Setting up Simple Financial Management Torrington CT

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.

Barry Katz
Caratel Financial Services, Inc.
(860) 567-2567
North Street
Litchfield, CT
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Real Estate Investments, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Middle Income Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, MBA

Kathryn Norris
Asset Strategies, Inc.
(860) 673-5500
80 W Avon Road
Avon, CT
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BA, CFP®, MA

Rick Shapiro
Investment & Financial Counselors, LLC
(860) 232-4121
998 Farmington Avenue, Suite 202
West Hartford, CT
Expertises
Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CMFC, CPA/PFS, MST

James A. Thibault, CFP®
(860) 489-0432
103 Albert St
Torrington, CT
Firm
Barron Financial Group, LLP
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Divorce Issues, Education Planning, Estate Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning

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Mr. George L. Taylor, CFP®
(888) 769-9149
265 Chestnut Hill Road
Litchfield, CT
Firm
Temenos Advisory Inc.

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Alan Rothstein
Asset Strategies, Inc.
(860) 673-5500
80 W Avon Road
Avon, CT
Expertises
Planning Issues for Business Owners, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CPA/PFS, MS

Lawrence Annello
DHAS Financial Planning, LLC
(860) 255-0103
6 Executive Drive, Suite 111
Farmington, CT
Expertises
Tax Planning, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Middle Income Client Needs, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA/PFS

Martha Kapouch
More For Less Financial Solutions, L.L.C.
(860) 521-7779
88 Van Buren Avenue
West Hartford, CT
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Hourly Financial Planning Services
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BA, MBA

Mr. Franklyn D. Ramsey, CFP®
(860) 618-0230
One Torrington Office Plaza
Torrington, CT
Firm
Ameriprise Financial Services,
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning

Data Provided by:
Ms. Mary Ellen Spiegel, CFP®
(860) 567-5222
18 Osborn Ln
Litchfield, CT
Firm
Fiscal Plus
Areas of Specialization
Women's Finances
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $5,000,001 or more

Average Income: Not Applicable

Profession: Not Applicable

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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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