Cash flow planning is an integral part of business sustainability. Much like the heart in our body, we can’t live without it. Cash flow is the heart of a business; we can’t stay in business without cash flow coming in regularly.

What is cash flow planning? Let me begin by providing you with few helpful tips and some important questions that need to be answered:

If your filing system isn’t fast, functional, and fun, you will resist the whole process. David Allen, Getting Started

There’s nothing more exciting than launching your new website. You want it to reach far and wide (the SEO part), but far doesn’t matter if no one sticks around to read it. Writing is hard but nothing will help you understand yourself and your business better. Here’s five tips to ensure that your prospective clients get to know you as well.

Why should I track my time and what software will help me do that?

As a business owner, your days are full and there never seems to be enough time. Spending some of that precious time tracking what you did in a day may seem like a luxury you can’t afford. And really, why bother? You know pretty much what you do each day…right?

Well, probably not. Tracking your work will give you better information over time, which will help you make better decisions.

Here are just some of the reasons to track your time:

Since I participate in quite a few trade shows, I want to share some tips that that can help you in having a more engaging trade show.

1. First of all, SMILE SMILE SMILE!!!

2. Stand straight and have an air of confidence, not arrogance. Don’t stand guard at your booth with your arms folded across your chest, as it is intimidating - be welcoming.

3. Maintain eye contact with each person you interact with.

4. Do not sit unless your prospect does.

5. No eating, drinking or chewing gum while manning your booth. If you need to sneak something to keep hydrated and energy levels up, please do it discretely with no evidence showing.

I often get asked the question, “What are Lenders looking for when they lend you money?”

The simple answer: “The key to every lending decision rests on the RISK involved.”

As the risk increases, so will the terms and conditions of the loan. As the risk decreases, the lender can be more flexible.

Each lender or supplier of finance has a different appetite for lending and a different way to assess loan requests. The foundation for every loan decision will always start with the “5 C’s of Credit “: