The role played by a “Cash Cow” component in your business portfolio is often undervalued and overlooked. Simply stated, the term “Cash Cow” is a term commonly used to describe a product or service which consistently generates positive cash flow. Typically “cash cows” are well established and within the mature stage of the business cycle. As such they offer limited opportunity for growth and require minimal new investment.
Start-up businesses typically work with a limited cash reserve. As an initial step in your planning process, prepare a cash flow projection for the purpose of finding the point at which the business will reach a “breakeven” point” and subsequently begin to generate a positive cash flow. Despite the amount of research carried out by entrepreneurs, often revenue projections are overly optimistic and operating costs underestimated.
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