I hear this term a lot and I'm no business genius, looking to start a discussion. The term Cash flow to me means the cash coming into and out of the business on a day to day basis. I assume most in the maintenance world think of it as weekly (just by what I hear). For my business we are 100% project based, we only get paid per the contract draw schedule. maybe it is weekly, generally it is bi-weekly, sometimes it takes 45 days to get paid from a job (commercial work). It seems like the cash flow issue is a cash management issue? help me with the details that I am foggy on/ missing. I pay my employees every 2 weeks. the reason is this: If an employee can not manage his/her money for 2 weeks, do I really want him/her managing any aspect of my jobs? I have noticed that the most successful folks around me generally don't get a weekly pay check, it may be 6 months (waiting for a real estate deal) and generally the least successful folks around me get paid daily.