When it comes to accounting, cash flow is the difference in the amount of cash available at the beginning of a period (referred to as opening balance) and the amount remaining at the end of that period (referred to as closing balance). Cash flow is considered positive if the closing balance is higher than the opening balance; if not, it’s considered negative. Cash flow is influenced by a variety of factors, and can be increased in several ways, by (1) selling more goods or services, (2) selling an asset, (3) reducing costs, (4) increasing the selling price, (5) collecting faster, (6) paying slower, (7) bringing in more equity, or (8) taking a loan.
The following cash flow calculators can be used to estimate cash flow scenarios.
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