Enjoy this free access to some of The ROI's proprietary resources. Ready for more? The ROI's Members-Only Collection includes even more for owners about managing cash flow.



Retail Cash Flow Management

How-To Resources and Calculators for "What if...?" Projections & Cash Flow Control


Retailer's Growth Rater

Is there a cash crunch in your near future?

Here is a fast, simple, and extremely telling measure of a retailer's financial viability!

Use The ROI's unique GMROI Growth & Bankability Rater

Go to the GMROI Growth & Bankability Rater

Quick • Verifiable • Sophisticated • Uniquely Retail




Cash Flow Quiz

Take a quick quiz on the basics

Take this online quick quiz for retailersJust ten questions. All online, all at your own pace.

Results for your eyes only. 

 

Ready to manage the lifeblood of your business? Take the quiz!




Cash Flow Planning: How It Pencils Out!

A cash flow plan will help you anticipate how sales and expenses will affect your cash flow for the next six months to a year. 

Once you know that, you can start now to make any needed adjustments. 

In this practical and explanatory article, first you will see how to do a cash flow with a pencil. 

Then, take advantage of The ROI's SPEEDY Headlights Cash Flow Forecaster to auto-magically play "what if...?" as you compare adjustments.

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Coping with a Cash Crunch

6 Steps to Get Your Business on Sound Financial Footing

Without cash for inventory, payroll and other expenses, an emergency is upon you. 

Even a profitable business can experience not having enough cash at some point.

 One moment cash is flowing, the next moment it is barely dripping. Drip. Drip.



  1. These six steps are designed to help you in an emergency. 

  2. Plus, they also contain the foundation of an on-going strategy for controlling your cash.

Once you can breathe more freely (and the cash flow has increased a bit) use them to take a more comprehensive look at your business.

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The Top 5 Killers of Retail Businesses

(Hint: Declning sales is NOT one of them!)

We identify and examine each of the Top Five Killers of Retail Businesses. 

While they all need the respect of you, the owner or CEO, your highest priority always must be the #1 slayer. And it just might surprise you to learn what it is. 

(Here's another hint of what it's not: over one-third of the retail businesses that fail each year are actually "profitable".

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Cash flow management clips from popular TOPICAL TUESDAYS Webinars by the Co-Founders

WATCH Now: Using SPEEDY HEADLIGHTS CASH FLOW Forecaster

Tools & Resources for Members


50 How-To Guides - Inventory, Profits, Cash

Make your stores financially stronger

Most extensive self-help resource on retail financial management • Available on-demand, 24/7

How-To Articles by Retail Experts

  • Controlling Inventory, Profits, Cash
  • Using Retail Finance Basics
  • Addressing Strategic Owner Issues
  • Managing Store Issues


7 Online Projecting Calculators for Retailers

See "What would happen if I...?"

Easy & fast for retailers. Online, "in the cloud". Nothing to download or install.
Get answers - fast!  "How much profit?" "How much inventory?" "Where's the cash?!"

The ROI's Online Projecting Calculators for Retailers 

  • The ROI's SPEEDY HEADLIGHTS
  • Retail PROFITS Forecaster
  • BUYING PLAN Forecaster (Open-to-Buy)
  • Retailer's 3-in-1 Cash Flow Calculator (P&L + OTB + Cash Flow - INTEGRATED)
  • Key RATIOS Calculator
  • GMROI Calculator
  • Multi-Department OPEN-TO-BUY Planner


23 Recorded Live at TOPICAL TUESDAYS Webinars

Hours of explanatory and retailer-friendly how-to insights 

See the entire collection here

  • Unlimited FREE Access for Members
  • Most Demanding Growth and Survival Issues for Retailers:
    How to Manage & Control Profits • Debt • Inventory • Cash Flow • Vendor, Landlord & Bank Relationships • GMROI 
  • Available to watch anytime, 24/7
  • Lively, entertaining (!), time saving
  • Hours of Consulting Tips, Strategic How-To Guidance

 

Retail Self-Assessment Tools

Time-Saving Comparison Tools

Get perspective & insights on your stores' performance

  • All on your own 
  • Confidential. "For your eyes only"
  • Online 24/7 


5 Online Retail Training Courses

Learn - then use - retailing's financial levers

Use The ROI's unique "eLearning Kits." 

Each Kit includes a structured how-to training course plus a specialized projecting calculator. Practical and fast for retailers to use. 

These courses-plus-calculators teach and show the What, Why, and How of retail financial management and inventory control.  

The ROI's Online Courses

  • Projecting Retail PROFITS
  • Projecting INVENTORY Buying (Open-to-Buy) Plans
  • Projecting Retail CASH FLOW
  • 3-in-1 Kit Bundle: P&L + OTB + Cash Flow - Integrated!
  • GMROI Inventory Productivity Kit

 

9 Retail Financial How-To Videos

Learn It • Do It • Profit From It!





Since 1999, empowering retailers and store owners to "Turn on your financial headlights!"