At ProjectionSmart we posted a blog on May 5 in which we quoted Mark Cuban as saying that this is the perfect time to start a business. Cuban said that lack of capital is not an issue because you should be bootstrapping anyway, and you should start with just a small step. You theoretically have more time on your hands now, so you could use that extra time to take a small step toward starting your dream business. Well, on the Business 2 Community website last month, Joseph Chukwube wrote an interesting... [continue reading]
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I talked recently with an entrepreneur who said that he feels like he understands the Balance Sheet and the Income Statement. I said, that’s great, but what about the Cash Flow Statement? He looked at me with a completely blank expression and asked, what’s that? He said he’s not familiar with the Cash Flow Statement and never runs it as a part of his month end financial review. Profit is not the same as cash! The Cash Flow Statement is the most important of the financial statements, but it’s also... [continue reading]
I invite you to join me on Wednesday on the Club E podcast when I will discuss how entrepreneurs and small business owners who do not have a finance or accounting background can make forward-looking, finance-based decisions. Startups and small businesses fail every year, and one reason why is that they don’t understand how their business decisions impact their cash flow. ProjectionSmart was created to help small business owners who don’t have a background in finance or accounting make better business ... [continue reading]
Bruce Roles is a mechanical engineer with a solid background at manufacturing companies in the rubber, concrete, and precision tooling industries. In his roles as Director of Operations he has developed extensive experience with Lean, ISO, Continuous Improvement, and EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System). When he found himself in transition in late 2019, he devoted himself wholeheartedly to his job search, networking extensively with people in the community with close ties to manufacturing companies. ... [continue reading]
What’s the difference between a forecast and a projection? I know that I often use those terms interchangeably. Does anyone care? Does it even matter? Yes, it does matter, or at least it can. There is a subtle but significant difference between a forecast and a projection. It probably won’t matter too much for your internal discussions, but if you’re talking to a professional like a banker or a potential investor, you should be clear on whether you’re presenting them with a forecast or a projection. ... [continue reading]
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