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What Your Profit & Loss Is Really Telling You

It’s year-end and time to review how you did. Gross Profit Margin and Net Profit Margin are two numbers you want to look at – they help you with both reviewing your numbers and planning for the upcoming year. Here’s what they are and how you can easily view them. Continue reading

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Where Did All My Money Go? Understanding the Statement of Cash Flows

If you’re like most QuickBooks users, you rely on the Profit & Loss Standard report to monitor how your business is doing. However, you may have noticed that it rarely, if ever coincides with what’s in your bank account (hint: … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Seasonal Bumps in Your Cash Flow

Many businesses operate with seasonal peaks and valleys. Retail stores just completed their busy holiday season. Landscapers are at their slowest time of year (unless they live where there’s lots of snow). Construction contractors are busy when the weather is good. Accountants are very busy from January through April, but also experience a quarterly peak in July and October. Continue reading

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Where Did All My Money Go? Understanding the Statement of Cash Flows

If you’re like most QuickBooks users, you rely on the Profit & Loss Standard report to monitor how your business is doing. However, you may have noticed that it rarely, if ever coincides with what’s in your bank account (hint: it’s not supposed to). An overlooked, yet valuable report, is the Statement of Cash Flows. The Profit & Loss Standard (P&L), provides only partial insight into the health of your business – what you earned and spent. The Statement of Cash Flows explains your change in cash on hand. Continue reading

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