Category Archives: Finance

Two Ways To Know Your R.O.I is A.O.K.

An investment in a business should yield more than a bank certificate of deposit which should yield more than stuffing cash in your mattress.  We need a way to compare the investment return across asset classes. The profitability financial indicators … Continue reading

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How Liquid Is Your Business? Know Your Financial Viscosity

Are your business assets like a mountain spring or engine sludge? We’ve already looked at operating, or asset management ratios.  Liquidity ratios are another important set of financial indicators.  Every company needs the ability to pay bills as they become … Continue reading

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How to Understand Your Business Operating Ratios

Do you know the information value of operating, liquidity, profitability and leverage ratios? The most important indicators on a business financial dashboard are operating ratios, also known as asset management ratios.  The ability to turn fixed assets, raw materials and … Continue reading

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How to Clean Up Your Financial Records and Polish Your Business

MF Global misplaced $600 million.  How did that happen? The business world runs on numbers. But not all businesspeople are great at collecting, storing, retrieving and publishing their financial figures. Each executive must decide what is best for their business. … Continue reading

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Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of ProBorrower

Wow, how the time flies!  Today marks a significant milestone in the life of this blog with the 75th post.  I’m a sucker for nostalgia as much as the next person so let’s take a look at the most popular … Continue reading

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How to Brew Great Business Decisions Without a Filter

The French press is the absolute best way to make a cup of coffee.  Do you believe me?  It took 25 years to learn that the drip method of brewing coffee is just not as good.  I started making french … Continue reading

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Sam Adams, George Wythe and Francis Lewis: Colonial Leaders with Something to Say about America’s Financial Trust Deficit

Imagine what the founding fathers of the United States would say about the tyranny and bondage of excessive debt on Americans and American business today! The Wall Street Journal had an interesting article about the “trust deficit’ that is widening … Continue reading

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