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Budgeting and Cash Flow

Are you worried you may be incurring a tax, or might run out of cash in your small business?

Does your cash flow fluctuate up and down a lot, making it hard to know whether you’ll have enough?

Is your bank balance so low that you’re having to closely manage it on a daily basis, wasting precious time you could be using building or re-building your business?

If so, you’re in the perfect place to benefit from our budgeting and forecast service.  Not knowing your company’s future needs can cause you to miss financial goals, and in some cases, cause catastrophic problems if shortfalls are not caught early enough.

We can help small business owners like you gain clarity on your financial and tax positions so that you know exactly where you stand.  The forecasts have many benefits:

  • It’s the number-one financial planning tool for small businesses even before the pandemic.
  • It helps you become proactive in identifying cash shortfalls weeks ahead of when they might occur.
  • The work on the report feeds into regular bookkeeping and accounting chores that need to be done anyway.
  • It provides for an accurate budget process so you have a roadmap for the period and year.
  • It keeps you from developing feast-or-famine thinking patterns and brings logic into decisions about the timing of business and capital expenditures.
  • It helps you manage hiring on a more even keel.
  • It provides a warning system for when you might default on a loan or payroll payment.
  • It helps to detect accounting errors faster.
  • It provides a tool for internal control.
  • It’s great for planning and better financial decision-making overall.
  • It can be expanded to run what-if scenarios based on various revenue levels and re-opening dates.

Our budgeting and forecast services include the following:

  • Assistance with developing budgets, annually and periodically.
  • A simplified cash flow forecast report, which usually covers 12 to 13 weeks into the future.
  • One or more meetings with us to discuss the report as well as dozens of options that you can choose from to improve your cash position.
  • Working with you to develop a list of KPIs – key performance indicators – which are measures or metrics you can put into place to monitor the strength of your cash position going forward.
  • Scenario analysis to help you see multiple future outcomes based on your revenue or re-opening assumptions.
  • And other items upon your request.

To find out more or to get started on cash flow forecasting service for your business, give us a call or email us any time.