Tag: planning

Are You Collecting the Data You Need to Run Your Business?

“It seems simple enough. You’re making a decent gross profit. You know who your customers are, you know how much you are charging them for your product and you know how much they are buying. So no worries, right? Are You Collecting the Data You Need to Run Your Business? Well, do you know how

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Capital Budgeting Methods

Capital Budgeting Methods “Most small to medium sized companies have no idea how to approach capital investments. They treat it as if it were an operating budget decision rather than a long-term, strategic decision that will impact their cash flow, efficiency of their daily operations, income statement, and taxable income for years to come. They

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Why Don’t I Have Cash?

I was involved in a meeting with a prospect a few weeks ago who we will call Don. Don owns a manufacturing company which is presently experiencing a growth rate of thirty percent annually. The question we are looking at today is why don’t I have cash? Why Don’t I Have Cash? He is showing a

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Implementing Activity Based Costing

All of us have used cost allocation as part of our Financial Services offerings since it is required by GAAP. Cost allocation is the process of assigning common costs to ending inventory and cost of goods sold (COGS). Our goal has been to either reduce taxes or increase reported earnings, but this all depends on

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Bernanke Predicts the Future!

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke predicts the future in a opinion article in The Wall Street Journal today. Mr. Bernanke goes to some detail explaining how he is going to suck out the liquidity sloshing around in the economy. It makes quite a bit of sense. I can see how the next phase of the economy

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