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Financial Planning

Despite their desire, and in many cases their need to grow, many businesses suffer from poor, if not a total lack, of financial planning.   

Amongst the SME community statistics suggest that 61% of businesses don’t have any sort of budget in place despite the obvious importance of knowing where the business should be heading and how it is performing against those targets. Equally of those that do, 70% don’t regularly review their financial forecasts.

61% of SMEs don’t have any sort of budget in place
73% of businesses don’t have an up to date cashflow forecast
70% of SMEs don’t regularly review their financial forecasts

Common Problems

For many businesses experience tells us that the biggest challenge is often a lack of knowledge and a genuine lack of understanding regarding the importance of proper financial planning.  

The absence of proper budgeting and forecasting continues to be one of the biggest barriers to growth.

Consequently, those same businesses regularly fail to appreciate that alongside any great business plan, there’s also a great financial plan that maps out your business’ journey from a financial perspective. 

They fail to track their progress both from revenue and overheads perspective so as to ensure that your business hits its profit targets month on month, year after year.

 

The lack of proper cashflow forecasting and planning is also a major challenge for many businesses irrespective of what growth phase they are in. Without planning cashflow/working capital requirements properly many businesses simply fail to accelerate their growth rates and struggle to compete.

To amplify the point, recent studies have shown that 82% of businesses fail as a result of cash constraints and yet 73% of businesses don’t have an up to date cashflow forecast.

Tool Kit

In addition to leveraging all of their strategic and commercial acumen the team at Chalkhill Blue regularly utilise a range of world-class tools and techniques to ensure that clients  develop the necessary clarity, focus and most importantly of all the appropriate financial plans to ensure they maximise their growth opportunities.

Budgeting

Cashflow Forecasting

Risk Analysis

How We Help

We help you create not only clarity and focus, but more importantly we specialise in helping you develop and implement a winning plan.

Clarity

Focus

Action

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