233: How to manage your cash flow – with Stephen King

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And this time, I wanna talk about money and how to manage your cash flow. In other words, helping you better track the money coming in and the money going out of your business. Which sounds simple (on the surface) but so many of us get tripped up by it along the way. Why? Well, there might be more at play underneath… so let’s talk about that.

My special guest today is CPA Stephen King and he’s simplifying how to better manage your cash flow. He leads a US-based accounting team called Growthforce and in this episode he breaks it all down for us, sharing tips on how to identify, measure, and track your cash flow wisely. Ultimately, this will help you make better decisions when managing your finances by looking at your historical figures for clues that’ll help you better predict your financial future in the year ahead.

Here’s how. 


My special guest today is Stephen King and he’s simplifying how to manage your cash flow.

We tackle and simplify all aspects of it, including:

  • How he defines healthy cash flow as it relates to running a small business. What it is and what it is NOT
  • A few practical ways you can manage the cash flowing into your business… and how to improve it
    • 13 week cash flow forecast
    • pay slowly rules
    • managing interest rates on your company credit cards
  • The biggest mistake people make when it comes to cash flow and how to overcome it
  • What the 3 F’s of collections are and how to tackle the 3 biggest objections you might hear from your customers when you directly ask them to pay their bill:
    • Be Firm
    • Be Friendly
    • Be Focused
  • …and ultimately, how to have better financial management overall for your business, even without a degree in accounting.

This entire month, all conversations on the podcast are focused on alignment and integration. And you might be wondering, why are we talking about money and cash flow, then? Well, great question… It’s because for many, the subject of money is still very taboo. 

There are so many hidden triggers and negative money stories that might be sitting in your subconscious right now that are causing you to make poor choices when it comes to managing your cash flow.

The way I look at it, the more educated you are about a subject (like money), the less scary it is… and the more empowered you are, in the long run.

My hope is that today’s conversation sparks something new in you that you can take back to your team this week… Integrate this learning. Examine your bookkeeping best practices. Align with where you want to be in 6 months from now. And see positive change occur. 

You can do it, I believe in you!

Q: Are you ready to learn how to better manage your cash flow? If yes, this one is for you.

It’s time to #DoTheThing!

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My challenge for you this week:

How are you going to take what you’ve learned in today’s episode and better manage your cash flow this week? What’s one thing you’ll do differently? Share it with me, privately or publicly. Snap a photo of you doing the thing, and tag @thesimplifiers on Instagram for added accountability and support!

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About Stephen King

Stephen King – From startup to working with Fortune 500 executives, Stephen King brings a unique combination of vision, foresight, and experience to help small businesses run better, grow faster and make more money. 

Regarded as one of the accounting industry’s top thought leaders, he’s currently serving as President & CEO of GrowthForce, one of the nation’s largest cloud-based accounting services.

Where Stephen hangs out online:

Website: growthforce.com

LinkedIn: @stephenkingCPA

LinkedIn: @growthforce

Twitter: @skinggforce

Twitter: @GrowthForce

YouTube: GrowthForce

Stephen’s vote for the perfect guest on The Simplifiers Podcast:

Trish King – She is a certified Viniyoga teacher based in Houston, Texas and has been practicing for over 25 years and teaching for 15+ years. She has a studio called Peaceful Breath Yoga that offers group classes, private instruction, special event classes and offers a variety of workshops incorporating breath, movement, meditation and mantra.

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