Setting up Simple Financial Management Columbia City IN

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.

Gregory Galecki
Galecki Financial Management, Inc.
(260) 436-8525
7743 W. Jefferson Boulevard
Ft. Wayne, IN
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Advising Medical Professionals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BA, CFP®

Dennis Houlihan
Houlihan Asset Management LLC
(260) 422-2929
421 East Cook Road, Suite 300
Fort Wayne, IN
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, MS

Mr. Richard L. Phillips Jr., CFP®
(260) 420-7732
6920 Pointe Inverness Way
Fort Wayne, IN
Firm
Phillips Financial

Data Provided by:
Mr. Frank Shoener, CFP®
(260) 755-0642
3202 Mallard Cove Lane
Fort Wayne, IN
Firm
AXA Advisors
Areas of Specialization
General Financial Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

Average Income: $250,001 - $500,000

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

Data Provided by:
Mr. Terry L. Anderson, CFP®
(260) 432-3235
5750 Coventry Lane
Fort Wayne, IN
Firm
Ameriprise Financial
Areas of Specialization
Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Education Planning, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Investment Management

Data Provided by:
Ian Boyce
Dickmeyer Boyce Financial Management, Inc.
(260) 436-2051
6506 Constitution Drive
Fort Wayne, IN
Expertises
Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Ongoing Investment Management, Divorce Planning, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BA, CFP®

Mrs. Sheila Roesler Mccampbell, CFP®
(260) 432-5152
3302 Mallard Cove Ln
Fort Wayne, IN
Firm
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

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

Profession: Business Executives

Data Provided by:
Mr. Paul M. Adelson, CFP®
(303) 217-2258
7609 W. Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
Firm
Ash Brokerage Corporation

Data Provided by:
Mr. Samuel B. Gregory Jr., CFP®
(260) 432-4068
4011 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
Firm
Financial Profiles Systems Inc
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $100,001 - $250,000

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

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

Data Provided by:
Mr. Kenneth P. Schmidt, CFP®
(260) 469-3218
6920 Pointe Inverness Way Ste 170
Fort Wayne, IN
Firm
Financial Planning Services
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable

Average Income: Not Applicable



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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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