Setting up Simple Financial Management South Burlington VT

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.

Jamie Milne
Milne Financial Planning, Inc.
(802) 476-0602
76 Ethan Allen Drive, Suite 4
South Burlington, VT
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Middle Income Client Needs, Ongoing Investment Management, Socially Responsible Investments, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Divorce Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CDFA, CFP®, MBA

Donald Dempsey
Dempsey Investment Management, LLC
(802) 764-5815
PO Box 1591
Williston, VT
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Hourly Financial Planning Services, High Net Worth Client Needs, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Middle Income Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Mr. Marc V. Fragola, CFP®
(802) 865-5000
620 Hinesburg Rd
South Burlington, VT
Firm
Fleischer Jacobs Group
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning

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Mrs. Debra A. Behm, CFP®
(802) 363-4381
11 Yandow Dr
South Burlington, VT
Firm
Debra Behm, CPA, PLC
Areas of Specialization
Tax Planning

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Mr. Jason J Frank, CFP®
(802) 652-6048
69 Swift St.
South Burlington, VT
Firm
Morgan Stanley
Areas of Specialization
Banking, Budget Development, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Education Planning, General Financial Planning, Investment Management

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Scott Beaudin
Pathway Financial Advisors, LLC
(802) 660-7086
110 Main Street, Suite 401
Burlington, VT
Expertises
Hourly Financial Planning Services, High Net Worth Client Needs, Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Middle Income Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA/PFS, MBA

Mr. Glenn A. Jarrett, CFP®
(802) 864-5951
1795 Williston Rd
South Burlington, VT
Firm
Jarrett Law Office, PLC
Areas of Specialization
Elder Care, Estate Planning, Special Needs Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable

Average Income: Not Applicable

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Mr. Gregory A. Mclenithan, CFP®
(802) 860-9990
1233 Shelburne Rd
South Burlington, VT
Firm
McLenithan Financial
Areas of Specialization
General Financial Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $100,001 - $250,000

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. Philip S. Spillane, CFP®
(802) 658-4040
110 Kimball Ave Ste 240
South Burlington, VT
Firm
Bell Wealth Management
Areas of Specialization
Investment Management, Investment Planning, Retirement Income Management, Wealth Management

Data Provided by:
Mr. Mark Aridgides, CFP®
(802) 657-4730
620 Hinesburg Rd
South Burlington, VT
Firm
Fleischer Jacobs Group
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Education Planning, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Planning, Wealth 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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