Create a Cash Flow Projection With a 12-Month Template

Learn how to create a cash flow projection with a basic template for Excel/Google Sheets. I walk you step-by-step on how to fill it out using an example company.

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Lost profits due to poor financial management are common with small businesses.

  • More than half of U.S. businesses have lost $10,000 or more by foregoing a project or sales specifically due to issues created by insufficient cash flow. (Quickbooks study)
  • 82% of small businesses fail because of poor cash flow management skills or poor understanding of cash flow (U.S. Bank)

A cash flow projection is the most important tool to master your cash flow.

A cash flow projection can help you:

  • Identify “cash leaks” that are draining your profits
  • Spot periods of low cash flow before they become a crisis
  • Know when you have the cash to capture opportunities
  • Plan your dividends and equity distribution

This course provides an easy template and shows you how to use it to reduce stressful cash flow surprises and position you to capture the next big opportunity.

You’ll also receive:

  • A cash flow template for Microsoft Excel (can also be used in Google Sheets)
  • Step-by-step video instructions on how to use the template.
  • Video courses on the importance of cash flow, understanding your past cash flows, and the benefits of cash flow projections.
  • A document that explains different methods for projecting your cash flows.

Instructor(s)

Founder, CFO Perspective

Rob Stephens

Rob Stephens is the Founder of CFO Perspective, where he provides finance and strategy resources for small businesses. He has been quoted in Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, Bloomberg Businessweek, and many other news sources. He is also the author of Conquering Cash Flow: The Complete Guide to Small Business Cash Flow Management.

Rob has a 25-year career that includes serving as CFO, Director of Operations, and SVP of Finance. Rob is an adjunct instructor for the MBA program at Gonzaga University.

Rob holds a Masters of Science in Personal Financial Planning and a Graduate Certificate in Financial Therapy from Kansas State University. He received a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Washington and is a CPA.

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