Cash flow management

Cash flow forecast calculator

Calculate your cash flow forecast with our simple template. This will help you understand how much cash you have coming in and going out of the business each month and can be a good indicator of the need for an overdraft or other lending.

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Can your business survive? 

An up-to-date cash flow forecast will help show you when your business may not have enough income to meet expenses. This helps you to plan in advance, arrange finance, or better manage cash flow. 

How to use our template

  1. Fill in your expected revenue for each month. Add any bank lending amounts below “Other revenue”. 
  2. Fill in your expected or known outgoings for each month. You can add to the suggested cash payments titles for any costs not listed in these examples. 
  3. Enter the amount of cash in the bank at the opening month. 
  4. The cash flow template will calculate totals for you, including opening and closing balances for each month.

Cash flow forecast template

Use this template to calculate your cash flow forecast.

The importance of cash flow

Cash flow is the lifeblood of every business – whether you’re contracting, self-employed or running a successful small business. In this video you’ll learn how to set up a cash flow forecast, how to forecast sales and outgoings, and get tips on how to improve your cash flow.

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