Cash can be considered as the life and soul of the business and works like blood that keeps a business alive. For a small and medium sized business cash flow is even more important as it helps in flourishing a business in a better way to generate profits. A business may turn default or bankrupt if the cash inflow is not equal or more than the cash outflow. Businesses having poor cash flow fail to invest money in proper way to compete with other business or they have to borrow the money from third party credit companies to keep their operations running.
There are a number of ways of improving cash flow of your business to run your business in a lively and profit oriented mode. The first step to improve your cash flow is to collect your receivables. It is important for a business to collect their account receivable as fast as possible to avoid negative cash flow in the business. Moreover ask your customers to preauthorize the cheaques so that banks can make payments automatically from their accounts. Another way of improving cash flow of your business is to increase your sales and tighten your credit requirements. Sales will improve your cash inflow where as tight credit requirements will help in decreasing your cash outflow. Another way of improving cash inflow is to offer your customers discounts if they are ready to pay you in advance. This will help in increasing your cash inflows. You can manage your cash flow and turn them into positive flow by securing loans from the banks or other credit companies as well.
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