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Cash Is King: Flows, Balances and Buffer Days

In its inaugural report on the small business sector, the JPMorgan Chase Institute explores the financial lives of small businesses through the lens of cash inflows, outflows and account balances.
JPMorgan Chase Institute
September 21, 2016

Although small businesses are a critical driver of the US economy—accounting for nearly half of GDP and employment—little is known about a critical dimension of their financial health: cash flows.

Leveraging data from over 470 million transactions of 597,000 anonymized Chase small business customers, a new report from the JPMorgan Chase Institute explores the financial health of small businesses across the US and reveals the cash flow challenges that they face on a monthly basis.

Among other revelations, the research shows that:

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