Budgeting & Forecasting
With the unpredictable nature of business, budgeting and forecasts, particularly for profit and loss and cash flow, are valuable financial management tools. For forecasts to be truly useful they must be grounded in reality and make sense.
Even early stage businesses can benefit from budgeting and forecasting. Assisting with projections, including the calculation of outcomes based on particular sensitivities such as cost increases or revenue decline, forecasting can help keep business on track.
Here’s how we can help with business budgeting and forecasts
Being an accountability partner
We can support you as a business advisor who’s part of your team. By checking in either formally at regular meetings or via a quick phone catch up we’ll support your business development in accordance with your strategic and business plans
Preparing cash flow forecasts
Feel more in control and know where you stand with clear, balanced cash flow forecasts. Working with you, we’ll analyse potential opportunities or challenges which could arise.
Producing profit and loss forecasts
Our team can produce valuable profit and loss forecasts that help you understand how your business is performing at different levels of trading. We can review these together at regular check ins by phone or in person.
Assisting with business budgeting
Know what you can do financially with your business by following a clear budget for your fixed and variable expenses. We’ll help you analyse opportunities for reducing costs and highlight potential risks.
Benchmarking your business
By benchmarking your business against other similar businesses we can make recommendations about where efficiencies can be improved, costs reduced, measure employee productivity, assess the impact of changes, and map a pathway for business growth.
Budgeting and forecasting are business management tools that bring greater rigour to the way you operate your business. They even help solve business challenges. As another layer of scaffolding that supports your business’ evolution, you’ll gain more confidence and certainty that you’re running the business, not the other way around.