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How to Maintain a Healthy Cash Flow as a Small Business Owner

As a small business owner, you know that cash flow is your lifeline and if it’s poorly managed, your business can fail. You must make cash flow management a priority and consistently monitor whether or not you have adequate finances to fund all of your expenses on time. Follow these five tips to help you maintain a healthy cash flow:

1. Immediately create invoices

Customers that don’t pay their bills on time can really throw a wrench in your finances. By invoicing your clients as soon as possible, you will help the cash flow run more smoothly.

2. Use a payroll solution

By outsourcing your payroll to a Professional Employer Organization (PEO), you can rest assured that you’ll have an effective payroll system in place to allow for a seamless pay period. A PEO will ensure that your employees are paid accurately and on time so that you can get back to monitoring the cash flow without human errors.

3. Offer various payment options

By offering various payment methods, your customers will be able to pay at their own convenience whether it be by phone, in person, or on your website. Allowing your customers to pay at their own convenience will actually increase their likelihood of paying you on time because of the multiple options available. 

4. Automate your tax filing

Manually filing taxes can really be a pain, and it’s so easy to make a small mistake that will result in major penalties. By automating your tax filing, you can reduce the hassle and headache, all the while still remaining compliant.

5. Keep your employee record sheet updated

Keeping an up-to-date record of your employees’ hours is an easy way to help you get a better idea of what to expect in ongoing labor costs each month. With an efficient HR management system handled by a PEO, you can rest assured that your data is correct and will help you make an accurate prediction of your upcoming expenses.

When your cash flow is running smoothly, so will your organization. This positive correlation makes for an easy way to grow your small business. By outsourcing your HR to a PEO like Delta Administrative Services, you can quickly and efficiently optimize your payroll, helping you to reduce error and pay employees accurately and on time. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your business increase profits and reduce your HR costs.

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