What is the difference between the companies that succeed and companies that do just okay? Why do some companies inspire greater engagement and loyalty in their customers, which translates to more success, more “wow factor” for the company? Franchise industry expert Bob Gappa, business consulting guru and founder of the... Read More
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Let’s take a look at your own company’s last balance sheet and check it out. Look for two things. First, is that equity figure a positive number? (We hope it is!) If it is a negative number, it is a sign that your company is in trouble or maybe just... Read More
Why does the balance sheet balance? And what do those “equity” entries mean, anyway? After all, equity isn’t something the company owes anybody else. So why does it appear on the same side of the balance sheet as the “liabilities” entries, which show that the company owes? First, let me... Read More
Liabilities and equity make up the right-hand side (or the lower half) of a balance sheet. The liabilities entries show claims on the company’s assets held by people outside the business. The equity entries show what’s left for the company’s owners after all the other claims have been accounted for.... Read More
So let’s go down the asset categories one by one. First on the list come cash and cash equivalents. It is the only item anywhere on the balance sheet you can actually spend right now. Everything else on the assets side is either an item of value other than cash... Read More