According to the Victorian State Government, 80% of business failures are caused by problems with cash flow.
Yet cash flow problems can easily be avoided or mitigated.
The secret? Invest in regular cash flow forecasting to keep your business safe.
At EzyAccounts we have a range of bookkeeping services available to help you with cash flow forecasting.
A cash flow forecast is a prediction of how much money will come into and go out of your business in a given period of time. In other words, it’s a forecast of your expected income and expenses, and the subsequent impact on your available cash.
The Benefits Of A Cash Flow Forecast
A Cash flow forecast helps your business to run smoothly, avoiding many of the cash flow crises that can bring a business crashing down. It keeps your business safe by:
• Providing advanced warning of the likelihood of any cash shortages so you can mitigate potentially damaging effects
• Allowing your bookkeeper to assess the feasibility of hiring, acquiring new assets, and making other purchases so you can make informed financial decisions
• Helping you measure your business’s performance and identify areas for improvement
In other words, a cash flow forecast empowers you to make better decisions for your business, and improve your business performance.
How It Works
To get the most out of your cash flow forecast, your bookkeeper will complete regular updates, and take everything into consideration, no matter how small or big a payment or contract may be.
Your bookkeeper will also identify the most appropriate forecasting period for your business, be it daily, weekly, fortnightly, or monthly. This gives you the necessary detailed information to ensure there won’t be any “mid-period” cash flow hiccups that have been overlooked.
Protect Your Business
Do you want to protect your business? Your EzyAccounts bookkeeper can advise you on the best type of cash flow forecast to suit your business, and provide services tailored to your requirements. Call us today on 1300 313 397 to learn more.
Our local bookkeepers are qualified to help you with a range of bookkeeping tasks, including payroll management, budgeting and variance analysis, inventory management and other financial controller services.