use a variety of available templates, such as this free example compatible with QuickBooks and starting to input information - is identifying all of your sources of income and debt.

On the incoming cash side, some basic areas of profit can be identified easily. Income from contracted work, regardless of how it's provided, can be added to the template as it flows into your coffers. However, you may also need to consider other sources of revenue, such as a working capital loan. While you'll eventually need to pay back the amount loaned, the money is readily available and intended for you to use to prop up your operations.

Having more expenses than sources of income is common, as everything from office supplies and electricity bills to leases on heavy equipment and payroll fall under this category. Take the time to identify all your expenses, as doing so once means you only have to make small adjustments going forward.

Maintaining your cash flow template to ensure accuracy on a month-to-month basis is imperative to your business. Strategic business decisions can be difficult to make if the information contained within the template is is incomplete and/or incorrect.

 

How a cash flow template helps your company
 

With your updated and accurate cash flow template, you can identify a variety of issues that may have otherwise remained undiscovered. Opportunities for cost-cutting may arise, especially if you notice a specific bill is exceptionally high and you have the opportunity to switch to a different vendor. You can also isolate work performed in recent weeks or months that, while providing income for your business, may not have been worth the associated investment of time, labor and materials. A job that offers only meager returns and required a substantial outlay of resources is one you'll likely want to avoid in the future.

Having a comprehensive understanding of cash flow can enable you to take better advantage of the equipment leasing and financing options available to you. With a strong understanding of what will fit into your budget on a monthly basis and the impact of a new yet manageable expense, you can more confidently seek out the opportunity to acquire new equipment that will help your business move forward. To learn more about leasing and financing through Cat Financial, get in touch with us today.

 

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