Cash Flow Forecasting
A profit budget will predict your sales, your direct costs and overhead expenses and therefore your net profit. However, it doesn’t predict when cash payments will be paid or when you receive sales and other income in the form of cash.
The tool to estimate sufficient cash to operate your business is your Cash Flow Forecast. This is simply abudget that estimates what cash you will receive and outlay in short time spans. The cash flow forecast will project your cash position at certain time intervals and allow you to manage your business transactions more effectively.
We work with you to determine how much working capital you need to enable cash to flow freely enough for you to operate your business effectively. Many business owners make the mistake of discounting or running sales in order to increase cash flow during critical ‘cash crunch’ periods, which can impact long-term profitability.
We work with you to help you develop a working cash flow forecast to ensure your business is adequately funded year round.
Contact us to learn more about how we can help you.