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Prepare for Managing Small Business Cash Flow

By: Jeff Kendall, SVP Commercial Banker, Arvest Bank-Tulsa

Cash flow is one of the largest determining factors of a small business’ success or failure. Before a company opens its doors for business, there should be a plan in place for managing cash flow and creating safety nets for times when it’s slow. Every company will experience a lull in sales, late-paying customers, a business contract that didn’t come through, or economic factors that affect the bottom line. When that happens, business owners can be forced to cut costs or secure alternative funding. It’s critical to be strategic with processes and set expectations for customers from day one regarding your accounts receivable policies.   Click here to read more…

 

 

Why Year-Round Pest Control Is An Essential Service

By: Farrah Fulps, Director Of Marketing & Business Development, Arrow Exterminators, Inc.

Just when one thinks 2020 could not get any creepier, despite this year of quarantine and social distancing there are strangers among us that pay no heed to social distancing rules. A study conducted by entomologists (the folks that have a strange love for bugs) about four years ago proved that even the cleanest, tidiest, well-kept homes are full of hundreds of arthropods. The term “arthropod” refers to invertebrate animals having an exoskeleton, a segmented body, and paired jointed appendages (arms, antennae and legs that have joints, like humans, just way more creepy and offensive) and include things like lobsters, crabs, spiders, mites, insects, centipedes, and millipedes. Understandably most homes do not have lobsters and crabs running around, however the worst part of this study was that there were still hundreds of various types of species found in those hundreds of arthropods found in the homes studied.  Click here to read more…