5 Tips for Your Company’s Financial Planning

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What entrepreneur would not like to see his company bringing better and better financial results? But it is not enough to work hard and hope that the results will come: you need to do efficient financial planning, which helps your business to grow.

Planning finances can be a lot less complicated and come out cheaper than you think, with just a little discipline and attention. Take a look at to know some tips to facilitate your company’s financial planning:

Start financial planning at the earliest opportunity

Entrepreneurs generally leave to think about doing financial planning when the year begins. This is already a big step, as it is the moment when the plug falls: you need to plan finances. The ideal, however, is to start it around September, so that at the beginning of the new year you are already prepared.

The first step in financial planning is to make an annual budget. Haven’t done the budget yet? Start by estimating how much you will receive and spend, based on your history. After all, having a business is being surrounded by uncertainty.

See how to make a budget and other tips in our post on how to organize and plan your finances.

Consider the help of a consultant

Several aspects in the field of finance deserve special attention, especially when starting the business. Even when you’re already an experienced investor, you’ll have to think about the cash flow organization, the need for working capital, the payable accounts and receivable processes, among others. All of this impacts your ability to plan for your finances.

If you notice that these things are messed up in your company, it can be interesting to have the direct assistance of a financial advisor. This professional will provide the manager with financial guidelines that take into account the individual characteristics of the business, also drawing up accurate investment plans.

Record and track financial transactions regularly

Even if you don’t hire a consultant, some basic actions can help you not fall into the main mistakes of financial management and prepare the ground for good financial planning.

Organizing a method of recording accounts payable and accounts receivable in the company is super important to have full control of your capital and be able to analyze your financial health. But it is not enough to register: it is necessary to monitor each launch to see how finances are going.

With this structure, you will be able to make projections of the company’s inputs and outputs much more accurately, in addition to understanding how your finances have progressed over the months.

Cut superfluous spending

Reducing or extinguishing those unnecessary or little useful expenses is an initiative that may bear great fruit in the future. While some things may seem essential, it is always possible to reduce expenses when doing financial planning.

Speaking of which, we have already posted here on the blog about the difference between Costs, Expenses, and Losses. Understanding this is important for analyzing what can be cut. In addition to increasing the company’s profits, you will focus on what is essential, facilitating financial control with what is important to the business.

Use online software

In our article on how financial software can change your job, we talked about the difference that a good financial control system can make to control your cash flow, accounts payable and receivable, see reports and graphs of financial results, in addition to being able to issue bank slips for your sales if you want.

Financial planning is no different. With a good financial control system, you have easy access to your spending and earnings history. This will help you use the past to plan for the future with much more foundation.

So, don’t waste time leaving your company’s data loose or out of control: put everything registered and monitored, implementing a new mentality in the company’s culture, if possible since its birth.