Budgeting

A good budget is a necessity for a good business plan. It is one of the best business tools you can have, enabling you to set financial targets and measure your performance.

The techniques we utilise to form financial projections enable you to consider future scenarios and provide you with goals to strive for in your business.

In addition to goal-setting value, budgets will often improve your chances of acquiring funding. Financiers often require forecasts as a prerequisite for funding approval. Cash flow forecasting is a vital part of ensuring your business will always have the cash it needs, because profits don't pay bills — cash does.

There are several types of budgets. We can help you design the right budget for your requirements. Let us show you how a budget and a cash flow forecast can provide feedback that enables you to prepare for the future of your business.

Cash Flow Forecasting

Are you holding too much inventory? Is this the right time to expand your business? Are you going to have enough cash to pay all expenses every month? Surviving in today's business climate requires you to spend more time working on your business than in it.

We can provide you with accurate, timely, informative cash flow forecasting reports that enable you to:

  • Realise and understand when cash is available
  • Plan and prepare for expansion, stock control, and taxes
  • Analyse and anticipate key expenses

Financial and Investment Planning

Financial planning involves developing comprehensive, effective strategies to strengthen your financial security and ensure your financial goals can be met. These strategies provide a separate source of income to your business or employment income.

Our qualified, experienced team can discuss your financial options with you and provide a three-stage service in financial planning that includes:

  • Initial financial advice
  • Implementation of a financial plan
  • Ongoing investment portfolio management
A variety of investment options are available, including corporate bonds, term deposits, local body and Government stock, New Zealand and overseas shares, managed investment funds, and more.

Don't take unnecessary risks with your future — allow the professionals at Cleland Hancox Ltd to guide you towards achieving your financial goals.

Benchmarking

Have you ever wondered how your business performs compared to your competitors? What is their average bottom line? Are you spending enough on advertising? Are you paying too much rent? Are your staff costs too high? Surviving in today's business climate requires you to spend more time working on your business rather than in it. We can provide you with accurate, timely, informative benchmarking reports that enable you to:

  • See how your business compares to your competitors
  • Understand more about how the rest of your industry works
  • Analyse the key performance indicators in your industry
Equipped with this information, we'll work with you to develop action strategies that improve your bottom line

Strategic Planning

The pressures of daily business can often mean strategic planning takes a back seat, but to have a successful business, it is vital to plan ahead. We'll help you establish a strategic plan that examines where you want your business to be in the next 3-5 years and exactly how you and your team can achieve these aims and objectives.

Your strategic plan will:

  • Define the characteristics of your company in three to five years
  • Identify your competitors
  • Define your objectives and financial goals
  • Include an effective implementation strategy to achieve your goals