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CASH CASH INFLOW PREDICTING FLOW CASH OUTFLOW In the construction business, where large payments are often tied to job progress, poor cash management can lead to trouble, even in a profitable company. The key is a cash-flow budget, which is nothing more than a schedule of expected cash inflow and outflow. More important, it predicts your net cash position at any given point in time. This budget will tell you if you need to borrow money and how much, or if you have the excess cash to give your crew a bonus or to buy a new piece of equipment. By following a few simple steps, small contractors can develop a cash budget that will meet most