I highly recommend to any startup or small business
to do monthly cash flow planning!
Countless reasons, but here the major ones:
Find attached a simple sample file for cash flow planning – a number of Nexea’s portfolio companies are using a similar format, and it has been helpful to many entrepreneurs.
CF planning can be done with different formats obviously – so don’t panic if you already have a file, and it doesn’t look the same. But make sure the basic logic behind it is correct, and of course, ensure you fully understand the file. The best way is to play around with the figures in Excel (increase or decrease some values), to understand the impact of each figure, and how it ultimately affects the bottom line (cash balance).
Feel free to download a copy of my template as a reference point:
It is a simple draft, and I included some explanations. It is not worked out to perfection, so if you find any mistakes or something is unclear, or if you have any questions or comments on it, feel free to email me via our contact page, and I’m happy to get back on it.