Steps for Improving Cash Flow

Keep an eye on your receivables.

Check customer credit histories because late or no payments slow down your cash flow and require collection costs.

Let your customers know the repayment terms, and offer a cash discount for early payment or cash payments.

Review an accounts receivable aging report frequently and follow up on past due amounts. The longer receivables remain outstanding, the lower the chances are that they will be collected.

Extend your timetable for making cash payments.

Pay bills on time, and take advantage of discounts offered.

Don’t pay bills earlier than they are due.

Improve inventory management.

Avoid excess inventory, which creates storage costs and cash outflow.

Eliminate obsolete inventory by marking it down and selling it!  Obsolete inventory creates storage costs, and the longer it goes unsold, the less likely that it will sell. 

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