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3 Musts For Better Cash Flow Management

Early Growth Financial Services

Cash is mission critical for any business and running out of it is the number 1 startup killer. Generating tons of revenue and showing a lot of accounts receivables (A/R) mean little if you don’t also have adequate cash in the bank to keep the lights on. Apply a scientific approach to monitoring and understanding your cash flow.

What's Your Burn Rate Mean?

Ask The VC

Forecast your cash position and sleep more soundly.


The example we crafted proved that companies can easily find themselves strapped for cash during periods of rapid growth as well as in downturns. There are many techniques and time horizons for forecasting cash. Each week, the actual cash position is updated and the past week dropped from the forecast and a new week added.

Parallel Processing Inside Your Company

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Many of them talk openly about the cash position, the challenges and opportunities in front of the business. I've had the pleasure of serving on a Board with Scott Weiss for the past six years. Scott is one of the best entrepreneurs/executives I know. Sadly, he's given up being a CEO to become a VC. It's a really good post.

8 Challenges To Overcome In The Growth Of Hyperlocal

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs don’t realize that Facebook spent over $100 million, before revenues from advertising turned cash positive.

Containing Growth Chaos: Five Things To Do When Your Company Is On The Upswing


Manage cash flow. At my company, our cash position is reviewed every week, come rain or shine. Some people call it a credo.

The Tipping Point (E-Commerce Version)

Jeff Jordan

The news around shopping during the holiday season was dominated by two separate stories. So, how has this shift been playing out? The U.S.

Why First Round Capital funded a lawsuit

Redeye VC

And since Techforward had invested so much money working on the Best Buy deal, the cash position of the company was not looking good. You can imagine the scene in the board room. And Best Buy is talking about launching it with a Super Bowl commercial! Fast forward a few months and many more meetings in Minneapolis.

How Much Funding Should You Raise?

Up and Running

There will be limited options, and you are in an extremely poor negotiation position in front of the very few investors who may still be interested.

Create Structure out of the Gate and You’ll Thank Yourself Later

Feld Thoughts

The first material update goes out to the investors, with lots of positive quotes from VPs at potential customers, and they all indicate future product acceptance if a bunch of other stuff gets in place. Ari Newman is an entrepreneur, mentor, investor, and a friend. I’ve worked closely with Ari for a while and love his candor.

10 Things Every Small Business Needs To Do

Up and Running

You need to manage your cash. The number one reason small businesses go bankrupt is lack of cash , not lack of profits. Does it work?

Get Your Cash Faster: 7 Shrewd Tips

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Cash flow is the most important financial item for a small business owner to pay attention to. Here's how to speed it up. Delay the work.

The Financial Wealth Ratio

Start Up Blog

And while trading large capital assets may generate actual cash returns, that return is singular and only available at the point of transaction.

The Dark Side of Equity Crowdfunding

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If your company can be cash-flow positive with one round of financing, equity crowd funding might work for you. That all sounds terrific.

How Integrating Business Software Can Maximise Profitability


Speed Up the Cash Flow Cycle. by Lynsey Bowen, branding and marketing consultant for ConnectMyApps. Let’s say your best client moves.

9 Things That Tell You To Pivot


You are burning cash. Cash is king, always has been and always will be. Pivoting’ is spoken about a lot in the tech world. Is it clear?

If it can be counted, the CFO owns it.


And it extends beyond the usual interpretation of the CFO position in many companies. It is the ultimate control over. The moral is simple.

When to Grow and When to Cut

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

They were fortunate enough to build up a significant cash position prior to the downturn, which gave them more options than most companies.

The Key Elements of the Financial Plan

Up and Running

Cash flow statement. ” Cash flow statement. Your cash flow statement is just as important as your profit and loss statement.

Guide through the Balance Sheet & its Key Terms | Deimar.


into cash. Cash and cash equivalents: bank accounts, cash. relation is reflected in the cash position of the company.

Selling Smart: Not All Sales Are Good Sales

Up and Running

While the company’s sales figures increase, its profitability often narrows to a point where cash flow issues occur. Allow me to explain.

3 Surefire Ways to Grow Your Business

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Note that it's not a "manage for cash" position; the business still funds investment that is necessary to maintain growth.

