Create a Robust Financial Plan - Part 4 (Financial Statements)
Category: Business

Create a Robust Financial Plan - Part 4 (Financial Statements)

Trained by

Ken Burke Ken Burke

Course Summary

Learn to create a robust financial plan for your business that you can pitch to banks and investors.

The income statement, or P&L, is the financial report investors will scrutinize the most – and with good reason: it's where all your projections and calculations are summarized to tell the story, in numbers, of how your business will make money. This course will help you bring everything together to develop a P&L that's accurate and convincing.

Given that 8 in 10 business failures can be attributed to poor cash management, tracking how much cash is coming in and going out is crucial to startup success. The cash flow statement provides an ongoing record of income, investments, and expenses so you can adjust activities and stay on target. You can also predict how much you need to invest in the business before your business achieves positive cash flow – more money coming in than going out.

In addition to addressing these crucial calculations, this course delves into strategies for managing cash flow and establishing a realistic basis for cash flow projections. Using the accompanying spreadsheet in tandem with on-demand expertise, you’ll develop a sound cash flow strategy that sets your company on a path toward growth.

Who can benefit?

Any professionals

What you will learn?

  1. How can I identify an appropriate gross margin target for my business?
  2. What does cash flow positive mean, and how can I predict when I’ll get there?
  3. How should I define aggressive and conservative cash flow estimates?

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