Setting up Simple Financial Management Kailua Kona HI

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. Taylor M Easley, CFP®
(808) 334-1645
75-5660 Kopiko St Ste A1
Kailua Kona, HI
Firm
Raymond James
Areas of Specialization
Retirement Income Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. Steven R. Fassbender, CFP®
(808) 930-7773
75-5813 Kini Loop
Kailua Kona, HI
Firm
Steven R Fassbender Financial

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Point Financial Inc
(808) 329-0900
75-240 Nani Kailua Dr Ste 7
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Blue Skies Financial Planning, LLC
(808) 329-4531
71-1666 Puu Napoo Drive
Kailua Kona, HI
Firm
Blue Skies Financial Planning, LLC
Expertises
Financial Planning and Investment Advisory for Individuals and Businesses
Designations
CFP, CFA

Wells Fargo Financial
(808) 329-7026
75-5722 Hanama Pl Ste 1103
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Mr. John G Kerr, CFP®
(808) 329-4531
71-1666 Puu Napoo Drive
Kailua Kona, HI
Firm
Blue Skies Financial Planning, LLC
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Banking, Budget Development, Business Succession Planning, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Estate Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

Average Income: Not Applicable

Profession: Not Applicable

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KOA Financial Services LPL
(808) 930-7773
73-5611 Olowalu St
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Aloha Financial Services
(808) 331-1840
75-5925 Walua Rd Ste 202
Kailua Kona, HI
 
John Hancock Financial Services
(808) 324-8637
75-349 Hualalai Rd
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Finance Factors
(808) 322-2747
78-6831 Alii Dr Ste H1
Kailua Kona, HI
 
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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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