Note on Developing Financial Projections for Startups and Growth Businesses

by: James D. Price

Publication Date: July 3, 2009
Length: 14 pages
Product ID#: 1-428-846

Core Disciplines: Accounting/Finance, Entrepreneurship & Innovation

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Description

Prospective investors in startups and growth businesses expect to review detailed financial information on the company. This note provides an in-depth discussion of both the art and the science of preparing financial projections for an early-stage business. The article also describes the most appropriate way to present historical financial information, as well as advice on the best approach to preparing financial narratives and financial summary tables.

Teaching Objectives

After reading and discussing the material, students should:

  • provide an in-depth discussion of both the art and the science of preparing financial projections for an early-stage business.
  • describe the most appropriate way to present historical financial information
  • provide advice on the best approach to preparing financial narratives and financial summary tables.