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What is "Cash Flow"?? What is considered cash flow??

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William Bruce, ABI
William Bruce Business Sales & Acquisiti
Baldwin County, AL
Premium Broker

I see the link didn't go thru for our article defining cash flow. This is it:

Jun 15, 2015
William Bruce, ABI
William Bruce Business Sales & Acquisiti
Baldwin County, AL
Premium Broker

Here's our article defining cash flow.

William Bruce, President
American Business Brokers Association

Jun 15, 2015
Art DePaul
DePaul Brokerage
Barnstable County, MA

The total amount of money being transferred into and out of a business, especially as affecting liquidity.

A revenue or expense stream that changes a cash account over a given period. Cash inflows usually arise from one of three activities financing, operations or investing although this also occurs as a result of donations or gifts in the case of personal finance.

I have also see it used to mean owners net profit. Which in my opinion is completely wrong.

I am not an attorney nor a CPA. I am a Business Broker and Real Estate Broker that uses a common sense approach to these very complicated matters. Indeed so complicated that you need a team of consultants such as aforementioned.

If you would like a confidential consultation without obligation call me at 508 274 5655 or email me and we can set up an informal discussion time.

Jun 8, 2015
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The BAF Group LLC

We have a series of blog posts that deal with buying a business. This is the post that deals with Cash Flow:

Jun 6, 2015