How to Calculate Business Cash Capacity

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Cash Capacity - How to calculate for your business

Cash capacity is important to know as a small business owner.  This figure represents the amount of cash you have on hand to meet your financial obligations. 

It includes both liquid assets (such as cash and investments) and non-liquid assets (such as inventory and accounts receivable).

In this blog post, we'll show you how to calculate your business's cash capacity.
 

1. Calculate your total current assets. 

This figure includes all of the liquid and non-liquid assets that can be converted into cash within one year. To calculate this figure, add up your cash on hand, investments, inventory, and accounts receivable.



2. Calculate your total current liabilities.

This figure includes all of the debts and other financial obligations that are due within one year. To calculate this figure, add up your accounts payable, taxes payable, interest payable, and unearned revenue.


3. Subtract your total current liabilities from your total current assets.

This figure is your business's cash capacity.

 
4. Use this figure to make informed decisions about how to allocate your resources.

For example, you may choose to use some of your cash capacity to pay down debt or build up inventory.

 
Your business's cash capacity is an important number to know.

It represents the amount of cash you have on hand to meet your financial obligations. To calculate it, simply subtract your total current liabilities from your total current assets.

This figure will help you make informed decisions about how to allocate your resources.

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About the Author

Annette Ferguson 

Owner of Annette & Co. - Chartered Accountants & Certified Profit First Professionals. Helping online service-based entrepreneurs find clarity in their numbers, increase wealth and have more money in their pockets.

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