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The Importance of Managing Your Cash Conversion Cycle

This week’s post and linked full article are by William K. Thorpe, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. For many Los Angeles and Southern California business leaders, cash flow challenges continue in spite of continuing signs of an economic recovery. Improving management … Continue reading

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Two Types of Alternative Financing to Help Bridge Cash Flow Gaps

With the economic recovery moving slower than we would like, many Los Angeles and Southern California business leaders are finding that it’s still difficult to obtain working capital financing for their companies. The time lag that exists – between when … Continue reading

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Wholesaler & Manufacturer Challenges: Cash, Credit & Capital (Part 1)

In the course of our work with many wholesalers and manufacturers, we hear about the different financial and operational challenges these businesses face. In this new series of articles, we take a close look at both these challenges and the … Continue reading

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The Importance of Business Budgeting

It’s critical that executives work together with other key members of the management team to create a business budget that defines the company’s basic financial structure and how cash will be managed to work within this structure. Business budgeting helps … Continue reading

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How to Boost Your Business’ Cash Flow

“Cash is king!” It’s an old business axiom that almost sounds cliché today, but you know what? It’s absolutely true. Most business executives focus heavily on sales and profits, and rightly so. But companies can usually survive periods of unprofitability, … Continue reading

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Managing and Financing Business Growth

While reviving a stagnant or declining business is certainly challenging, growing a business to the next level brings many challenges of its own, especially with regards to financing Growth requires funding for staff, inventory, sales and marketing. CEOs and CFOs … Continue reading

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Understanding Your Cash Flow Cycle

Continuing to face challenges in this uneven and inconsistent economic recovery, many CFOs and CEOs are placing a renewed emphasis on optimizing cash flow as a way to help improve their company’s financial situation. Beginning with a look at the … Continue reading

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Options for Financing Capital Expenditures

In a recent article, we discussed the importance of devising a strategic plan for how you will allocate your company’s capital expenditures (or CAPEX) budget. Such a plan should detail what physical assets should be acquired and when, how they … Continue reading

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Wealth Preservation: Protecting Your Assets in Today’s Economy

Many CFOs are often asked for financial guidance in personal wealth matters by fellow C-level executives. In support of these requests for information, this article addresses wealth preservation and ways that forward-thinking executives can protect their assets and better prepare … Continue reading

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Cash Flow Management During Good Times and Bad

Cash flow is the lifeblood of a business. To survive and thrive, a company must apply cash flow management best practices to support generating sufficient cash from its business operations, investments and other sources to meet payroll, purchasing material inputs … Continue reading

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