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Positive cash flow : powerful tools and techniques to collect your receivables, manage your payables, and fuel your growth
Cooke, Robert A., 1931-
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Publication Information:
Franklin Lakes, NJ : Career Press, [2003]

Physical Description:
191 pages ; 21 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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HG4028.C45 C578 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Cash flow is a major concern of all business enterprises, from the smallest to the largest. Most of the information on this subject is aimed at and written for CPAs, MBAs, and other financial professionals. This book is written for the small business owner or everyday entrepreneur, offering simple and modern language to explain vital information about cash flow. This book also discusses the use of excess cash -- recognizing that putting money to work when there is plenty of cash is just as important as conserving it when cash is short. Positive Cash Flow examines each area of business that affects cash flow, discusses how these effects can be improved, and assists the reader in the complex task of projecting cash flow and changing plans as necessary to make sure that there will be adequate cash for operation at all times. Book jacket.

Author Notes

Robert A. Cooke, CPA, has conducted many seminars and workshops on related topics

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Publisher's Weekly Review

This book doesn't have much of an introduction or conclusion-or any real narrative flow, either. But it does have a healthy obsession with numbers: cutting your costs, boosting your profits and making a go of your business in tough economic times. And that's enough to make it a valuable resource. Cooke takes the old dot-com era philosophy (that profits don't matter all that much) and calmly chops it to bits. Business is all about profit, after all, and Cooke breaks down every possible facet of making one. As a result, he takes on more issues than he can really handle in one book, from inventory-stocking to workforce-reducing to phone bill-trimming. He even suggests what you could do with the resulting cash, like stock buybacks. It's certainly ambitious, but a tad too much to chew on, and the explanatory anecdotes feel too forced in their humor. But after years of corporations fudging numbers, a nuts-and-bolts guide to running the financial end of your business has a quaint and refreshing directness to it. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Where to Find the Cashp. 9
Chapter 2 Where to Save Cashp. 55
Chapter 3 What to Do With Excess Cashp. 109
Chapter 4 Predicting and Planning Cash Flowp. 125
Appendicesp. 147
Appendix A Annual Rate of Return of Cash Discountp. 149
Appendix B Internal Controlp. 151
Appendix C Collection Lettersp. 155
Appendix D Employee vs. Self-Employed Contractorp. 165
Appendix E Partial Loan Guarantee Financing by the SBAp. 171
Appendix F Creating a Business Planp. 173
Chapter Notesp. 177
Indexp. 183
About the Authorp. 191