The focus of this book is on businesses can continue to be successful in these difficult times, specifically in relation to the limited credit available to businesses along with other short term funds. Written in the easy-to-follow Essentials Series style, it covers the main components of working capital: The efficient utilization of current assets and current liabilities of a firm throughout each phase of the business operating cycle. The planning, monitoring, and management of the company’s collections, disbursements and bank account balances. The management of receivables, inventories and payables to minimize investment in idle resources. The gathering and management of information and forecast data to effectively use available funds and identify risk.