Making a perfect financial plan

Making a perfect financial plan

The business plan includes a financial plan that comprises of different financial statements which shows where the organization is standing currently and where it is expected to be in the future.  The plan will help you in determining the amount of finance the business needs and also helps others in understanding whether it is wise to invest in your company.

Structuring the plan

The first thing one need to decide is the ways you are planning to raise the funds for your business.  Banks and financial institutions are the obvious choices many people opt to raise the money. You also have to work out the amount required to raise the short-term capital loan to meet the working capital requirement and the long-term loan to meet the purchase expense of larger assets. One can also look at raising funds through the online trading of digital currencies to meet short-term needs. Applying loan to banks will be a good choice to raise money for long-term needs.

Once your fundraising part is decided on, then you need to concentrate on the 3 most important financial statements:

  • The cash flow statement
  • Income statement
  • Balance sheet

The cash flow statement or the cash budget- This statement shows the sum of money that is expected to come in and go out of the business in a particular time period. The topics which one needs to predict involve:

  • Sales forecasting
  • Credit receipts vs cash receipts
  • The time frame for the collection of accounts receivable
  • How often the expenses will incur
  • The time frame to pay the supplier

The cash flow statements show that the business is financially viable and helps in establishing the goals you wish to achieve

Profit and loss statement- The income statement gives a summary of the company’s expenses and revenues. Revenues are the organization’s sales and any other source of income it receives. The expenses comprise of the cost of all the goods sold. The bottom line of the income statement shows the organization’s net income that is revenue minus expenses.

Balance sheet

The organization’s balance sheet shows the company’s assets and the liabilities. The asset of the organization should match perfectly with the liabilities. This is quite an important statement as it shows the organizations current financial position for a particular point in time.  It helps you to give a better viewpoint with regard to the working of the company.

 

 

 

 

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