Sample Cash Flow Statement: Business Planning Tools

Cash Flow Statement

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"Our greatest challenge is not money, but rather ideas.
If the ideas are good, cash will somehow flow to where it is needed.”

The sample cash flow statement template, unlike the income statement or balance sheet, deals only with cash related items. Non-cash items such as deprecation are not included as part of this particular analysis.

"You either possess cash or you do not. The Cash Flow Statement tells the real story."

A cash flow statement, in partnership with the balance sheet and income statement, rounds out the majority of what are commonly referred to the 'business financials'.

Cash flow analysis is used more than ever before as the business world is scrutinized for padding profits on paper. The cash Flow Statement has only been required as part of a complete business plan since approximately 1988.

Nowadays every organization wishing to file reports with the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) is obligated to provide a sample cash flow statement representing quarterly and annual activity.

Many of the items on the cash flow statement are also included as part of the balance sheet and income statement. The key difference is that this statement is uniquely configured to highlight cash generated items only; cash inflows and cash outflows.

Cash flow tells an important story to business managers and potential investors. It is very difficult to manipulate a company’s cash activity.

Assuming no outright fraudulent activity is involved, the cash flow statement tells precisely where the cash has come from and where it has gone out to. Cash is king, so cash flow is highly valuable information.

Our sample cash flow statement lists clearly the cash generated from operations; cash used for investments; cash gained from proceeds of sale of assets; cash paid or received from either the issuance of notes or the payment of notes.

Investors will zero in on the organization’s current cash position and the trends associated with the balance of cash on hand.

Utilize our sample cash flow statement, income statement and balance sheet tools to track the financial progress of your business.

Business Lesson Plan #20 / Health Over Cash

"Cultivate only the habits that you are willing to let master you.”
- Elbert Hubbard

Anyone aiming for high achievement must maintain their health and a strong physical condition; always ready for life’s great challenges that will continually place the go-getter in a position to utilize their reserve energies.

"There is nothing else in the world so valuable as being able to participate fully in life; to be able to use all your power in the most effective way."

An inexperienced leader or businessman might proclaim, “What is the use of depriving one’s self, during all these months, of even the slightest pleasure? What is the good of retiring early for maximum sleep or exercising routinely?”

The fact of the matter is that once these fitness habits are instilled, they turn from becoming a burden you must endure to a gift that you give yourself regularly. You give yourself sharpness of the mind and you add decades to your lifespan.

Think of all the glorious memories you will get to witness with the added years you’ve gifted to yourself through good fitness. More importantly, realize the additional years you will be able to function wholly without the help of contraptions or healthcare workers.

Wouldn’t you rather take regular walks now on your own, than have to be wheeled somewhere for years because of the atrophy of the limbs caused by laziness and underutilization?

True business success depends on a leaders ability to instill balance in their life. To remain healthy keeps open the doors for maximum human achievement.


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