Join Jim Stice for an in-depth discussion in this video Overview of the statement of cash flows, part of Running a Profitable Business: Understanding Cash Flow.
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- The Statement of Cash Flows is the baby…of the Financial Statements.…The Balance Sheet and the Income Statement have been…around for over 500 years.…In contrast, the Statement of Cash Flows first started…appearing in just 1988, so it's brand new…in an accounting sense.…As we talk about the Statement of Cash Flows, you are…going to think, "This thing is so awesome.…Why didn't they invent it sooner?"…I ask myself the same question.…Now, the idea is so simple: cash.…We're just focusing on cash.…How much cash did you collect?…How much cash did you pay?…We're going to separate these Cash Flows into 3 categories.…
Operating Activities, Investing Activities,…and Financing Activities.…Let me tell you what those 3 activities are…and then we'll look at examples of each one.…Operating Activities are the things you do every single day.…Your operations.…You collect cash from your customers,…and hopefully lots of it.…You pay wages, you pay utilities, you pay your taxes,…you pay your interest.…Those are all things that you do every single day.…
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- Differentiating between net income and operating cash flow
- Categorizing cash flow
- Using financial data to deduce cash flow
- Managing operating, investing, and financing cash flows
- Typical cash flow patterns
- Converting net income into operating cash flow
- Improving operating cash flow