Tag: Building a budget
Whether you love it or hate it, budgeting is extremely important for all types of businesses. The key to successful and accurate budgeting is to not forget anything. What’s the best way not to forget anything? Have a checklist. When you use a checklist, you limit surprises and help ensure you didn’t forget anything during the budget building process.
With more and more sources of data at your fingertips in our lives, stale Excel reports really don’t cut it anymore. If you are using these as the only way you communicate information to the business managers you work with, it’s time to re-evaluate.
Have you ever opened the financials for your business and immediately felt overwhelmed? So many numbers, no point of reference, and 5-10 clicks to find the data you actually need. Not fun! See how AutoCFO can help you wrangle your data as if you had a team of financial analysts on your side!
Before AutoCFO, your main option was to open an Excel spreadsheet, download your Profit & Loss statement from your accounting system (QuickBooks), copy the expenses from last year, then start typing numbers into the excel cells for what you think will be different from last year. It’s a bit exhausting just thinking about all of that work!