The word for the week is: ‘Cash-flow’

It’s not usually the lack of assets in a business that causes it to fail

– nor a lack of assets in a person that causes them to crash.Healthy cash flow

For a business, it’s usually the lack of a healthy cash flow 

– and for an individual it’s not usually that they’ve got nothing to offer –

it’s the lack of refreshment that wears out and brings down.

So the wise thing’s to focus attention on making it FLOW!

With farm business planning being disrupted by the falling price of beef and lamb, and by the standstills caused by bTB and Ministry movement restrictions, we’re all painfully aware of needing cash to flow.

 You’ve got to keep cash coming in to keep on going

 The cash keeps flowing out, the pot keeps getting drained and you’ve got to keep having something to sell to stay clear of the bottom of the pot.

Dipstick

 In the same way, every day, we can be

personally giving out far more than we are taking in, so there’s always a need

to go back to the dipstick daily and check on your personal ‘tank’!

 We need some sort of personal ‘top up’ pretty much every day

– but who are you going to call to make sure you stay on top of that?

So topping up is the key to keeping going, for farms and for farmers, both alike.

For farm cash flow planning help, go somewhere like this website here:

Farm business financial planning

But f
or your own personal ‘resource flow’ planning help go somewhere like  this ancient wisdom here:

Psalm 1

Blessed is the one

    who does not walk in step

with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
    or sit in the company of mockers,


but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
    and who meditates on his law day and night.


That person is like a tree 

planted by streams of water,
fruitful tree     which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither –
    whatever they do prospers …

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About welshrev

Simon is a church planting pastor and Rural Chaplain based at Grace Church Llandeilo and serving the Heart of Wales. He has a Facebook page as Rev Simon Bowkett and the Grace Church website has lots of information and resources at www.grace-llandeilo.org.uk Facebook page is 'Grace Christian Community Llandeilo' ... you would be welcome to drop by there for a chat!
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