Raising funding for a startup is hard. There's no question about it: raising capital from angel investors or venture capitalists is a huge hurdle for almost every startup out there.

Every business should have a cash flow forecast so that it can project the amount of money coming into the business (inflow) and the amount of money leaving the business (outflow). Your cash flow will help you to identify peaks and troughs in your finances. Used effectively it is a valuable tool for your business. A cash flow forecast usually covers a 12 month period for smaller businesses, larger businesses may need to produce one for three or even five years.

Often, when I am called in as a 'company doctor', the CEO/ owner will blame competition for problems. Yet they never ask the question "What are they doing better or differently to me?" How often do you visit a pub that's quiet and yet another a few yards away is heaving!


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