Financial Projections for Early Stage Start-ups

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Implementation of sales forecasting

Calculation of start-up expenses

Creating income statement and do basic profitability analysis

Clock1 hour
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

By the end of this 1-hour long guided project, you will be able to create well-structured financial projections for your start-up idea to be used to attract investors. Firstly, you will learn how to calculate sales projections for your start-up . Afterwards, you will learn how to calculate start-up expenses and finally create a profit and loss statement. This guided project is for beginners in the field of entrepreneurship, especially the ones who don’t have a business academic background . It gives the learner a simple introduction about how to make financial analysis for an early stage start-up. Familiarity with Google Sheets is needed and entrepreneurship principles knowledge is recommended. Completion of the project named “Business Model Canvas and Start-up Funding for Early-stage Start-ups” would enable you to be more familiar with business model concepts that can be directly linked to this project financial analysis. Note: This project works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

Financial AnalysisBusiness AnalysisGoogle SheetsFinancial PlanLean Startup

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Project overview: By the end of this task, you will be get introduced to the project course and financial projections template.

  2. Sales Forecasting Part 1: By the end of this task, you will be able to create and calculate part of your Sales Projections based on revenue streams.

  3. Sales Forecast Part 2: By the end of this task, you will learn how to set pricing to your products and calculate the unit price.

  4. Sales Forecast Part 3 & CoGs Intro: By the end of this task, you will be able to calculate sales forecast for the first year and get introduced to CoGs.

  5. CoGs Part 1: By the end of this task, you will be able to calculate your start-up unit cost and calculate your production energy consumption.

  6. CoGs Part 2 & OPEX Part 1: By the end of this task, you will be able to finish calculate your start-up CoGs by calculating production costs and calculate part of OPEX.

  7. OPEX Part 2 and Income Statement : By the end of this task, you will be able to finish calculating your start-up OPEX and finish making the income statement.

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In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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