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      How to Build Your Cash Reserves to Succeed for the Long Haul
      By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
      Posted Apr 30th 2018 4:36PM
      Fyda Freightliner Columbus, recommends putting away 10-cents per mile, and as the truck gets older, raise that amount.

      (See article, “6 Mistakes to Avoid When Purchasing a Used Expediter Truck.”)

      The important takeaway here is to commit to developing a system to consistently put money away for emergencies, even when things feel tight. This way, you'll have the cash you need, when you need it—to cover your bills, get your truck repaired, and keep your business running smoothly.

      #2. Mindset
      One of the keys to breaking poor money habits is to learn what habits to adopt that can help put you on a clear path for building your cash reserves. Here are three books that can guide you through that process.

      Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives” by Richard Swenson.
      Takeaway: If you’re going to succeed as an owner-operator, you must build in some margin—with your schedule and your money. This book helps you reevaluate your priorities, determine the value of rest and simplicity in your life, and learn new strategies for achieving good health and financial stability.

      Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine” by Mike Michalowicz.
      Takeaway: You became an expedite owner-operator to set your schedule, get paid to travel the country, and take charge of your financial future. But if you don’t have tight controls on your cash flow, you could be putting your business dream at risk. This book will teach you how to cultivate good habits that help you take charge of your finances—and your business.

      I Will Teach You to Be Rich” by Ramit Sethi.
      So, you’ve developed a strategy for saving money. Now, what do you do with the money you’ve put away? How can you put it to work so that it grows for you until you need to use it? How can you protect yourself from losing money? In this book, Ramit Sethi provides a 6-week personal finance program based on the four pillars of personal finance—banking, saving, budgeting, and investing—and the wealth-building ideas of entrepreneurship. Although the book is geared to 20-to-35-year-olds, the personal finance strategies are easy to understand and apply to any of us, no matter our age.

      #3. Accountability
      It’s one thing to know what to do; it’s entirely another thing to follow through—especially when it comes to our finances. And that’s where accountability comes in.

      Find someone you trust, who has financial expertise, to help hold you accountable. This person could be your accountant or a mentor.

      During your home time, you may also want to reach out to your local Small Business Development Center (SBDC), a service from the Small Business Administration that’s paid for by our tax dollars. The SBDC is staffed by experienced business consultants who will meet with you—for free—for one-on-one coaching and accountability.

      The Bottom Line
      When it comes to your business, cash is your oxygen. Without it, your business can’t survive for long. So, commit today to building your cash reserves at a level that your business can thrive in even the most challenging market conditions.
       
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      Been to a few of these in the past and you never come away without learning something new. Been in this business 20+ yrs and i am still learning.
       
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      So Do I!!! :)
       
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      This will be our 15th Expo and as others have mentioned we have never left not learning something new, learning a better way to do something, and also meeting new and interesting people.
       
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      HI L&B..... I've seen many of your posts on EO, and always thought "TeamCaffee" seemed so familiar to me.
      This morning, just browsing thru some YouTube videos on Pride in your Ride, I opened a video, a clip from September 2015 ( at least it was posted than ) with you both being interviewed by CBS,( I'm pretty sure it was CBS) in the same ride you have in your avatar and I said....I met those two!!! Has to be over 10-12 years ago now, maybe more, time flies.... I want to say it was at a Holiday Inn around the Detroit area? There was a expo recruiting event/info type seminar. We ran across you a few times when the expo was at the Roberts Convention Center...

      You both answered so many questions I had, I was only a few years into ST expediting that evening in Detroit Area.... learning the hard way....;) You helped us make some better decisions. Great info.... we still recall it today ( even if we can't recall exactly when it was:rolleyes: )
      THANKS!
      So many can learn from your experiences. Kinda awesome running across that video this morning!:)
       
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      Everyone new or considering This life should attend your workshop on the 20th, 9am!
       
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