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  • 1. Financial Plan <ul><li>Your lender wants to know if your business will be financially successful. </li></ul><ul><li>Your spouse wants to know too! </li></ul>
  • 2. Financial Plan <ul><li>In many cases, the financial plan is the most important part of your business plan. </li></ul><ul><li>The financial plan is particularly important if you are proposing a major change or a new business. </li></ul>
  • 3. Financial Plan <ul><li>What do you need to include in your business plan to communicate financial viability? </li></ul>
  • 4. Financial Plan <ul><li>Financial viability is generally evaluated from three perspectives: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Solvency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Profitability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Liquidity </li></ul></ul>
  • 5. Financial Plan <ul><li>Solvency evaluates changes in net worth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>growth in your retirement account </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Profitability monitor earnings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ability to generate income </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Liquidity estimates cash flow and debt repayment ability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>paying the bills when due </li></ul></ul>
  • 6. Solvency <ul><li>Compares the assets invested (what you own) in the business with the sources of capital (liabilities – what you owe and your net worth) </li></ul><ul><li>Requires an up to date balance sheet </li></ul>
  • 7. Profitability <ul><li>Measures the earnings of the business </li></ul><ul><li>Requires an accrual income statement </li></ul><ul><li>Optionally use average net income from 3 years Schedule F tax forms </li></ul>
  • 8. Liquidity <ul><li>Measures the ability of the business to generate cash to meet short term obligations </li></ul><ul><li>Requires a cash flow statement, usually projected for next year or more </li></ul>
  • 9. Financial Plan <ul><li>The tools used to communicate a business’s financial situation are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Balance sheet - solvency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Income statement - profitability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cash flow plan – liquidity </li></ul></ul>
  • 10. Balance Sheet <ul><li>A snapshot of how funds are invested in a business (assets) and the financing methods used (liabilities and owner’s equity) at a given point in time. </li></ul>
  • 11. Balance Sheet <ul><li>Most producers have an existing balance sheet because lenders require one annually. </li></ul><ul><li>If you need to develop or update your balance sheet you can use FINPACK or use the Guide worksheet. </li></ul>
  • 12. Income Statement <ul><li>An income statement measures how much income the business is making in relation to the resources used to produce that income. </li></ul>
  • 13. Income Statement <ul><li>Not all producers have an accrual income statement. </li></ul><ul><li>Should develop one for your business plan. </li></ul><ul><li>Can use FINPACK or the Guide worksheet. </li></ul>
  • 14. Cash Flow Plan <ul><li>A cash flow plan is a projection of all sources and uses of cash during a specified planning period. </li></ul><ul><li>It evaluates the business’s ability to meet loan payments and other financial obligations on time. </li></ul>
  • 15. Cash Flow Plan <ul><li>Most producers have an annual cash flow plan. </li></ul><ul><li>If you need to develop or update your cash flow plan you can use FINPACK or use the Guide worksheet. </li></ul>
  • 16. Financial Plan <ul><li>Include a balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow plan in your business plan. </li></ul>
  • 17. Financial Plan <ul><li>A written description of the strengths of these three measurements of your financial projections should also be included. </li></ul><ul><li>Also describe the assumptions you used to make your financial projections. </li></ul>
  • 18. Your Financial Numbers <ul><li>Generating your financial statements from a program like FINPACK will make development of your business plan easier. </li></ul><ul><li>FINPACK provides not only a balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow, but also financial ratios to help evaluate the meaning of your financial numbers. </li></ul>
  • 19. Asset Management <ul><li>Your financial plan should also describe how you acquire and manage capital assets - purchase, lease, or custom hire. </li></ul><ul><li>How efficiently are assets being used? </li></ul>
  • 20. Asset Management <ul><li>An analysis of your investment in capital assets relative to the size of your business may be valuable as you plan the future of your business. </li></ul><ul><li>Asset management is often the best indicator of future net worth growth. </li></ul>
  • 21. Capital Required <ul><li>The final part of your financial plan should describe how much money you need to implement your business plan. </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the sources of your financing. </li></ul><ul><li>Present your financing request if you have one. </li></ul>
  • 22. Resources <ul><li>Guide worksheets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Balance sheet – worksheet 4.35 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Projected profitability - worksheet 4.33 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cash flow – worksheet 4.34 </li></ul></ul>
  • 23. Resources <ul><li>FINPACK Business Plan software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Balance sheet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Asset management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Projected profitability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cash flow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long range projections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Historical trends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Benchmarks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capital required </li></ul></ul>

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