Navigating Cash Flow Constraints: Strategies to Overcome and Manage Cash Flow Challenges

Navigating Cash Flow Constraints: Strategies to Overcome and Manage Cash Flow Challenges

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Are you tired of constantly struggling with cash flow constraints hindering your business?

If yes, you are in the right place.

From my experience working with many small business owners in the UK over the last two decades as their accountant and cash flow coach, I will share with you the most common cash flow constraints I have encountered and strategies for dealing with them.

I have seen many small business owners or entrepreneurs face cash flow constraints.

Whether you’re a small startup or an established business, understanding how to navigate cash flow constraints is essential for ensuring financial stability and also sustainably growing your business.

I’m Shishir Khadka- The Cash Flow specialist. I have been featured in leading media sites like Independent, Floatapp, Zoho to talk about cash flow constraints and strategies to improve cash flow.

So don’t worry, you are in safe hands.

Let’s dive in.

What are Cash Flow Constraints?

Cash flow constraints are obstacles that restrict the availability of funds within a business. They can occur at any stage of a company’s growth and are often a result of various factors, including delayed payments from clients, high operating expenses, or insufficient working capital. Understanding the different types of cash flow constraints is crucial for developing tailored strategies to address them effectively.

Types of Cash Flow Constraints

From my experience of working with small business owners and entrepreneurs, I can categorize the types of cash flow constraints into four. They are as follows.

Cash Management Inexperienced:

From what I have seen, many businesses face cash flow constraints due to poor cash management practices.

If you are an inexperienced business owner from a financial point of view, you might struggle to do cash flow forecasting or cash flow planning to cover not only short term financial obligations but also building healthy cash flow to build a long-term- success.

If you want to fast track from your experience of cash flow management- check out how to deal with cash management as an inexperienced business owner.

Cash Flow Tight

A common cash flow constraint is when the cash inflow is just sufficient to cover cash outflow and there’s hardly any money remaining at the month end.

Sounds familiar?

If you want to go deep dive into this area, check out how to fix being in cash flow tight situation.

Cash Hungry for Scaling Your Business

I always say as your business grows, it becomes like a cash eating monster. It becomes cash hungry to expand business operations.

You might be thinking, how to deal with cash flow demands while scaling your business.

You can check out dedicated article on this topic by clicking here.

Building Financial Resilience

Building financial resilience within your business is essential to overcome cash flow constraints and unlock business growth potential. Over the last 22 years, I have seen you encounter unexpected bills, increased monthly overheads, taxes, customer taste changes, and the need to find new ideal clients.

You can go deeper on this topic on building financial resilience by clicking here.

Cash Flow Constraints Interactive Quiz – What Is Your Current Cash Flow Constraint?

If you are not sure, which one is your primary cash flow constraints , I suggest you to take this interactive cash flow quiz.

What Is Your #1 Cash Flow Constraint ? Take the quiz and find out in less than 60 seconds as well as a personalized guide to overcome the cash flow constraints.


In this guide, we looked at four unique cash flow constraints small business owners or entrepreneurs face. In my view as an accountant and also a cash flow expert understanding causes of cash flow constraints is the first step towards ensuring effective cash flow management improving financial health of your business.

You should be proactively reviewing your cash flow management best practices on a regular basis so that you can overcome cash flow constraints and pave the way for long term success.

Your Next Step

You have two options.

You can either deep dive into one of the four cash flow constraints, go through the material and implement in your business


You can consider to work with me and my team, to figure diagonize your #1 cash flow constraints and devise a proactive plan of action to set you for long-term success by leveraging our streamlined cash flow system- The Cash Flow Maximizer Matrix.

You can books a call if you are interested by clicking here.

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Shishir Khadka, qualified as a chartered certified accountant in 2009. He is the creator of cashflow hub– the world’s most comprehensive cash flow resource online and is one of the UK’s leading cash flow specialist who helps busy business owners and entrepreneurs generate more profit and create consistent positive cash flow without over relying on getting new sales.

He has delivered a masterclass to a global software Zoho’s audience to create consistent cash flow. He has written articles for floatapp– one of the leading cash flow software and has also been featured in the major publications such as Independent. He has been sharing his learning and insights on his youtube channel.

He wrote about his learnings from helping an e-commerce client scaled the business cash flow positive from £500k to £1.6m in four years in “The Three Key Obstacles to Faster Growth: How You Can Overcome Them Using Cloud Accounting.

In his career spanning 18 years as the cash flow specialist, he has helped businesses of all sizes, ranging from £40K to £40M.

Navigating Cash Flow Constraints: Strategies to Overcome and Manage Cash Flow Challenges

By Shishir Khadka, FCCA.