Setting up Simple Financial Management Noblesville 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.

William Howell
Howell Financial Advisors, Inc.
(317) 877-8000
176 W. Logan Street
Noblesville, IN
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, High Net Worth Client Needs, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, CPA

Gary Pittsford
Castle Wealth Advisors, LLC
(317) 849-9559
9820 Westpoint Drive, Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN
Expertises
Planning Issues for Business Owners, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Jennifer Hartman
Greenleaf Financial Group
(317) 576-1727
6525 E. 82nd St., Suite 212
Indianapolis, IN
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Hourly Financial Planning Services, College/Education Planning, Planning Issues for Unmarried & Same-Sex Couples, Socially Responsible Investments
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CFS, MFA

Brad Cougill
Deerfield Financial Advisors, Inc.
(317) 469-2455
8440 Woodfield Crossing Boulevard, Suite 360
Indianapolis, IN
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Paul Coan
Wealth Planning and Management, LLC
(317) 577-4426
3815 River Crossing Parkway Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN
Expertises
High Net Worth Client Needs, Advising Medical Professionals, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, ChFc

Michael Kalscheur
Castle Wealth Advisors, LLC
(317) 849-9559
9820 Westpoint Drive, Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, College/Education Planning, Tax Planning, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Jeffrey Moheban
Avalon Wealth Advisory, Inc.
(317) 814-4790
9775 Crosspoint Boulevard, Suite 110
Indianapolis, IN
Expertises
Planning Issues for Business Owners, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, CPA/PFS

Kathleen Hartman
Greenleaf Financial Group
(317) 576-1727
6525 E. 82nd St., Suite 212
Indianapolis, IN
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Middle Income Client Needs, Planning Issues for Unmarried & Same-Sex Couples, Socially Responsible Investments
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFA, CFP®

Ryan Thomas
Column Capital Advisors, LLC
(317) 663-6508
8888 Keystone Crossing, Suite 1675
Indianapolis, IN
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, High Net Worth Client Needs, Tax Planning, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA

Philip Fox
Ronald Blue & Co., LLC
(317) 582-0700
9229 Delegates Row, Suite 450
Indianapolis, IN
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, High Net Worth Client Needs, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Financial Issues Between Generations, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Planning Issues for Business Owners
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CPA/PFS

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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