Episode 572: Simple Cash Flow Management for Stronger Profitability – Braden Drake

Have you been struggling with what to do after the money hits your bank account? Are you unsure about taxes, profit margins, and how to manage each payment in a way that sets you up to be profitable down the line?

In episode 572 of the Bokeh Podcast, returning guest Braden Drake sets the stage for financial success by offering practical tips for making your money work for you. Whether you’ve experienced a lack of education in regard to money, a lack of money talk in your personal life, or an “I’ll do it tomorrow” mentality, you’re in good company. Tune in as we chat about minimizing stress when it comes to taxes, owner’s pay allocation, and more!

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Show Notes

Braden’s background (2:38)
Where did Braden’s book idea come from? (4:54)
What was the motivation for creating a book like this and the communication style to go along with it? (6:23)
Defining cash flow (8:40)
Why isn’t there a basic understanding of cash flow management? (11:11)
How can you minimize the stress associated with setting aside a designated percentage for taxes? (14:01)
Braden’s recommendation on the best approach to handling funds when you get paid (15:15)
How do photographers go about calculating a profit margin? (18:18)
Should photographers be considering taxes in the profit margin equation? (19:32)
Is there a goal profit margin percentage in the photography industry? (20:07)
The process for owner’s pay allocation (22:26)
Braden’s course, Profit Rx (26:38)

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