Financial Projections

Innovative Dubuque LLC - Financial Projections

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”

Abraham Lincoln

If success is the end goal it is critical that all organizations understand what that success would look like in a measured financial sense. With this understanding via financial projections (estimates of the future) an organization can tell how they are doing versus plan and see what elements are different than what they expect. Additionally, to gain debt financing a business must have accurate and realistic financial projections. Most reputable lenders are looking for 3-year projections, with the first year being month-by-month and the following financial statements:

  • Sources and Uses Statement
  • Income Statement (Profit and Loss)
  • Cashflow Statement
  • Balance Sheet

At Innovative Dubuque LLC, we help clients understand what numbers are needed to build these statements and how to find these numbers. We also act as a second set of eyes to see what has been missed. For items like sales estimates, we help the client think through what is realistic and how these numbers can be given support by research or similar company comparisons. As we go through the process we help clients understand the assumptions behind the numbers so that these can be communicated in their business plan.

With financial projections based in reality, they can at times show that a business model will not work. When this happens we help the client to understand why this is happening and what options they have to change the model to make it profitable. Depending on the package chosen we help the client fully understand the results so they can address questions that may be raised by a potential lender. The creation of accurate and detailed financial projections takes a great deal of financial knowledge and part of what we do is educational to help the business owner. As you can see below we have options starting with a simple financial projections review and going all the way to working with you from start to finish. What you are best to choose depends on where you are at in the process and how much of the work you are looking for help with. We always recommend starting with financial projections before doing a business plan because of the reality numbers bring into the process.

Review

$1,870

Analysis Hours (4)*

Process Hours (2)**

Business Projections Review***

Enter

$3,670

Analysis Hours (16)*

Process Hours (8)**

Business Projections Entry***

Business Model Review

Develop

$5,470

Analysis Hours (24)*

Process Hours (12)**

Business Projections Creation***

Business Model Review

In-Person Meeting*

Project & Plan

$13,570

Analysis Hours (60)*

Process Hours (30)**

Business Projections Creation***

Business Model Review

In-Person Meeting*

Full Business Plan

Discounted Package Rate

Fund Package

$18,070

Analysis Hours (80)*

Process Hours (40)**

Business Projections Creation***

Business Model Review

In-Person Meeting*

Full Business Plan

Packaging the loan to get funding

Discounted Package Rate

*No packages comes with guarantee of funding of any amount or interest rate. For travel outside of Dubuque area other expenses including, lodging, transport, airfare, meals, and other may apply.

**Travel, Setup, Prep and Communication Time

***Sources and Uses, Income Statement, Cashflow Statement, Balance Sheet

All Financial Projection Packages Include:

  • Focus on items that bring most impact for time or money
  • Direct client communication and ability to ask questions
  • Access to and use of our templates and tools
  • Dropbox account for file sharing, if needed