Do You Have A Budget?

“A budget is telling your money where to go instead of
wondering where it went.”

Dave Ramsey

That’s right – A budget is a way for you to take control.

A general operating budget is very important to the overall success of your organization. We are entering the fourth fiscal quarter of 2017. The New Year – with all of its invariable goals – is not far behind.

While this blog is not providing any type of actual budget for your own firm, here are a few points to keep in mind as you establish or consider your own working document.

Every organization needs a budget.

A budget can help you gain control over your finances instead of losing direction, or worse – letting your finances control you.

A budget will help you manage your costs, and will also help you decide if your business and profit goals are within reach. A budget will help you consider your future sales, income and expenses. You can work out schedules for peak periods and slower times. This will help you plan for labor, inventory, and other operations such as marketing.

Budgets are not difficult to develop.

Start by identifying your profit goals and the expenses you will need to incur to get there. It is true – you really do have to spend money to make money!

There are a number of items to consider for your organization: If needed, get your financial adviser or accounting professional involved to figure out your path to success. This will help you to take control of your finances and make sound decisions for your future!

Establishing, reviewing and refining a working budget is key to your organization’s success.

Get started today.

This series, or any other corresponding promotional material(s), is in no way intended to be a comprehensive plan. Remember – all markets, circumstances, and results vary. Any strategic plan or marketing initiatives must follow all State and Federal laws and regulations, accordingly.
Please contact us directly for a complete assessment and plan for your individual organizational needs.
If you need further assistance with assessing your budget, please contact your respective professional.
Martha Stutsman

Martha Stutsman

Martha Stutsman is founder of Stutsman & Associates, Strategic Planning and Marketing with 20 years of experience in cost-reduction marketing, brand revitalization and strategic planning. She specializes in start-ups, small and medium-sized businesses, organizations and not-for-profits. Martha grew up in a family-owned business in the Minneapolis area.
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