Forecasting your cash flow can be a daunting adventure, one fraught with mistakes, uncertainty and confusion. It doesn't need to be. We've put together a cash flow template for you. Any business can use our template to get a handle on their cash flow on a week by week basis. This cash flow template will help you to foresee issues before they arise so that you can proactively manage them.
Our cash flow template is annotated so that you can understand where to put things, how to forecast your cash, cost of goods sold (COGS), payroll, and operating expenses. You will find that it is simple to customize, easy to use, yet precise enough to give you the confidence you need to keep your company on track and money in the bank.
Our cash flow template is in Excel format. If you have questions, please reach out to us and we will be in touch with answers. Good luck!
What is cash flow?
Cash flow is the life blood that keeps your business moving forward. It is the money that is moving in and out of your business in a given month. It helps to think of cash flow as an overview of your business checking account. If more money is coming in, your business has a "positive cash flow." If more cash is going out than coming in, you will typically need to utilize some form of working capital such as a loan or line of credit to cover the shortage.
Why do I need a cash flow template?
Cash flow is the single most important aspect that you will need to manage as a business owner. If there are no funds in the bank, no one will be paid, work will not be done, and your business will suffer. We're here to help though!