Setting up Simple Financial Management Brookings SD

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.

Mr. Tracy R. Odegaard, CFP®
(605) 692-1814
419 8th Street South
Brookings, SD
Firm
TRO Investments Inc.

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Dr. Kathryn J. Morrison, CFP®
(605) 688-5196
Box 2275A
Brookings, SD
Firm
South Dakota State University

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Wells Fargo Advisors
(605) 692-5501
309 4th St
Brookings, SD

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Mr. Kenneth Krause, CFP®
(605) 229-2073
101 3rd Ave SW
Aberdeen, SD
Firm
Amerprise Financial

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Mr. David W. Schmidt, CFP®
(605) 342-5434
2834 Jackson Blvd
Rapid City, SD
Firm
Dave Schmidt Insurance Agency,

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Mr. Erich L. Olson, CFP®
(605) 692-6643
307 6th St.
Brookings, SD
Firm
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Areas of Specialization
Insurance Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

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Wells Fargo - Brookings
(605) 692-6245
527 Main Ave
Brookings, SD
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Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 07:45 AM-06:00 PM
Sat 09:00 AM-01:00 PM
Sun Closed

Richard Kahler
Kahler Financial Group
(605) 343-1400
1010 9th Street, Suite 1
Rapid City, SD
Expertises
Real Estate Investments, Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, High Net Worth Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Planning Issues for Business Owners
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, ChFc, MSFP

Mr. Charlie Jakober, CFP®
(605) 226-8220
12986 Idlewood Dr
Aberdeen, SD
Firm
Ameriprise Financial

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Mr. James Randash, CFP®
(605) 342-3491
PO Box 3508
Rapid City, SD
Firm
Dakota Allied

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Setting up Simple Financial Management

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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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