Setting up Simple Financial Management Brookfield WI

Sometimes you don’t need a lot of money to start a business. What you need instead is good financial management. If you plan carefully, control spending, and monitor the money that comes into your business and the money that goes out, you can prevent a monetary emergency later.

Eric Korbitz
Korbitz Financial Planning LLC
(414) 979-1040
700 Pilgrim Parkway, Suite 300
Elm Grove, WI
Expertises
Tax Planning, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, College/Education Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BBA, CFP®, CPA, MS

James Cantrell
Financial Strategies Inc.
(262) 821-1664
13555 Bishops Court
Brookfield, WI
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Planning Issues for Business Owners, High Net Worth Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Kevin Reardon
Shakespeare Wealth Management Inc.
(262) 814-1600
N22 W27847 Edgewater Drive
Pewaukee, WI
Expertises
High Net Worth Client Needs, Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®

William Baxter
Paladin Partners, LLC
(414) 202-8900
250 East Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
Expertises
Advising Entrepreneurs, Advising Medical Professionals, High Net Worth Client Needs, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Estate & Generational Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, ChFc, CLU

Daniel Stobba
Stobba Financial Planning
(414) 425-3610
10258 West Cascade Drive
Franklin, WI
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants, Middle Income Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®

Jay Czarapata
SVA Wealth Management, Inc.
(262) 923-5199
18650 W. Corporate Drive Ste 200
Brookfield, WI
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, High Net Worth Client Needs, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Retirement Plan Investment Advice
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CRPS

Matthew Goihl
SJA Financial Advisory, LLC
(414) 390-1499
800 Woodland Prime, Suite 100
Menomonee Falls, WI
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, College/Education Planning, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Insurance Related Issues, including Annuities, Tax Planning, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Mark Ziety
Shakespeare Wealth Management Inc.
(262) 814-1600
N22 W27847 Edgewater Drive
Pewaukee, WI
Expertises
Advising Medical Professionals, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Middle Income Client Needs, High Net Worth Client Needs, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®

Paula Hogan
Hogan Financial Management, LLC
(414) 352-9111
250 W. Coventry Court, Suite 202
Milwaukee, WI
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Financial Issues Between Generations, Ongoing Investment Management, Advising Medical Professionals, College/Education Planning, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFA, CFP®, MS

Mr. Bruce R. Heling, CFP®
(262) 821-1008
PO Box 1385
Brookfield, WI
Firm
Heling Associates Inc
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, General Financial Planning, Investment Management, Investment Planning, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning, Social Security Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

Average Income: $50,001 - $100,000

Profession: Not Applicable

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Don't Launch Your Start-Up Until You Have the Finances Under Control
By Nora Caley

Sometimes you don’t need a lot of money to start a business. What you need instead is good financial management. If you plan carefully, control spending, and monitor the money that comes into your business and the money that goes out, you can prevent a monetary emergency later.

Besides preventing disaster, there are other reasons for sound financial management. If you know how much money your business is making and where the money is going, that can help you estimate your future profits. By making accurate projections, you will be able to decide whether you should expand your business. Your well-organized and accurate financial records might help you get a loan or other funding.
Financial management also makes it easier for you to pay taxes. If you are a sole proprietor or you are self employed, you don’t get paychecks with taxes withheld. Instead, you have to pay estimated taxes four times a year, and financial management makes it easier to figure out how much to pay.

Another reason to maintain good financial management is the analysis helps you see whether your business is succeeding. Sometimes when a business fails it’s not due to a lack of sales, but the inability of the business owner to control how much money the company spends, and how quickly the company gets paid for the products and services it sells. Proper financial management will help you keep track of these important details.

Getting Started

First, make sure you separate your business funds from your personal funds. That means different credit cards for your business and your household, and separate checking accounts.
If you have written a business plan, you might already have a projection of your business’s income and expenses for at least the first year. You can use this part of your plan as a guide for the more detailed financial plan you will write.

If you didn’t write a business plan, or if the financial pages of your plan didn’t include a lot of specifics, then write a cash flow analysis for your business. Start with a spreadsheet. If you have Microsoft Excel, set up a spreadsheet in which the column headings are months, and the rows show money in and money out.

The first row should be Cash On Hand. That’s your starting point, the money you have in the business checking account. The next few rows could have titles such as Cash Sales, Collections from Credit Accounts, and Other Cash Injection. On the bottom of that section, put a row called Total Cash. This section shows cash you actually have, not customers’ payments that you expect will arrive in the mail or be deposited into your account soon.

The next rows show the cash paid out. These rows include purchases of raw materials or ingredients, office supplies, advertising, gas mileage, shipping, and other categories. Don’t forget to include loan payments, credit card fees, and checking account fees. On th...

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