Understanding The Cash Flow Waterfall in Your Ecommerce Business
“Where does my cash go?” It’s a typical question I hear many times. Along with this one—“My P&L shows I made $400,000, so why don’t I have that much in my bank account?” My favorite graph to illustrate the solution to this problem is the Cash Flow Waterfall. In the example below, we have used […]
What is my Balance Sheet Trying to Tell Me?
What is My Balance Sheet Trying to Tell Me? Your financial statements are like the road maps of your business. They tell you where you’ve been, where you are and where you’re headed. Whether it’s the P&L, Cash Flow Statement, or Balance Sheet, every report you run is speaking to you, telling you something important […]
2 Key Aspects of Financial Statements and What They Tell You
From the 1st to the 15th of each month, our team is scrambling to ensure we get financials out to our clients because we know the sooner we get the data in their hands, the sooner they have data for solid decision making. I wonder though, how quickly do our clients open the reports once they […]
Your Financial Statements Wear Many Hats
“Know your numbers” is a common phrase when we advise our clients. No one has ever asked me which numbers and why? But I think these are good questions, so I’m going to give you a rundown on the important numbers. Let’s start by getting clear about the purposes your financial statements serve. Just like […]
5 Best Practices to Scale and Sell Your Amazon Business
Congratulations! You have figured out how to sell on Amazon and are now making a little profit. What’s next? How can you scale and grow your profits so you can be confident in this income stream so you can leave your day job or eventually sell your business? Maybe you’re not sure what to do […]
How To Prepare Your Amazon PPC for a Profitable Q4
by guest blogger, Laura McCaul, Co-founder of Sponsored Profit For many Amazon sellers, Q4 is their most lucrative time of the year. In 2019, Amazon generated total net sales of 87.44 billion U.S. dollars in Q4 alone! If you want to get in on the action this Q4, it’s crucial that you prepare your Amazon […]
Inventory Basics—Quarterly Inventory True Up
We’re now officially in the back half of the year! Do you know how profitable you are? If you have not done an inventory true up yet this year, I challenge you to take that step now before you get into Q4 crazy days. If you have been booking COGS all year, without looking at […]
Inventory Basics—What Every Ecommerce Seller Needs to Know
For the past four weeks now, I’ve been discussing inventory—how to plan for it, how to count it, and how to manage it once you have it. Important basics that all ecommerce sellers must know in order to run their business successfully and profitability. Based on conversations and feedback I’ve received over the years about […]
Fiddle.io – Inventory Management and More!
I recently invited our friend, Taylor Howe at Fiddle.io to share a little about Fiddle, the online platform for managing inventory, sales, sourcing, and manufacturing. Here’s what he had to say about this dynamic program! Why Fiddle? Physical product brands, at their core, need to be excellent at producing incredible products that their customers love. […]
How Well Do You Know Your Inventory Numbers?
Inventory is EVERYTHING! It is what will generate the cash to make your business hum. Keeping up with it may not be sexy or fun like marketing can be, but it is crucial in order to have a successful ecommerce business. As we work on “renovating” the accounting system for clients, we are often asked to explain the difference between the […]