Are you wondering why your church does what it does around money? Some congregations never believe they have enough. Other churches have a crisis in December year after year. They always come out all right in the end, but they have to panic first. Patterns which do not make sense, and even those that do, but still never change, often have their roots deep in the past. In a recent Christian Century article, “The Past Is Not Past,” Margaret Bendroth points out how the events of the past can repeat themselves, sometimes almost mysteriously.
For the questions you identify in this step, prepare your “best answer”. This is not to create a script that you slavishly try to follow at the interview. It is to prepare your expectations and avoid being caught cold and stumbling because you haven’t prepared well enough.
C. If your state requires it, Annual Report Printing must be filed for each year your company was in business. If you failed to do this, you may be charged a penalty fee. To find out if you need to file, check with your state’s Secretary of State or Corporation Commission. They can provide all the information you need.
Stay up to date on the latest news about your company and in your field. Read the business sections in the newspaper. Look at trade journals. Read your company’s company annnual report. Pay particular attention to stories that might indicate the market for widgets (or whatever your company does) is going south.
Remember, because cash flow analysis puts business activity on a “cash” basis, it can uncover problems even if a company reports positive earnings per share. Krispy Kreme is a recent example of this. Manipulation of earnings is frequent problem on Wall Street and FCF can help keep everyone more honest.
3 ) be sure about the interview arrangements (such as venue, times, how to get there etc.) Usually, you will receive details of the interview arrangements from the company in good time. However, if you don’t, be sure to contact them to confirm, for example, interview time, venue, format, any supporting documents etc. you need to bring, how long the process is likely to take etc.
Have a look at the shareholders of the company. Does the company have the backing of a large organisation? Or perhaps even a venture capital firm that has taken a majority stake? Although this is not foolproof, it can be a sign that these shareholders have done the hard yards and looked deep down for the business potential of the underlying business.
If you own a house and want to rent it out, then be prepared to take on the landlord and property management tasks. There are great resources all over the Web that explain how to rent out a place, and you get legally binding leases for free. If properly done and you screen the renters, then chances are you will have a good paying tenant. If you start to take on multiple homes and the economy gets tough, then expect for at least one tenant to fall behind and not pay. You will then have to go through the tasks mentioned in this article to collect the money owed.