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Capital investment proposalCapital investment in new equipment or facilities is usually a significant sum. It could be funded from internal resources or it may require a new source. In either case, a well thought through proposal will ensure that you... Read more
02 Jan 2013
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Bid budget workbookBidding for projects can be a risky business, particularly when the price will be set in advance. Bidding at a price that does not include each element of the work to be carried out will result in lower than expected profits or eve... Read more
02 Jan 2013
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Break-even point calculatorBeing clear about the distinction between fixed and variable costs in your business will enable you to more accurately work out the break-even point of any given project. Use our calculator to help you do this.Break-even po... Read more
02 Jan 2013
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IRR and NPV workbookIRR (internal rate of return) and NPV (net present value) are discounted cash flow approaches and are widely used for investment appraisal. Whilst they are based on the same ingredients, the results differ, so you'll need a methodo... Read more
02 Jan 2013
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Business valuation modelThere's no right or wrong answer to how much a business is worth. Ultimately, a business is worth what someone else will pay. However, there are some basic rules of thumb to help you to calculate an indicative range of values.T... Read more
02 Jan 2013
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Payback period calculatorYou may be asked to help decide which resources within your business to allocate to certain projects. One way of doing this is to compare the payback period of those competing for investment.PaybackObviously, what needs to be... Read more
02 Jan 2013
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Overhead allocation calculatorIf your company charges by the hour or day, you need to include an element for overhead costs when you calculate the billable rates. What's the best way to allocate the overheads across your billable staff?three methodsTh... Read more
10 Dec 2012
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Questioning a sales forecastThe sales forecast is perhaps the most important set of numbers to come out of the budgetary process. The sales figure is the driver for all direct expenses and some indirect ones. It's used to predict the cash flow forecas... Read more
10 Dec 2012
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Scenario planning templatePredicting the future is never easy, and that's particularly the case when developing business plans. Budgets can become outdated or even an impediment to financial decision-making. How can you rise above this problem?Key var... Read more
10 Dec 2012
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Capacity planning Staff capacity is comprised of the number of people, their roles, skills, experience, motivation and potential. Capacity may be made up from permanent full and part-timers through to temporary staff. However, how can you demonstrate... Read more
10 Dec 2012
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