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Finance at First Glance: Basics for Entrepreneurs

From cash flow to expense tracking, and invoicing to reports. Download our e-book and learn the basics of accounting and finances. You’ll learn where to start, what you need to know, and how to stay on top of it all.

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How to prepare a balance sheet

A balance sheet is a picture of a company’s net worth at a given time, such as the end of the year. It reflects the company’s assets, liabilities and owner’s equity. It’s important to create and review this financial statement to track the growth (or contraction) of your business.

Cash flow statement
Free Cash Flow Statement Template

A cash flow statement, along with the balance sheet and income statement (i.e. profit and loss statement), is one of the primary financial statements used to measure a company’s financial position. It tracks the inflow and outflow of cash resulting from operating, investing and financing activities during a given time period.

Cash Flow Management
3 Essentials for Successful Cash Flow Management

No business is immune from cash flow problems. A younger business might underestimate sales cycles or receivable time frames, or it could overestimate inventory. Any business could experience a cash flow problem following an unexpected downshift in the economy or a growth spurt that leads to a cash crunch.

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