SBA Resources: 3 Steps To Turn Forecasts Into Management Decisions

3 Simple Steps to Turn Forecasts into Management Decisions

By Tim Berry, Guest Blogger
Published: August 25, 2015Updated: August 25, 2015

You need sales forecasting to run your business better. The forecast becomes your budget, and then the budget is tracked, and tracking leads to watching results and constant corrections. Below budget sales are an alert to problems. Above budget sales are a window to opportunities. To get to the opportunities you have to forecast.

The math and structure of a sales forecasting is easy. Think of a spreadsheet with lines of sales or products along the left, from top to bottom; and time frames like months, quarters, or years along the top, from left to right.

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Starting a Business in Florida ~ 6 Key Steps

If you are planning to start a business in Florida, our FSBDC team has you covered.  Step 1 starts with reaching out to the FSBDC for no-cost guidance and assistance OR join us this Tuesday, September 8 from 10:30-11:30, for our monthly webinar series, “The Ask”.  This months topic is “How do I start a business” and our professional, certified consulting team will walk you through the steps to open a business and what’s entailed. The webinar is interactive via a chat room, it’s no cost, but you have to register online in order to gain access to the room.  Register online at

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Thinking of starting a business? We have a free webinar for you!

The Ask IconThinking of opening a business?  Do you have questions on where to start, what it takes, and next steps?  We have the answers for you.  Join our panel of expert consultants during “The Ask – How Do I Start a Business” Webinar.  Click on the picture to register at no cost today.

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A Florida SBDC at FGCU Success Story: 7th Avenue Social – Naples, Florida

You could fairly say that the genesis of Colin Estrem’s popular wine bar, Avenue Wine Cafe on 5th Ave. South, and his new restaurant, 7th Avenue Social on 7th Ave. South, is due in part to the advice and guidance of Suzanne Specht, assistant director and certified consultant at the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Florida Gulf Coast University. Continue reading

Simplified Technologies Inc. named Event Sponsor for Access To Technology Fair at the Florida SBDC at FGCU

Fort Myers, Fla. – The Florida SBDC (FSBDC) at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) extends thanks and gratitude to our event sponsor, Simplified Technologies Inc.  Simplified Technologies supplies computer network installation and maintenance in addition to technology consulting services. simplifiedtech-2

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