Maumee, Ohio (PressExposure) March 03, 2012 -- In today's business climate, entrepreneurs face countless obstacles to succeed. Among them, according to research sponsored by AdviCoach, is managing finances. Patrick Good, Toledo area business coach, says "about 50 percent of small business owners run into cash flow hurdles and use personal credit cards to finance operations in order to compensate for a lack of funding or revenue." This is a common, oftentimes unaddressed issue that many entrepreneurs need to manage well.
The Small Business Association echoes this sentiment stating that cash flow management is probably the most frequent problem for business owners. Watching the cash inflows and outflows is one of the most pressing management tasks for any entrepreneur. However, Patrick Good says a business owner must know the best sources for meeting additional cash needs and keep good relationships with those in finance, such as bankers and other creditors.
Good says the most common areas of expenditures for companies come from technology, human resources, marketing and sales lead generation, office procurement, operational costs and inventory. Companies often expend more than 50 percent of their revenues purchasing goods and services; therefore, managing these costs well can have a direct impact on increased profitability.
Top trends in the industry suggest that finding people who can provide assistance or having the right partnerships in place when you need them are key to any small business's success.
AdviCoach, a leading coaching and advisory firm, specializes in helping a business owner remove the blinders, see their company more objectively and make fact-based decisions in an effort to increase performance.
"It is often difficult for small business owners to focus on their overall business objectives. They get caught up with working 'in' the business versus 'on' the business," Good said. "Working with a business coach, entrepreneurs can create realistic goals, be accountable for these goals and make fact-based decisions, thus increasing company performance."
For more information on Patrick Good's business coaching services in the Toledo area, please contact Good at (567) 686-7565, firstname.lastname@example.org or pgood.advicoach.com/about-us.aspx.