Business Plan Financials Worksheet Guidance

Below is guidance for data entry into cells of each of the separate Excel worksheets of the overall Business Plan Financials. This is the base pro-forma financial statements for your business. Please note: Many of the cells in the Business Plan Financials (BPF) are already prepopulated with suggested/default values. Use the default numbers unless otherwise indicated.

Only cells with BLUE text can be changed. The cells in black will be filled in automatically, based on your setup assumptions, or will be carried over from numbers you entered earlier on other worksheets. Work in order – as every cell you complete will carry over to all other applicable Excel worksheets (for example, if you enter a figure in the Staff Budget, that figure will carry over to your Income Statement and Cash Flow Statement).

You are encouraged to work through the guide as early as possible. (Review the Course Guide for specific due dates on specified worksheets; as assignments are due throughout the course.)

Worksheet #1 – Set Up and Assumptions

Line 9: the month the academic quarter starts

Line 12: enter the year the academic quarter starts

Line 15: Two (students can chose the number of product lines to include up to 10 lines)

Line 18: they will sell 55% on credit

Line 21: 30 days (standard default; however, can be adjusted as needed)

Line 43: $16,500 (estimate of net sales after six month of weekend sales)

Line 49: 1.00% (Dodd-Frank Act of 2011 allows businesses to receive interests on business accounts, per the agreement of the financial institution [range 0 to 1.50%])

Worksheet #2 – Sales Projections

Each student must determine this for their business—speculate on how your company will grow and how much you will sell. Reflect this in/from your Operations Plan

Worksheet #3 – Inventory

Line 7: Ingredients

Line 8: Bottles/caps

Line 9: Labels

Line 10: Cartons

Repeat these four lines for each product line.

Worksheet #4 – Capital Expenditures

(Note: This applies to purchased equipment, not leased equipment.)

Facilities section: Students are not purchasing facilities (facility is already provided)

Equipment section: Capital Purchases should be additional expenses that each student might decide to purchase. (Note – after the first year of business)

Current vans and other equipment should be captured in Line 23 as part of “Other Assets” on the Balance Sheet, Worksheet 11.

Computer Hardware/Software Section: Capital Purchases should be additional expenses that each student might decide to purchase.

Current computer hardware/software should be captured as part of “Other Assets” on the balance sheet, along with equipment mentioned above.

Worksheet #5 – Staffing Budget

Account for every paid employee using the appropriate Lines for the six categories of employees (Management, Administrative/Support, Sales/Marketing, Operations/Production, Other, Part-Time/Hourly) and when their employment will commence in accordance with the Operations Plan and Management Plan.


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