TAMIU-SBDC Sets Workshops on Managing Cash
The Texas A&M International University Small Business Development Center (TAMIU-SBDC) will be sponsoring a series of workshops on “Managing Cash: The Small Business Owner's Guide to Financial Control.”
The workshops are free of charge and will be offered through March 20 in various locations in Jim Hogg, Webb and Zapata counties.
The workshops will focus on cash flow. Cash flow is what comes into and goes out of a business. Gaining financial control by understanding cash flow is crucial to business success.
“Many people think their business is sound as long as more money is coming in than going out. This way of thinking can weaken a business’ short-term stability and its long-term growth. A certain amount of cash must be on hand at all times for day-to-day operations and to pay expenses on time,” explained Isabel Salazar, SBDC training coordinator.
“Inevitably, a gap will occur when bills are due before the cash that’s owed the business is collectd. In addition, unexpected expenses, like equipment repair, can really complicate operations,” she noted.
Salazar explained that without proper cash flow, even a thriving business can fail.
“Think of your business as a rope with three intertwined strings. One string is what you sell (your products and services). The other string is what you earn, and the third is what you spend. If one string weakens, it affects the strength of the rope,” Salazar said.
The workshops will offer advice on:
Workshop dates, times and locations are as follows:
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