Business tools & templates
Free business planning tools, videos, checklists and templates to help you assess your business and make improvements.
Business plans & template.
A business plan is an essential piece of groundwork when you’re a start-up or small business owner. Set goals for your business and make a roadmap to achieve them. These tools and resources are intended as a guide only.
Profit & loss forecast.
Financial reporting templates
Accounting software is an efficient and cost effective way to produce financial reports, but if you’re not quite at that stage, here are some of the basic reports and templates you might need.
‘Cashflow’ is essentially the money that flows in and out of your business, and cashflow reporting shows how much money a business has (or will have) at a given point in time. It’s a tool to reflect your business’s ability to pay the bills.
- Cashflow forecasting Excel template (including Macros)
- Cashflow forecasting Excel template (excluding Macros)
Profit and loss forecast
Profit and loss forecasting is a key element of financial reporting. It shows your earnings and expenses (costs) over a period of time – usually a quarter (three months) or one year.
It’s often used to calculate your net profit before tax, and see any trends each month, or identify where expenses could be reduced.
Where do my costs come from?
Identify some of the costs you may need to plan for, so you can manage your finances more effectively.
What skills do I need?
A handy checklist of the various skills and qualities you may need to run a business.
Xero bookkeeping guide.
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Things you should know.
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