Create a Cash Flow Projection With a 12-Month Template

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Create a Cash Flow Projection With a 12-Month Template

Learn how to create a projection with a basic template for Excel/Google Sheets. I show you step-by-step.

updated on icon Updated on Oct, 2023

language icon Language - English

person icon Rob Stephens

architecture icon Business,Finance,Financial Modeling & Analysis

Lectures -13

Resources -4

Duration -1 hours


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Course Description

Lost profits due to poor financial management are common with small businesses.

  • More than half of U.S. businesses have lost $10,000 or more by foregoing a project or sales specifically due to issues created by insufficient cash flow. (Quickbooks study)

  • 82% of small businesses fail because of poor cash flow management skills or poor understanding of cash flow (U.S. Bank)

A cash flow projection is the most important tool to master your cash flow. It can help you:

  • Identify “cash leaks” that are draining your profits

  • Spot periods of low cash flow before they become a crisis

  • Know when you have the cash to capture opportunities

  • Plan your dividends and equity distribution

This course provides an easy template and shows you how to use it to reduce stressful cash flow surprises and position you to capture the next big opportunity. You’ll also receive:

  • A cash flow template for Microsoft Excel (can also be used in Google Sheets)

  • Step-by-step video instructions on how to use the template.

  • Video courses on the importance of cash flow, understanding your past cash flows, and the benefits of cash flow projections.

  • A document that explains different methods for projecting your cash flows.


What will you learn in this course:

  • Use a template supplied in this course to create a cash flow projection.


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • None
Create a Cash Flow Projection With a 12-Month Template


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

Understanding Cash Flow Statements and Projections
6 Lectures
  • play icon Overview and the Importance of Cash 05:50 05:50
  • play icon PDF of Slides
  • play icon How Historical Cash Flow Statements Help You Understand Your Cash Flow 04:03 04:03
  • play icon Benefits of a Cash Flow Projection 05:52 05:52
  • play icon Cash Flow Projection Template
  • play icon Ways to Project Numbers 07:47 07:47
Step-by-Step Example
6 Lectures

Instructor Details

Rob Stephens

Rob Stephens

Founder of CFO Perspective

Rob Stephens is the Founder of CFO Perspective, where he provides financial consulting and education to small businesses.  Rob has a 20-year career that includes serving as CFO for two banks and a health clinic system.  He was also Director of Operations at a $4 Billion bank and SVP of Finance of a $2 Billion credit union, where he was Program Manager of an investment advisory group with $170 Million in assets under management.  Rob is an adjunct instructor at Gonzaga University.

Rob holds a Masters of Science in Personal Financial Planning and a Graduate Certificate in Financial Therapy from Kansas State University.  He received a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Washington and is a CPA.

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