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Setting up Simple Financial Management Lebanon MO

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.

US Bank - Lebanon MO Office
(417) 588-4111
201 N Jefferson
Lebanon, MO
Drive Up Hours
Mon 08:00 am to 06:00 pm
Tue 08:00 am to 06:00 pm
Wed 08:00 am to 06:00 pm
Thur 08:00 am to 06:00 pm
Fri 08:00 am to 06:00 pm
Sat 08:00 am to 12:00 pm

Bank of America - Richland
(573) 765-3221
112 McClurg
Richland, MO
Type
Banking Center
Services
Banking Center Services: Change Order, Commercial Deposits, Night Deposits
Outdoor ATM Services: Open 24 Hours, Talking ATM, Braille
Languages
English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, French, Russian, Portuguese
Office Hours
Monday 9-3:30
Tuesday 9-3:30
Wednesday 9-3:30
Thursday 9-3:30
Friday 9-5:30
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

John "Jay" Hutchins
The Wealth Conservatory
(417) 832-0990
435 East Walnut Street
Springfield, MO
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Divorce Planning, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Hourly Financial Planning Services, High Net Worth Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AIFA, CDFA, CFP®, MS

Robert Spindel
Paradigm Financial Advisors, LLC
(314) 966-3400
12231 Manchester Road
Des Peres, MO
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Advising Entrepreneurs, Advising Medical Professionals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, ChFc, CLU

Michael Tinkler
Cambridge Capital Management, LLC
(314) 454-0438
1200 South Big Bend
St. Louis, MO
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Newlyweds & Novice Investors, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Hourly Financial Planning Services
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA

Bank of America - Lebanon Main
(417) 532-3184
104 North Jefferson
Lebanon, MO
Type
Banking Center
Services
Banking Center Services: Change Order, Commercial Deposits, Night Deposits, Drive Up
Outdoor ATM Services: Open 24 Hours, Talking ATM, Braille, Accepts Deposits, Drive Up, Deposit Image
Languages
English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, French, Russian, Portuguese
Office Hours
Monday 9-3
Tuesday 9-3
Wednesday 9-3
Thursday 9-3
Friday 9-5
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Drive Up Hours
Monday 8-6
Tuesday 8-6
Wednesday 8-6
Thursday 8-6
Friday 8-6
Saturday 8-12
Sunday Closed

Terrance Davis
Terrance P. Davis, CPA/PFS
(314) 963-0569
8460 Watson Road, Suite 225
St. Louis, MO
Expertises
Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Ongoing Investment Management, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CPA/PFS, MS

Steven Erickson
Erickson Financial Solutions, LLC
(573) 635-0942
1804 A Southwest Blvd.
Jefferson City, MO
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management, Middle Income Client Needs, Hourly Financial Planning Services, High Net Worth Client Needs, Planning Issues for Business Owners
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CRPC, JD, MBA, AWMA

Heidi French
Heidi French & Associates, LLC
(314) 432-1725
955 Executive Parkway, Suite 221
Creve Coeur, MO
Expertises
Middle Income Client Needs, High Net Worth Client Needs, Newlyweds & Novice Investors, Planning Issues for Unmarried & Same-Sex Couples
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Kristine McKinley
Beacon Financial Advisors, LLC
(816) 739-4853
200 NE Missouri Rd, Ste 200
Lees Summit, MO
Expertises
Newlyweds & Novice Investors, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Middle Income Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA

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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