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Tips to Controlling Your Budget

Date: 10/30/2006 | Category: Business | Author: Diana Heeb Bivona

Controlling your budget can be a struggle for any businesses regardless of your size.  However, if you want to make a profit  you know how important it is to effectively control your budget.  Estimating your sales income fairly accurately, specifically estimating your costs, and keeping both under control are all important aspects of mastering a budget.

Here are three tips that can help you budget more efficiently:

Set Your Business Targets Yearly – this includes setting and revisiting your objectives and business plan on an annual basis.  Events and circumstances constantly change.  Without flexible up-to-date targets and objectives, how can  you stay in the loop and remain profitable?

Maintain Proper Records – invest in a reliable, easy-to-use accounting system.  It is essential for financial control and monitoring.

Follow the Cash – a monthly cash-flow statement allows you to closely track what money has been received and what is being paid out.   By keeping a close eye on your creditors and debtors, you will be able to ensure that you are carefully controlling your
working capital.

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