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This course is for the self-employed, business owner/manager and accounting student as well as the individual who wants to understand how to create a cashflow forecast (on excel) and how to set a budget.
The course is ideal if you want to improve your finances (both in business or from a personal perspective). The course covers budgeting (how to set a budget and what budgeting is), and cashflow – how to create a cashflow forecast, how to improve upon a cashflow forecast and the implications of bad debt and poor cashflow management.
An excel template cashflow forecast and an excel budget template is included. You can use these templates and amend them to suit yourself – be it for personal or business use.
The course should take approx 90 minutes to complete. We go through a cashflow forecast exercise / example together – inputting the income, the expense and working out the net cashflow. WE then calculate the closing bank balance and when we’re likely to need an overdraft. We look at ways in which we can improve upon the cashflow forecast and discuss the implications of not collecting in the cash owed to use in a timely manner.
We explore the issue of debt and the implications of late payments on a business and what can be done about it. We also look at budgeting – how to set a budget, and the different types of expenses.
The course is structured in such a way that it is very practical. We have a go at a cashflow forecast example with estimated numbers and we look at what this forecast shows us. The templates are all editable and reusable in your own ‘real life’ be it business life or personal life. You are given practical tasks to complete i.e. to maintain a money diary for a week as we want this to be a useful and practical experience.
Its worth taking this course if you are required to do a cashflow forecast and you’ve never had to do one before, or if you have to budget and manage your personal or business finances and you want to be able to manage this task more effectively.
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|Section 1: Introduction|
Introduction to the coursePreview
What is cashflow?Preview
|Section 2: Worked Cashflow Example|
Explanation of the elements to the exercise
How to enter income onto a cashflow forecast
How to enter expenses onto a cashflow forecast
Calculating the net cash flow.
Closing bank and opening bank balance
|Section 3: Improve your cashflow|
How to improve the figures on a cashflow forecast
|Section 4: Debt Management|
The consequences of late paymentsPreview
|Section 5: Budgeting|
How to set a budget
|Section 6: Conclusion|
Lisa Newton BA MSc FMAAT has a masters degree in Investment Management and a first class honours degree in Accounting with Marketing. She formed her first company in 2004 with £150 in the same month of graduating from City University, London UK. Lisa has never had a full time 9 to 5 job in her life. She's a serial entrepreneur and author who holds directorships in various industries including telecoms, software, hair & beauty as well as finance. She has won various awards in Business including: Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2007 and in 2008 Enterprising Business Award and has been nominated and shortlisted in numerous others. In 2011 and in 2012 one of her companies won Best Accounting Franchisor Award.
Lisa's books include: How to write a book in two weeks, Constant Cashflow, Make the most of your money, How to start your own bookkeeping business, Cosmic ordering with Vision Boards and Quickbooks Online The Handbook. Some of the books are in audio-format on itunes and audible.
Lisa supports the charity The MS Society. A speaker, coach, consultant and an avid networker, Lisa enjoys meeting people and working on projects with like-minded individuals.
In her spare time, Lisa likes traveling, dancing salsa, writing books, learning languages, meditation and cosmic ordering.