Setting up Simple Financial Management Dumfries VA

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.

John Frisch
Alliant Wealth Advisors
(703) 878-9050
4008 Genessee Place, Suite 201
Woodbridge, VA
Expertises
High Net Worth Client Needs, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA/PFS

Martin Hopkins
Hopkins Investment Management, LLC
(703) 222-7570
11350 Random Hills Road, Suite 800
Fairfax, VA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Planning Issues for Business Owners
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Carroll Hayes
Charles Carroll Financial Partners, LLC
(703) 750-3600
4115 Annandale Road, Suite 205
Annandale, VA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Real Estate Investments, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Mr. Thomas J Huszcza, CFP®
(703) 492-9792
12848 Harbor Dr.
Lake Ridge, VA
Firm
Ameriprise Financial Services
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Education Planning, Government and Military, Insurance Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable

Average Income: Not Applicable

Profession: Government Employees

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Mr. Edward W. Imperati, CFP®
(703) 492-1530
2080 Old Bridge Rd Ste 103
Woodbridge, VA
Firm
US Department of State
Areas of Specialization
Insurance Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $100,000 or less

Average Income: $50,000 or less



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Stephen Lingle
Lighthouse Financial Planning, LLC
(703) 507-7531
4518 Demby Drive
Fairfax, VA
Expertises
College/Education Planning, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Michael McLenigan
Professional Financial Solutions, LLC
(703) 385-0870
10517A West Drive
Fairfax, VA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, College/Education Planning, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Mr. Bruce K. Sneed, CFP®
(703) 583-4060
15085 Copper Turtle Pl
Woodbridge, VA
Firm
BK Sneed Financial Planning

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Mr. Michael E Thomas, CFP®
(703) 897-8787
13649 Office Place
Woodbridge, VA
Firm
First Command Financial Planning

Data Provided by:
Mr. John A. Frisch, CFP®
(703) 878-9050
4008 Genesee Pl Ste 201
Woodbridge, VA
Firm
Alliant Wealth Advisors
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Investment Management, Investment Planning, Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000



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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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