You’ve crunched the numbers and everything cash flows, so why are you not meeting your profit goals?

The answer may be that family members are taking too many “perks,” says David Kohl, professor of applied and agricultural economics at Virginia Tech University. Perks such as free gas for family members or even financing your son’s stock car hobby all drain cash from the business. When you put a stop to these free perks, then your business’ actual performance should be closer to projected performance.