A bunch of us guys have been getting together for years to kick around business problems and new ideas. One of the most common arguments has been how to get the new ideas off the ground. And this always comes back to how much money we`re prepared to risk to establish feasibility .
The optimists in our group always underestimate how much money they need for the startups. Cash crunches for expanding receivables and inventory as well as how much pressure rapid growth puts on their wallet led the pessimists to develop a planning tool to model these cash issues.
We`re making available our spreadsheet models for startups, along with our 135 page illustrated how-to-use-it guide to the entrepreneurial community. You can download it at The Free Startup Spreadsheet Model. We also have download links for free OpenOffice.org Calc spreadsheet software with installation/use instructions.
It`s a bottom-up approach from detailing your product lines (5 of them), your distribution channels (3 for each product line), and your facilities. We also have 9 different debt facility structures including fully amortized loans and mortgages.
It will generate 5 year projections and year-over-year presentation statements for balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements.
We can routinely, in two hours, establish the feasibility and cash requirements for a new business idea - so can you.
Your cost - nothing.
Feel free to respond with any feedback and from us to you, good luck!
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