Budgeting and Forecasting
Do you know what your bank balance will be in 3, or 6 months? Even further down the line? If not – how can you possibly make sound business decisions? Taking ownership over your financial position as a business is crucial to success.
Professional Budgeting and Forecasting
This involves understanding what money you need to spend in order to achieve the results you’re after. It means understanding your industry benchmarks and knowing where you’ve got room to move, and where you haven’t.
We build forecasting templates custom to each client’s business. It involves a workshop where we discuss everything from targets for the year to understanding the cycles and seasons experience in your business and industry.
Actual vs forecasted results
We love a 12 month forecast and one of the reasons for that is it gives us a solid period of time to compare what we budgeted, versus what actually happened. Did you bring in less money? Spend money? If so, why? We can find where the holes are and plug them, or turn the tap on something else harder because we can see it’s bringing in more money than initially thought.
Fixed vs variable costs
Detailing your expenses and understanding what has to be spent, what has some wriggle room and what’s a ‘nice to have’ gives you ultimate budget control. It means we can either point out where costs can be cut if need be, or where we should be spending more to achieve the growth you’re looking for.
If going the distance with detailed and ongoing forecasting and budgeting isn’t on the cards for you at this stage, no problem. We can do an annual forecast for your business so at the very least, you’ll have measurable targets to work towards and compare against. It’s a piece that should be regularly reviewed and updated