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Cash Flow is Sexy

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Continuing the work I have been doing with SCORE, the Fort Lauderdale chapter invited me to speak at their recent event focused on issues facing almost every business owner, money and financials.  Because of my ability to take complex topics and break them down into understandable nuggets, I was asked to (i.e. “drew the short straw”) tackle the topic of cash flow (which I also cover in Chapter 28 of The Entrepreneur Equation).

Through the magic of technology, I was able to participate via video.  Below is the video- Cash Flow is Sexy– that was included in the event.  It is fairly long (17 minutes), but is critical to understanding the importance of cash flow and how to manage it more effectively.  The video covers:

-What is cash flow (in easy to understand terms)
-How you can show a profit on paper and still not have any money to cover your expenses
-Why you want to practice “cash flow yoga” (cash in quickly, cash out slowly)
-Clarification of jargon like working capital
-6 ways to improve your cash flow

You may need to watch in chunks, re-visit sections or even take notes as this is some of the most important stuff you could ever need in your business.  I hope you find it as helpful as the attendees did (they asked for it to be played twice!).

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Carol Roth is a national media personality, ‘recovering’ investment banker, investor, speaker and author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Entrepreneur Equation. She is a judge on the Mark Burnett (Shark Tank, The Voice, Survivor, The Apprentice) produced technology competition series, America's Greatest Makers, airing on TBS and Host of Microsoft's Office Small Business Academy show. Previously, Carol was the host and co-producer of The Noon Show, a current events talk show on WGN Radio, one of the top stations in the country, and a contributor to CNBC, as well as a frequent guest on Fox News, CNN, Fox Business and other stations. Carol's multimedia commentary covers business and the economy, current events, politics and pop culture topics. Carol has helped her clients complete more than $2 billion in capital raising and M&A transactions. She is a Top 100 Small Business Influencer (2011-2015) and has her own action figure. Twitter: @CarolJSRoth