A healthy cash flow is imperative to running a business in today’s economic environment. Businesses that practice good cash management can typically survive in any economy. Businesses that don’t are much more susceptible to changes in the economy.

Cash flow is the lifeblood of small (and large) businesses and keeping it stable requires honing in on many aspects of business operations, including but not limited to accounts receivables, payroll, credit, and inventory. Here are twelve strategies to strengthen and influence your company’s cash flow.

Meet with an advisor who can help find weaknesses and come up with solutions to help you improve your cash flow.