If you are experiencing problems in your home based business due to the economic conditions (or any other reasons), have you measured exactly how bad it is? Metrics can give you an indication as to whether it just seems bad or there really is a problem.
The most crucial thing to look at is your cash flow. Is your cash flow positive? Are you breaking even? Breaking even is not ideal, but it’s better than a negative cash flow situation. At any rate it’s important to know where you stand cash flow-wise especially in difficult economic times.
And it’s important to check your cash flow on a fairly regular basis. Bills become due at certain intervals and you will want to make sure you have enough on hand to pay them. Cash flow refers to the flow of liquid money in and out of your home based business. Cash flow is related to, but not the same as Profit & Loss so you will want to make sure you understand how to monitor your cash flow in times like this. Below are some helpful AllBuiness Articles on the subject of cash flow.