Some of you are wondering, Why should I do a business projection? A business projection is simply a financial plan for your business. I know a lot of you don’t even budget because you say, “My budget is going to be wrong anyway.” You’re right. It is going to be wrong. But that doesn’t matter. You still need to plan. Dwight Eisenhower, Commander of the Allied Forces in WWII, once said, “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” The real benef... [continue reading]
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We want to share with you our thoughts on business projections, cash management, small business, entrepreneurship, finance, startups, and business planning.
Sadly, one of every two startup businesses fails within the first three years. But it’s possible to increase your odds by more than 50%. The number one criterion that separates successful startups from failed startups is this: Understanding the numbers of your business. Think about this. You know what you’re going to sell. You know who your customers will be, and you know how you’re going to market. But are you confident you’re charging enough? What will your startup costs come to? How much cash do you ... [continue reading]
Hi. I’m Roger Scherping, co-founder of ProjectionSmart®. I remember my first day at a small manufacturing company that I was hired to turn around in the early 2000’s. Right away that morning I took calls from the IRS about some unpaid payroll taxes and from several irate unpaid vendors, the utility company sent a cutoff notice, and two employees came upstairs to complain that their paychecks had bounced. I knew right away I had to very quickly figure out the numbers of our business, if for no... [continue reading]
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"ProjectionSmart Startup broke down and simplified the costs and cash flow of running a small business. It helped me get an idea of what to shoot for when I start my business."
~ Luke, startup entrepreneur
"This is a very helpful program for budding entrepreneurs!"
~ Parker, Entrepreneur
"ProjectionSmart Startup is a resourceful tool for getting a realistic view of future projections. It is easy to use and very helpful in planning for a future business."
~ Sam, entrepreneur