The importance of cash flow forecasts
As we enter the new year, with many economists predicting a slowing of the economy, planning your business’s cashflow is more important than ever.
Studies suggest that the failure to plan cash flow is one of the leading causes of small business failure. To this end, a cash flow forecast is a crucial cash management tool for operating your business effectively.
Specifically, a cash flow forecast tracks the sources and amounts of cash coming into and out of your business over a given period. It enables you to foresee peaks and troughs of cash amounts held by your business to help ensure you have sufficient cash on hand to fund your debts at a particular time.