That being said, companies that are attractive to investors, do in fact have a high FCF. As Bloomberg mentioned in The 7 Essentials of High-Growth Companies, you want to be a “master of exceptional returns. The best-run, high-growth companies are cash-flow positive early and generate more cash as they grow… as they fuel growth from their profits.” Be conservative and create a safety cushion with your revenue: Take a small portion, say, 10% of your monthly revenue and set it aside. Take the majority, or other 90%, and sit down with your accountant (or us!) and draft a budget for how that revenue is spent for operational costs. With the 10% you’re accruing you have a nice little back-up fund for things like taxes, paying off debt or simply growing it as savings for future reinvestment.
This will undoubtedly put you in good standings with your investors. That is real money and that you can’t fake!