Worksheet Templates. Saturday , March 31st , 2018 - 13:03:39 PM
For entrepreneurs just starting out, it can be difficult to know what monthly expenses will be. To get a general idea,you can view sample business plans online for your field of business. Business plans will include a start-up and projected operating budget, and there are some posted at the Palo Alto Software website.
Dave breaks out his trusty cash flow worksheet project template, which is already set up for civil engineering projects. This is his starting point which hell tweak for this project. First, he uses the quantities and types of steel, cable, cement, and other materials estimated by the engineers and multiplies those by current forward commodity prices in the market to get the approximate cost. He looks into the companys past projects to estimate a potential range of variation for the raw materials, since input prices can move substantially between proposal and building stages.
In the last step of his cash flow worksheet, Dave sums the expenses and revenues for each year and all 5 scenarios. He charts these out in graphs with a horizontal line for minimum acceptable return. ESP has access to public project funding at a 6% interest rate, to which he adds 3% for additional risk factors, for a 9% discount rate. Finally, he discounts the net returns per year under all scenarios at 9%, and calculates an NPV for each revenue path. This gives him 5 project values at 5 different revenue assumptions based on his variable markup. At least 3 of these NPVs must exceed the companys 12% hurdle rate in his cash flow worksheet for the bid to viable.
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