Getting ahead of your 2022: Financial Planning
Although there are still a couple of months left until the year’s end, it is never too early to start making considerations for the next calendar year. From financial management to business strategy and risk analysis, there are many things you can be doing now to solidify your position going forward.
The success of a business or organization is largely dependent on how effectively they plan, budget, and strategize. Many people are put off advanced planning and budgeting for fear of being boxed into meeting long-term financial goals.
Cash Flow Services
The correct management of cash flow can make or break a business’ longevity and profitability. Without cash, it is hard to pay your employees, suppliers, and overheads without ending up in debt to your creditors.
Managing cash can be tricky, especially when starting a new business, or experiencing a period of rapid growth. You need to build good relationships across your supply chain, and it can be hard to know who to trust. One option to help alleviate the pressure is to outsource your cash flow services to an organization that has dedicated, knowledgeable and highly skilled team members, who can apply their years of experience to handle any cash issues you may face.
Your business strategy should go hand in hand with your financial one. This can sometimes require a level of honesty in the face of financial realities that can cause tension in planning sessions. When strategizing, it is important to create a plan that focuses on sustainable and achievable business goals. It is better to end up overachieving than constantly feel like you are playing catch up to a strategy that doesn’t match the reality of your experience.
The most commonly outsourced jobs are related to financial services and IT. Not necessarily because they are cheaper, but because they are often highly skilled and technically specific and require a great deal of experience, especially to resolve issues quickly and correctly.
It also helps to have an external eye on your business strategy to keep things open and based in reality. Workplace cultures can sometimes negatively impact strategic planning and implementation if employees don’t feel supported or involved in the process. Outsourcing can help you feel in control of your business while being safely navigated around any blind spots.
The last two years have truly highlighted the need for effective risk management across all areas of business. Stretching a ‘rainy day’ fund into a ‘rainy year’ has seen many businesses buckle and go into administration.
Planning for the year ahead can be tricky, it is impossible to predict when or what the next crisis will be. Risk management is not all about pandemics and economic down-turns, it is often the smaller unforeseen issues, like increases in supply chain costs, that force cash-poor businesses into debt with their creditors and then eventually out of business.
These important elements of your business are often not the main part of your offering or service. That is why hiring an external company to help you with your risk management can be so beneficial. They will have a much deeper wealth of knowledge and experience across multiple sectors that can be put to use in keeping you aware and protected against risks you didn’t even know you should prepare for!
Knowing who to trust and picking the right CFO service for you can be tricky. Rest assured, the Part Time CFO team can meet all your financial planning needs including:
• Understanding your operation systems and cycles
• Risk awareness and management
• Business strategy and implementation
• Goal identification, insight, and protection.
We don’t just do it for you, we work with you to get your whole staff on the same page. Our goal is to put the power back in your hands while boosting workplace culture and morale by giving everyone a feeling of stability that comes from having financial control.
At Part Time CFO Services LLP, we recognize the value of your time and are fully equipped with the expertise necessary to ensure that your business is managing your risks efficiently. We are a team of highly skilled and experienced CPAs, and Financial and Data Analysts. We work with you to assess, analyze, evaluate, and treat risks threatening your business. Let us help you with your financial planning needs so you can direct your energy to developing and growing your business. Contact Us