Setting up Simple Financial Management Maineville OH

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 Grossheim
Family Wealth Advisory Group
(513) 469-8100
7359 E. Kemper Rd, Ste A
Cincinnati, OH
Expertises
Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Tax Planning, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Estate & Generational Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CLU

Robert Gerstemeier
Gerstemeier Financial Group, LLC
(513) 898-9973
6851 Clubside Drive
Loveland, OH
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, College/Education Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CEA, CFP®, MBA

Timothy Grout
Clear Perspectives Financial Planning, LLC
(513) 469-8400
9545 Kenwood Road
Cincinnati, OH
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Robert Lemmons
Financial Management Group, Inc.
(513) 984-6696
4665 Cornell Road Suite #160
Cincinnati, OH
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, High Net Worth Client Needs, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AIF, CFP®, CPA

David Foster
Foster & Motley, Inc.
(513) 561-6640 Ext: 14
7755 Montgomery Road, Suite 100
Cincinnati, OH
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA

J. Brock Dexter
Trinity Wealth Management, LLC
(513) 508-7467
11714 Darbyshire Court
Loveland, OH
Expertises
High Net Worth Client Needs, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Insurance Related Issues, including Annuities, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Michael Chasnoff
Truepoint, Inc.
(513) 792-6648
4901 Hunt Road, Suite 200
Cincinnati, OH
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Advising Medical Professionals, Alternative or Private Investments, High Net Worth Client Needs, Planning Issues for Business Owners
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

David Wilder
Financial Management Group, Inc.
(513) 984-6696
4665 Cornell Road Suite #160
Cincinnati, OH
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Insurance Related Issues, including Annuities, High Net Worth Client Needs, Alternative or Private Investments, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CTFA, MST

Lucas Hail
Foster & Motley, Inc.
(513) 561-6640 Ext: 14
7755 Montgomery Road, Suite 100
Cincinnati, OH
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Advising Medical Professionals, High Net Worth Client Needs, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

John Lame
Lenox Wealth Management
(513) 618-7080
8044 Montgomery Road, Suite 480
Cincinnati, OH
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Tax Planning, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

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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