Venture Planning

Venture Map to Financing

Venture Planning Checklist: Financial Assessment

Financial Resources Required: Happiness is Positive Cash Flow!



By Venture Planning Associates.

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Questions to Answer Before Starting Your Venture


  • Making a cash flow analysis is very important. Use a computer model in one of these areas: Research and Development, Manufacturing, Wholesale, Distribution, Retail, Services, Software, Real Estate, Consulting. Each area is an entirely different model. Note: Trying to go from R&D to Retail with one business is another formula for disaster.

  • Make three models of assumptions for Good, Likely, and Worst Case Scenarios and solve for financial requirements.

  • Develop a decision matrix that compares profit, cash requirements, financial ratios, and break-even calculations to find the highest ROI with lowest capitalization.

  • How much money is needed to reach startup, the first year of operation, how much and when do you need it?

  • Do you have it? Where will it come from?

  • Will it be Debt or Equity? And, how much equity is required to obtain the financing?

  • Compare the answers to all three of these models and evaluate the results.



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