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Start Your Own Business course with

Business Planning


With the exception of enjoying your work, this is probably one of the most important sections. Planning is vital. Being able to make a financial forecast is absolutely essential. We'll discuss the importance of using a spreadsheet when trying to predict Profit & Loss and Cash Flow.

This course cannot tell you how to use a computerised spreadsheet, if you've not done so before. Could you create a spreadsheet for your business like this ? (You must have a copy of Microsoft Excel installed on your computer.) On this spreadsheet, can you say what is important about Month 8 ?

If you need instruction on spreadsheets, it is worth going on a short course - to learn how to use them. You can always claim the cost of the course against your tax bill ...

We'll also cover the essentials of record-keeping, as these are a legal requirement.




© Andrew Gadd
Created: February 2007
revised October 2010

Grateful thanks to Chris for
proof reading & Petra for too many suggestions to count ...

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