Working Capital

Most business owners think of “working capital” as the cash needed to operate their business.  In the financial world the words working capital means something a little different.

My name is Michael Barbarita from Next Step CFO with the Know Your Numbers Minute.  

In the financial world working capital is actually a financial metric.  Working capital is defined as current assets less current liabilities and is a measure of a company’s liquidity.  

If current liabilities exceed current assets there is a working capital deficiency.  Use of this simple metric can identify the reason why a company is making money but has poor cash flow.

Remember, the most successful business owners know their numbers.

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