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Financial Projections Template Download this financial projections Excel template to calculate your startup expenses, payroll costs, sales forecast, cash flow, income statement, balance sheet, breakeven analysis, financial ratios, cost of goods sold, amortization and depreciation for your small business.
How Poor Forecasting Can Sabotage Your Business Plan In the pages ahead I will share with you some of the major ways poor forecasting can sabotage your business plan and your financing.  I will also share some of the lessons I have learned about how to avoid these pit-falls and secure the financing you need to launch and grow your
Podcast: Business Planning Strategies for Entrepreneurs The SCORE Small Business Success Podcast features interviews with the best and brightest in the world of small business, covering topics such as business plans, financing, marketing, human resources, SEO, social media and more. Listen to this podcast to hear SCORE mentor Hal Shelton share his
Pricing Tips that Can Pump up Your Profits The role that pricing plays in the financial structure and competitive profile of a small business is often misunderstood.  Many business owners and entrepreneurs automatically assume that price increases put them at a disadvantage. But that’s not necessary so if you have a clear
Businesses can’t function without making money. So when you plan yours, you’ll have to think through the different ways that it will make money. And of course, you don’t want to just make money, you’d like to be profitable as well. That means you want to bring in more
What Will It Cost To Start My Business? Startup Expenses Template Nearly everyone who has ever started a business has underestimated the costs, and then faced the danger of running with inadequate capital reserves. The key to avoiding this pitfall is to adopt a rigorous approach to your research and planning. This startup expenses worksheet will lead you
Have you just made your first international sale and wonder how you should go about shipping your goods overseas? Or are you considering exporting, but not sure of how best to deliver your goods to a foreign country? Consider the benefits of a freight forwarder, described by expert Jeff
What I’ve Learned About Pricing Part of pricing is trial and error. As your business grows, learn from your experiences and discover what works and what doesn't. Entrepreneur and small business expert Rieva Lesonsky shares three things she's learned about pricing.
When you start a business, it is always useful to create a board of advisors. A board of advisors is a group of business people who can help you with your company, by providing advice you may be missing from key roles or staff. Such a group may include accountants, lawyers, marketers, or
Small Business Financials: 8 Steps to Better Forecasting VISA and SCORE have put together this eGuide to help you more accurately forecast your financial future.

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