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How to Manage Small Business Finances
Kody Wirth | Oct 31, 2023
How often do you review your financial performance? Once a month? Quarterly? Annually? Hardly at all?
If you don’t do a financial review at least once a month, you’ll struggle to understand your business’s performance, and growth will constantly be out of reach.
Luckily, you can strengthen your financial skills—even if you’re not a numbers person. This guide collects resources covering small business financial topics critical to growth.
Everything you need to know about cash flow
Learn the basics of cash flow, creating a cash flow forecast, and how terms like burn rate and cash runway impact your business.
Conduct a financial performance review
Learn how to stay on top of your financial performance by reviewing your financial statements and comparing actual results to your forecasts.
Minimizing business costs
Every business can benefit from saving money. These tips will help you reduce costs within your business, whether you're well-established or just starting to grow.
Understanding business metrics
Tracking the right business metrics is crucial to understanding the health of your business. Here are the data points we recommend you keep an eye on.
Learn the basics of budgeting and forecasting
New to creating, measuring, and tracking business finances? Check out our other guides to learn how to set up your finances and create valuable budgets and forecasts.
How to set up your business finances
Before you think about budgeting and forecasting, you need to set up your business finances. This guide covers mapping startup costs, opening a bank account, setting up accounting and payroll, and much more.
How to create a financial plan and forecasts
Many business owners feel intimidated by the financials when writing their business plan. But it doesn’t require a business degree or advanced math skills to create accurate financial statements.
Apply your financial knowledge to grow your business
Becoming more familiar with your finances will lead to business growth. You’ll understand the health of your business, more easily identify opportunities, and have a process to navigate any issues that may arise.
Plus, you can apply your financial knowledge to other areas of your business. Check out our other business management and growth guides to learn how:
Templates and resources for better financial management
Free sales forecast template
Get a detailed sales forecast spreadsheet, with built-in formulas, to easily estimate your first full year of monthly sales