Being small and mighty gives you a lot of advantages in business. You’re full of enthusiasm, no task is too difficult and you can adapt to almost any situation at the drop of a hat. However, you don’t have the incredibly smart brains that the larger businesses do. They have accountants, CFOs and financial advisors that are working around the clock to take more money in than the business spends. They don’t just equalise the books, they make sure there’s always a surplus. A substantial part of doing this is the ability to foresee what could happen in the future. This requires a lot of research but thanks to the brilliant people and amount of them in their businesses, this is done around the clock. For a young entrepreneur, however, forecasting is a little more difficult. On top of running the business, you have to track the projections of success for the financial quarter, and what products and services are staying true to the business plan. Here’s how life could become easier.
1. Imminent Price Changes
The wonderful world of consumer trends, how it is loathed at times. Human beings change their tastes and preferences all the time, even just in everyday life. So products and services will have to adapt to what is going on in the market. Sales targets need to change in tandem, and this could be bad or good for you. If there’s something about your product that is really being liked by the mass market, you can alter your projections. It could be that you are offering something that’s more practical and in the right price range for the majority of buyers. With this, you can increase the price for your product and still remain high in the public demand. Thus, you can forecast which product does better and for how long.
2. Adjusting Expectations
What if you just wanted to guess what would happen if you lost x-amount of money or perhaps, how much it would cost to make a product at a set cost? For that, you would need complex software that would analyse every possibility and also have features that you can use to mimic the markets, right? Not exactly. With VBA training in Excel, you can make shortcuts that allow you to input a sum and simply drag open the projections that it would equal. For example, if you would like to figure out how many products times sales you could manage together with your production capacity and warehouse storage capabilities, then you would input the sum into Excel and find the macro answer. With various other sums, you could find out what you would need to increase production or how much it would cost, again by targeting the macroeconomic aspects.
It would be ideal to have a business or financial advisor working for you. But as entrepreneurs, you should be turning to software first before you seek to employ such a professional. You can make accurate projections of how market trends will and are affecting your business. Equally, you can hypothetically see what the costs might be for a new product to go into production.