Cash Flow

What is cash flow? A guide to keeping money moving in your business

Having a healthy cash flow is one of the most important factors affecting the long-term sustainability of any small business. This article explains cash flow in a simple way with strategies to managing it successfully.

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The [elusive] small business grant: Nine tips on what it is and how to find it

Business grants are a great way for entrepreneurs to get funding for a small business, but, are they even a real thing? Yes! And hopefully with these nine tips you’ll find it easier to navigate the complexities of applying for one.

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Ebbing and flowing: Five ways to manage small business finances

If you want to keep your business running, you’re going to need to learn how to navigate the financial volatility of entrepreneurship. We spoke with four small business owners and asked them how they learned to manage their finances: here are five of their tips.

Eight ways to save your small business money

Whether you’ve just launched or you’re looking to grow, how you spend money matters. Try these eight tips to stop wasting money so you’ll have it when that next big opportunity to invest in growth comes around.

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Aiden Durham answers: What’s the right way to pay yourself?

At Wave, we get asked a lot how to pay yourself when you’re self-employed. This video from Aiden Durham, Denver-based attorney at 180 Law Co. will help you finally understand the best way to pay yourself depending on the type of business you’re running.

Five tips for conquering cash flow struggles when you’re self-employed

Keeping your cash flow under control can be really challenging, but it’s one of the biggest factors in running a successful—and sustainable—business. Karen Richardson, Money Coach at Money Coaches Canada, shares tips on how to avoid common pitfalls.

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Recruiting tips: five ways to reduce your cost-per-hire

If you want the best possible return on investment for your recruiting efforts, the number one metric you need to consider is cost-per-hire. Here are five great tips to help you spend less on finding great people.

How to (actually) get paid for your work

One of the toughest challenges freelancers and service-based businesses face is getting paid on time—or even at all. Guest contributor Lindsey Peacock shares her tips on tackling both scenarios.

Understanding balance sheets

Understanding balance sheets

A balance sheet is a financial statement that gives you a snapshot of your business’ financial health. Learn how to read and interpret balance sheets so you can better understand your cash flow.