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Cash projection model

What is a cash projection model?

A cash projection model is a vital tool that provides insights into the future financial health of your startup by predicting your cash inflows and outflows. It helps you understand when and where your startup might run out of cash, thereby assisting you in making informed business decisions.

The model usually consists of several components like revenue forecasts, cost of goods sold, operating expenses, capital expenditures, and financing. When setting up your model, you'll need to make assumptions based on market research, historical data, and business plans. It’s crucial to revisit and adjust these assumptions regularly as you gain more insight into your business operations. Keep in mind that it's more important to be reasonable in your estimates than overly optimistic or pessimistic. Understanding your cash flow can guide your startup's strategy, spending, and fundraising efforts, so it's worth investing time and effort into this model.

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