3 Myths of Small Business Success

By |2021-08-04T16:35:49-05:00July 27th, 2021|Advisory, Cash Flow, Goals, Internal Control, KPIs, Preparation, Process Optimization|

  Applications for new businesses have increased over the past year. This is good news, as small businesses drive our economies and bring growth to our communities. But starting a new business isn’t an easy road—22% of small businesses fail within the first year, and 50% fail within the first five years. And with so [...]

The Importance of Liquidity in Decision-Making

By |2021-07-28T12:58:23-05:00June 21st, 2021|Cash Flow, Saving|

  Liquidity is essential for businesses to survive and thrive. Liquidity is a measure of available liquid assets, with cash being the most important. A company’s employees, vendors, and other stakeholders expect the company to maintain adequate liquidity to meet its obligations. It makes sense that liquidity should be factored into important decisions, but it’s [...]

Why Liquidity Is Important In Nonprofit Decision-Making

By |2021-07-28T12:58:13-05:00April 12th, 2021|Cash Flow, Nonprofit, Saving|

  Liquidity is essential for an organization to be able to survive and thrive. Liquidity is a measure of available liquid assets, with cash being the most important. An organization’s employees, vendors, and other stakeholders expect the organization to maintain adequate liquidity to meet its obligations. It makes sense that liquidity should be factored into [...]

How To Manage Cash Flow For Your Growing Business

By |2021-04-08T11:11:24-05:00March 29th, 2021|Budget, Cash Flow, Investment, Uncategorized|

  If you have ever heard the expression “cash is king,” it’s because it is, for now at least. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been taking off recently, but cash still rules the roost for now. As one of your business’s top resources, it’s essential that cash is well managed, which includes understanding the timing [...]

5 Blind Spots To Avoid When Scaling Your Nonprofit

By |2021-04-08T11:09:35-05:00March 15th, 2021|Advisory, Budget, Cash Flow, Change, Goals, Internal Control, Leader, Nonprofit, Performance Measurement, Preparation, Process Optimization|

  As your organization grows and scales, there are blind spots that sneak up on you. Things were going well in your organization; you were cruising along, enjoying the growth and sustainability and then … BAM! New problems and opportunities seemingly come out of nowhere. Each stage of an organization (startup, growth-stage and maturity) has [...]

5 Blind Spots to Avoid When Scaling your Business

By |2021-04-08T11:09:20-05:00February 15th, 2021|Advisory, Budget, Cash Flow, Change, Goals, Internal Control, Leader, Nonprofit, Performance Measurement, Preparation, Process Optimization|

  Growing a business is a lot like an amusement park. It’s exciting, fun, overwhelming and nauseating. It’s a roller coaster of fear, confidence, joy and panic. It’s a tilt-a-whirl of influence, innovation, and concern. The growth stage of business can be a wild ride, especially when the growth occurs rapidly. This array of emotions [...]

Cash Flow Management Practices For Your Nonprofit

By |2021-04-08T11:12:17-05:00February 1st, 2021|Accounting, Budget, Cash Flow, Donation, Fundraising, Nonprofit|

If you have ever heard the expression “cash is king,” it’s because it is, for now at least. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been taking off recently, but cash still rules the roost for now. As one of your organization’s top resources, it’s essential that cash is well managed, which includes understanding the timing [...]

How to Calculate and Evaluate Nonprofit Program Profitability

By |2021-01-22T16:53:35-06:00January 20th, 2021|Accounting, Cash Flow, Deductions, Fundraising, Nonprofit|

  Amid the uncertainty of 2020 and into 2021, leaders in all industries are taking a close look at their revenues, costs, and cash flow. These considerations are important and sometimes urgent, especially in the past year or so. One approach is to focus primarily on cash flow. A cash flow focus alone won’t always [...]

Top Five Ways to Survive and Thrive Financially During Economic Uncertainty

By |2020-09-21T14:34:37-05:00June 23rd, 2020|Advisory, Cash Flow, COVID-19, Economy, Goals, Hello Iowa, Performance Measurement, Preparation|

Undoubtedly, there’s a lot of uncertainty and change happening around us. This volatility can make us feel like we should hold tight and be reactive to what happens. But times of crisis and economic uncertainty can create opportunities for us to accelerate changes that we needed or wanted to happen anyway. Here are the Top [...]

How to Improve Your Future Financial Results

By |2020-10-01T17:57:19-05:00May 26th, 2020|Advisory, Cash Flow, Goals, KPIs, Records, Value|

Your basic financial statements report what has happened in the past – these are lagging indicators. Those numbers are certainly important, but they only tell you what has already happened. If you don’t like the results, there’s nothing you can do to change them. However, to impact future results, you must also identify Key Performance [...]

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