Author Archives: Bill Bradley

Is Optimism Warranted?

I see that Business Week has opened a micro website called “The Case for Optimism”. While I am naturally optimistic, I found the site interesting, especially an article about cautious optimism. It was written by the CEO of SAP, who grew up in Europe. One of the things that he mentions is that European governments, […]

How to deal with a Banker

Read an article about banking in Inc. Magazine a while back about how to work with bankers.  There are a couple of good points in it that I like to use as a reminder to my customers.   The first is not to hide bad news.  This is one of the most important things that […]

The Importance of Monitoring Cash Flow

Cash flow is simply that, the flow of cash. When running a business, the saying “Cash is King” has never been more important than in the current economic slowdown. Being profitable does not necessarily mean being liquid, or having cash available. A company in not able to make payments with net profit, payments are made […]