Setting up Simple Financial Management Williston ND

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.

Ms. Beth M. Skedsvold, CFP®
(701) 577-4697
1135 2nd Ave W
Williston, ND
Firm
Ameriprise Financial
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

Average Income: $100,001 - $250,000

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

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US Bank - Williston Office
(701) 572-3744
202 Main St
Williston, ND
Drive Up Hours
Mon 08:30 am to 05:00 pm
Tue 08:30 am to 05:00 pm
Wed 08:30 am to 05:00 pm
Thur 08:30 am to 05:00 pm
Fri 08:30 am to 05:00 pm
Sat 09:30 am to 11:30 am

Mr. Matthew R. Wilson, CFP®
(701) 757-4777
406 Demers Ave
Grand Forks, ND
Firm
Wilson Wealth Management, INC.
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Budget Development, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Divorce Issues
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

Average Income: Not Applicable

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

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Mr. Paul J. Jarvis, CFP®
(701) 451-3059
3100 13th Avenue South
Fargo, ND
Firm
Bell State Bank & Trust
Areas of Specialization
Banking, Budget Development, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Insurance Planning

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Mr. Perry D. Bohl, CFP®
(701) 255-6832
PO Box 1618
Bismarck, ND
Firm
Investment Centers of America Inc

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Mr. Douglas W. Crosby, CFP®
(701) 774-0653
PO Box 2538
Williston, ND
Firm
Investment & Retirement Advisors, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Planning

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Mr. Robert C. Johnson, CFP®
(701) 223-9084
2331 Tyler Pkwy Ste 6
Bismarck, ND
Firm
Securities America, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Insurance Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Income Management

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Mr. Edward Oliver Samuelson Jr., CFP®
(701) 234-9009
PO Box 9196
Fargo, ND
Firm
Samuelson Planning

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Ms. Mona Tedford, CFP®
(701) 492-2632
1444 45th St S
Fargo, ND
Firm
Bremer Trust
Areas of Specialization
Investment Management

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Angela M. Mccarthy, CFP®
(701) 364-5640
4141 31st Ave. S.
Fargo, ND
Firm
Ameriprise Financial

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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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