Small Business Financials

The owner of a small business performs analysis of financial statements in order to see where the firm is, where it has been, and where it should go. Read about the different tools to forecast a firm's financial needs.
Calculating a stock's market-to-book financial ratio with a pen and calculator.
How Analysts Use the Market to Book Financial Ratio to Assess Value
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What You Should Know About Profitability Ratio Analysis
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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Ratio Analysis for Business
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What Is a Gearing Ratio?
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What Is the Market Price per Share?
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Total Asset Turnover Ratio: How Is It Calculated?
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Learn How to Calculate Operating Profit Margin for Your Business
Solvency ratios
What Are Solvency Ratios?
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Ratios to Assess a Company
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What Is Net Profit Margin?
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How to Prepare a Statement of Retained Earnings
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Tips on How to Prepare a Common Size Income Statement Analysis
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The Formula for Calculating a Company's Cash Flow Margin
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How Your Firm Can Generate Sales With Efficiency and Turnover Ratios
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Why Cash Flow and Profit Aren't the Same Thing
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The Firm's Cash Position Through the Cash Flow Statement
Analyzing cash flow
Comparative Balance Sheets for a Business
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What Is the Average Collection Period Ratio?
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How to Interview Bookkeepers for Your Business
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Small Biz Owner's Guide to Preparing an Income Statement
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What Are Market Value Ratios and How Are They Used?
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Is Your Business Successful? Understanding Fixed Asset Turnover Ratio
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Small Business and Business Bankruptcy
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What Is Financial Ratio Analysis?
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When You Can Claim Business Meetings You Attend as a Tax Deduction
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Calculate ROI with the Dupont Model
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What to Know About the Relationship Between Three Financial Statements
Business Credit Cards
Ways to Improve Your Company's Business Credit Score
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What Is Capital Structure?
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How Quickly Should Your Business Grow?
Debt you owe. Equity you own.
The Debt-to-Equity Ratio: Measuring Financial Risk
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What Is Equity?
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What Is Burn Rate?
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What Is Net Working Capital?
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Use Salaries, Wages, and Other Items for Deductions
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How to Test Business Liquidity with the Quick Ratio
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Categories of Profitability Ratios and Examples for Your Business
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Contract Labor Versus Employee: What's Right for Your Business
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What Is the Average Collection Period?
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An Easy Way to Prepare a Balance Sheet
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Learn About Asset Turnover Ratios to Help You Generate Revenue
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Calculate the ROI on Your Investment
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Use Financial Leverage Ratios to Measure the Solvency of Your Business
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Calculating and Using the Long-Term Debt to Total Capitalization Ratio
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What Is Earnings Per Share or EPS?
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What Is Gross Profit Margin?
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Liquidity Ratios for Business Insights
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What Is the Return on Equity Ratio or ROE?
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How to Capitalize a Start-Up Company
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Develop an Effective Employee Credit Card Policy
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5 Facts You Need to Know About Trade Finance
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Defining a Going Concern in Business and the Involvement of Auditors
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Calculating Return on Invested Capital (ROIC)
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What Is the Cash Ratio?
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Manage Your Firm With This Financial Ratio Analysis Tutorial
Current Ratio Calculation and Analysis
Calculate Liquidity Position Using Financial Ratio Analysis
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How to Calculate and Use the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio
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What Is Book Value per Share?
Debt Management Ratios Tutorial
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What the Debt-to-Asset Ratio Can Tell You About Your Company