Setting up Simple Financial Management Carencro LA

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.

Robert Morella
Apex Capital Management
(337) 984-7010
701 Robley Dr., Ste. 200
Lafayette, LA
Expertises
Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Ongoing Investment Management, Tax Planning, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Advising Entrepreneurs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CPA/PFS

Mr. Stephen R. Moore Jr., CFP®
(337) 232-4141
PO Box 51901
Lafayette, LA
Firm
KCSC Financial Services, LLC
Areas of Specialization
Accounting, Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Divorce Issues

Data Provided by:
Mr. David J. Romagosa Sr., CFP®
(337) 233-6066
213 N College Rd
Lafayette, LA
Firm
Cornerstone Financial Group In

Data Provided by:
Mr. Christopher M Broussard, CFP®
(337) 261-9815
400 E Kaliste Saloom Rd Ste 5100
Lafayette, LA
Firm
New York Life Insurance Company
Areas of Specialization
Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Mr. Frank J Domino Jr., CFP®
(337) 289-5900
1220 Camellia Blvd.
Lafayette, LA
Firm
Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc.

Data Provided by:
Mr. Michael E. Pharr, CFP®
(337) 232-1141
PO Box 53007
Lafayette, LA
Firm
Summit Financial
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning

Data Provided by:
Mr. Gerard Patin, CFP®
(337) 254-3094
102 Versailles Blvd Ste 808
Lafayette, LA
Firm
Met Life
Areas of Specialization
Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Planning, Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

Average Income: $100,001 - $250,000

Profession: Business Executives

Data Provided by:
Mr. John N. Gherardi, CFP®
(337) 266-6015
1021 E Saint Mary Blvd
Lafayette, LA
Firm
UBS Financial Services Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management

Data Provided by:
Mr. Daniel R. Maggio, CFP®
(337) 988-1223
1720 Kaliste Saloom Rd
Lafayette, LA
Firm
First Southern Financial Planners
Areas of Specialization
Accounting, Budget Development, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits

Data Provided by:
Mr. E. Larry Sikes, CFP®
(337) 232-3312
200 Kaliste Saloom Road
Lafayette, LA
Firm
Darnall Sikes Gardes & Frederi

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Setting up Simple Financial Management

Provided By: 

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...

Click here to read more from Home Business Magazine

© Copyright 2013 Home Business Magazine. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions
Infoswell Media