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Guidelines For Investing Excess Business Cash

  Arthur F. Rothberg, Managing Director, CFO Edge, LLC  
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Depending on their cash flow cycle, businesses often find that there is excess cash in their checking or operating account. Savvy CEOs and CFOs should strive to manage this excess cash for maximum return while minimizing risk and maintaining adequate liquidity.

This article reviews three main objectives for when it comes time to managing excess business cash, offers criteria for determining whether it actually is excess cash, and review four options for investing excess cash.

In today’s environment of ongoing economic and business uncertainty, Los Angeles and Southern California CEOs and CFOs should carefully balance the three primary objectives noted here when it comes to investing excess business cash. For more guidance and assistance, you may want to talk to an outsourced CFO services provider, who can help you analyze your cash flow cycle, determine an appropriate minimum balance for your operating account, and choose the right investment vehicle for excess cash.

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