A "budget" is a financial document that is designed to project future income and expenses Think of a budget as a "tool" to track your financial performance
A Budget Can Help You ...
- forecast, track and measure future goals
- determine when to borrow money
- avoid unforeseen surprises at year-end
- be in constant control of your finances
A "business plan" is a formal statement of a set of goals, the reason(s) why they are believed to be attainable, and a plan outlining how to reach those goals.
Business plans are most commonly thought of being associated with a loan application, but are in reality, a business planning and decision-making tool.
A Business Plan Will Help You ...
- set short and long term financial goals
- chart a course for future growth
- survive in a changing economic climate
- create a step by step action plan
- secure financing
A 'business review" is a written analysis of the operational and financial strengths and weaknesses of a business operation.
Business reviews are designed to help the business owner focus on certain areas to improve efficiency and increase net profit.
A Review May Include an Analysis of ...
- sales and profitability
- billing, rates and fees
- expenses and cash flow
- advertising and marketing
- industry trends
- your competition
A "business valuation" is a process and set of procedures that is used to estimate the relative economic value of an owner's interest in a business.
A business valuation is not an "appraisal" - it is an "opinion of value".
There are a Number of Methods Used to Value a Business, Including ...
- Adjusted book value
- Income capitalization valuation
- Discounted earnings
- Discounted cash flow valuation
- Sales multiple small business valuation
- Profit multiple small business valuation
- Liquidation value
- Replacement value
In business, "break-even" is the point at which its costs are equal to its gross sales.
The break-even point can help to determine the minimum amount of gross sales needed to at least "keep the business doors open".
Do You Know Your Break-Even Point ...
- By Location?
- By Product Line?
"Cash flow" is the movement of money both in and out of a business or project over a given period of time. Understanding cash flow is an essential part of business planning.
A Cash Flow Projection Can Help You Determine if You Can Afford To ...
- Pay future expenditures
- Expand your business
- Purchase new equipment
- Hire additional employees
- Take on additional financing
A "compliance review" is an examination of a company's adherance to various federal, state and local government laws and regulations.
A compliance review can help you avoid the potential of unforeseen, costly govenment fines and penalties."What you don't know can hurt you!"
Some Areas a Compliance Review May Include ...
- income tax returns (potential red flags)
- sales tax returns (accuracy)
- payroll reporting (labor laws)
- employee benefits (government compliance)
- retirement plans (government compliance)
- accounting systems and procedures (errors)
- invoices and contracts (potential legal issues)
- licenses and permits (government compliance)
Federal and state audits are once again on the rise. Do you know if you're in compliance? Ignorance of the law is no excuse!Let us help you determine if you have any compliance issues that need to be addressed.
A "loan application package" is a set of documents required by a lender in conjuction with a loan application request. The amount of loan application documents requested can vary greatly, depending upon the type of loan, and the lender involved. Many lending underwriters require detailed financial reports as part of the application process.
Our Loan Assistance Services Can Help You ...
- find the best rates and terms
- determine how much should borrow
- understand the loan application process
- obtain a pre-approval
- prepare the required loan documents
- increase your chances of being approved
The Small Business Administration helps small businesses obtain financing by offering a variety of guaranteed loan programs.
Obtaining an SBA guaranteed loan typically requires some additional procedures and paperwork.
Our SBA Loan Assistance Can Help You Obtain a ...
- greater chance of being approved
- quicker approval
- lower interest rate
- longer repayment term
- smaller required down payment
There are a number of government loan programs available to assist small businesses.
Finding these government loan programs isn't difficult - if - you know where to look.
Types of Goverment Assistance Include ...
- creative financing programs
- subsidized interest rates
- special repayment terms
- subsidized tax considerations
- stimulus incentives