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A Primer on Cash-Flow Projections

Regular cash flow projections can keep creditors at bay--and go a long way toward ensuring the good health of your business

This story appears in the May 2011 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

You've probably heard the phrase "cash is king," but do you really know what it means, beyond the concept of making more of it than you spend? Many new business owners--and even some seasoned entrepreneurs--don't.

Lenders and investors? They understand cash. They don't care about your plan to change the world unless it includes some down-to-earth cash flow projections.

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