Podcast Episode #14
Creating a monthly budget for your business using Xero will take some time and effort to begin with, but by following Steven’s process, you can make the process as easy as 1, 2, 3.
Steven Briginshaw is an international bestselling author, speaker, award-winning entrepreneur & business mentor. Steven’s mission is to revolutionising accountancy, small business & business education to give existing and future entrepreneurs what they need to help solve meaningful problems & build purpose led impact-making businesses. He’s a former chartered accountant & has worked with small businesses since 2000.
How to Generate a Monthly Budget Using Xero
Step 1: Understand where you want to be.
Step 2: Exporting your current accounts data to a Microsoft Excel document.
Step 3: Use the figures from last year as a base for your budget for this year.
Step 4: Budget for your overheads – fixed costs.
Step 5: Budget your variable costs.
Step 6: Review your gross profit and adjust to reflect business goals
Step 7: Save the excel file and import it to Xero as a budget for the next period.
Step 8: Review, tweak, rinse and repeat.
Bonus Step: Create a one-page financial overview to aid in analysis.