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Cash flow. A cash flow forecast is a document that predicts cash requirements in the future. It helps a business save money for things it may need in the future

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Cash Flow A cash flow forecast is a document that predicts cash requirements in the future. It helps a business save money for things it may need in the future. Financial problems may arise if the business has more outgoings than income, such as unpaid bills or sudden money loss making the business low on money. Another business could also owe money to yours and go bust. The business is most vulnerable to cash flow problems when they first start up as this is when there are more outgoings than money from customers. Certain areas, such as production, could have difficulties operating as the costs are too high. Businesses may also have cash flow problems due to other reasons, such as not selling as well as expected. A business can improve their financial situation by borrowing money from a bank, cutting costs or increasing sales. ...read more.


The garden centre has loaned money from the bank in order to grow the business, although the bank will expect the money back. The loan may be for growth of the centre, an addition, a new centre being built or high fees that need paying off. The areas of the business that receive the money will be maintenance, research, staff training and expansion. The leasing fee is the cost of the equipment that does not belong to you; it belongs to another company, and vice versa. You have to pay them a leasing fee to keep the assets in your possession. In this case, the garden centre is making money from the leasing as it is listed under the Cash Inflow section. The garden centre could make money by leasing premises to the public who may want to grow on their land, if they don't have a garden at home, or by letting another business operate in their premises. ...read more.


This may be needed for expansion or financial stability. Wages are needed so the business can carry on operating with staff. A telephone may be required so the business can do deals externally, contact other businesses or help customers via phone. Other costs may be for maintenance, rental of vans or other general costs the business may require. Total payments are the amount that the business has to pay back for all aforementioned services that they have paid for. Bottom Section The bottom section summarises financial all the financial activities carried out by the business. The opening balance is the balance that the company has brought forward from different activities, such as the previous year. Net cash flow is the cash receipts minus cash payments, essentially the amount of money the business keeps that is gained during this month. The closing balance is the balance of the business at the end of the measured period. (In this case, intervals of a month for the year) ?? ?? ?? ?? Bryn Roberts 10L ...read more.

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