A good read from Shopify blog:
Improving cash flow is a smart move for any business.
It doesn’t matter how great your business model is, how profitable you are, or how many investors you have lined up. You won’t survive if you can’t manage your company’s cash.
In fact, one study found that 82% of businesses fail due to poor cash flow management skills. If you’re looking for one area to focus on that will have a dramatic impact on your business, this is it.
Established businesses often have a buffer of extra cash to get them through shortfalls. Growing businesses often don’t because they are always reinvesting.
Years with the biggest growth—including the first few years—are also the most challenging when it comes to cash flow. This is one of the reasons it’s so hard to get a new business off the ground.
Getting good at managing cash flow is one of the best things you can do for your business. Not only that, it’s a skill you can carry over into other businesses, as well as your personal finances.