Category Archives: Financial Planning

How to Evaluate Your Company Against Time and Rivals

Is your business trending up and beating the competition? It is critical to understand how your company is performing before making any capital investment, formulating business plans or borrowing money.  What you don’t know is dangerous territory for making important … 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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Avoid The Business Ditch: Understanding Financial Performance Indicators

Do you know how hot your company’s financial engine is running? Countless executives operate with little or no understanding of their company financial performance. Sometimes they survive or thrive in spite of their lack of knowledge. Other times financial blindness … Continue reading

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How to Prevent Distractions From Fogging Your Executive Decisions

Filters. We all have them and look through them at the world around us. We are a product of our environment and the fortune or misfortune of personal and professional events.  We use these filters consciously or subconsciously to make … Continue reading

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Ready! Fire! Aim? Five Ways Borrowers Can Be Like Sun Tzu

“Now the general who wins a battle makes many calculations in his temple ere the battle is fought.  The general who loses a battle makes but few calculations beforehand.  Thus do many calculations lead to victory, and few calculations to … Continue reading

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How to Create an Effective Business Borrowing Plan

What are the biggest mistakes small businesses owners make? According to Hiscox, a Bermuda based insurance company, and reported in the “In Charge” WJS blog, these business mistakes are most common: higher-than-expected costs hiring the wrong people not knowing how to … Continue reading

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Are You Being Blinded by Brilliance and Compounding Mistakes with Debt?

Do you have a great business idea?  Is your brilliance so stunning that it’s blinding your borrowing sense? In a recent post by Marla Tabaka she blogged about how to execute great ideas.  You know, those ideas that are sure … Continue reading

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