What Is the Hypernet?

Roger and Mike

Skype is perfectly positioned for mobile, especially in the developing world, and Microsoft got it for a small fraction of its strategic value.


Should I consider factoring to smooth-out my cash flow?

Up and Running

Balancing your cash flow. Your cash position is still zero – nothing in, nothing out. But this hardly ever happens.

Exciting Job Opportunity as a Controller

Southeast VC

Manage and participate in day-to-day financial operations and processes, including AP, AR, cash, payroll, invoicing/billing, collections, and fixed asset records. Manage the company’s cash position, including oversight of the company’s transaction processing systems and interfaces to processing vendors.  


Some Thoughts About Doing SaaS And IT Business On The B2B Market


It is better to be small, but cash-flow positive, like Recommy ?, You do need to pay a salary to your salesman though all that time.


Cash Rich Companies

Venture Chronicles

It is estimated that there is as much as $2 trillion in cash on the balance sheets of public companies in the U.S. Instead what appears to be happening is that companies are using their strong cash positions to embark on a new age of M&A , pay down debt , and buy back stocks … none of which will lead to job creation

Board Meeting Management

Will Price

The market, product, competition, customers, team, etc are moving and changing quickly and frequent board meetings to discuss resource allocation, trade-offs, strategy, financial position, etc are critical. Start-up boards typically meet once a month. Too often, however, I find board meetings are a status update. Confidence soars.

Fog Creek Compensation

I should mention that Fog Creek is just starting, were a new company, and we dont have a lot of cash. Briefly: Level 8 is for interns. So what?

How To Ace Your Most Important Hire

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Your CFO will need to build and understand cash flow models to determine the potential benefits of various scenarios to the company and its investors.

You Missed Your Number. Now What?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Even if you miss your number, you need to make sure you are on top of your cash and able to meet your short-term liabilities. You bet!

Die another day


One of the key levers I believe exists in the Indian market is to survive at very low burn rates, or even turn cash positive while still experimenting with the core idea. Very interesting post on why “fail fast&# philosophy might be ill-founded. In this construct, the ability to survive and wait it out is even more important.

King Files with the SEC, prepares to IPO


At the very least, this cash flowing into Swedish shareholders'' profits should be a good thing for the Nordic gaming and startup scene.

Read Startup Life!

Noam Wasserman

A review of Brad Feld and Amy Batchelor’s Startup Life. This hard-learned gem of wisdom is richly conveyed throughout their excellent read.

Large Companies - New Equation of Big Company Behavior

Will Price

Start-ups move 7x faster as the urgency of the next fund raising, competitive threat, cash position, etc. Start-up time is to dog years as enterprise time is to human years. drive Herculean efforts. A familiar start-up complaint is that the contrast in cadence (btwn small and nimble and big and slow) is incredibly frustrating.

Mis-labeled bubble: it's the structure, not the valuation

Information Arbitrage

And even more than poor investment discipline, I think these structures are placing the start-ups raising the capital in a very precarious, high-volatility position. We’re building fast but we’re burning cash. All this spells a worsening cash position with no help in sight. I’ve lived through bubbles.

Year-End To-Do List: Write Your Company's Obituary Now

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

T''is the season to be a little morbid. But if you identify what could be your demise now, you''ll set yourself up for a much stronger 2014.

WayTooEarly: How Long Is The Honeymoon


It is clear to me that the second honeymoon starts once youre cash positive. Fred Adler, a noted early NY based venture capitalist, had a sign on his wall that said "Happiness is positive cash flow." And when youre raising money, there is no honeymoon till you have enough cash for another year. TrackBack.

When cash is tight – slow its flight!


We have discussed why never to run out of cash. This insight delves into how never to run out of cash. Even before examining the tactics of cash flow management, we’ve got to acknowledge that you never, ever should slip on payment of payroll taxes. I have a story about this for later in this insight. Well, almost. Who knew?

Cracking The Code: The Bessemer 10 laws of SaaS - Fall 2008.

Cracking the Code

If you calculate CMRR correctly, that single metric also gives you good forward visibility into, revenue, cash collections and Churn. Really.