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5 Tips to working out business financials


The best business idea is no use without funding. Setting a budget for business is vital and absolutely necessary to get even the best ideas off the ground.

Remember, forecasting for the future, no matter how hard, is better than operating without a plan at all.

Here are five useful tips to preparing a budget for business.

  1. Draft a strategic plan.

Be clear about where you want your business to be in one year’s time. Your budget needs to be a part of your annual business planning cycle. This will help give you a better understanding of your goals for the coming year as well as the strategies you will put in place together with the time frame which will make it possible for you to reach those objectives.

Decide in advance what you wish to achieve over a specified budget period and set a budget to support it. By asking yourself the relevant questions in advance, you will be prepared with answers which you can use to come up with a realistic plan for the future. 

  1. Plan around historic performance.

Most businesses have high and low seasons. Take this into consideration when you plan for budget allocation. Consider peaks and off-peaks together with its corresponding revenues and plan around it. 

A good Chief Financial Officer is the best person to assist you with this task. If you are a small business owner, you might not need to hire a CFO just yet, but it’s good to have one you can ask for advice when necessary anyway. 

  1. Conduct the budgeting process with a team.

Owners of medium-sized to big businesses that have multiple departments would do well to include the leaders of each of those departments who have the responsibility of overseeing the financial performance of their respective areas in budget planning. In the end, they would be accountable for achieving the financial goals of their departments and would therefore be more knowledgeable and qualified to set their own budget. 

  1. Set budget planning sessions.

It is important to hold budget planning sessions to get everyone talking about the budget in a collective basis. Gathering everyone and discussing the budget process will allow for a fuller discussion where everyone can participate and provide their own input. 

  1. Utilise cloud-based accounting.

Accessing financial info in real-time is made possible by cloud based accounting. Every business could use it as it makes for better budgets and provides instant access to important financial information that may be used as a guide to making informed decisions. As a business owner, you will be in a better position to assess the timing and whether it is right or not. 

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