The financial part of your business plan will need to include a cash flow projection. This simply means a forecast of the amount of money that will be flowing in and out of your business.
Many small businesses get into trouble through poor control of cash flow or under estimating their capital requirements. To maintain a healthy cash flow, you need to have tight control over your operating expenses and overheads, both fixed and variable, plus your level of stock, the collection of your debtors and your profitability. The best way to control these factors, is to budget for them and constantly monitor and review the results.
Small Business Street Smarts contains a detailed section on how to project your cash flow and for your convenience - here is a link where you can download blank cash flow forms and print them out. Alternatively, you might like to consider purchasing one of our BUSINESS PLANNING KITS which includes Microsoft Word® documents and Excel® spread sheets you can use as templates.