Look What Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, Investors, and Advisors Are Saying About this Gem of a Book
“Philip’s approach to financial forecasting has helped us completely turn around our profitability and cash flow and get it moving in a positive direction. I love the way he speaks and writes in a way that is simple and easy-to-understand. The principles in
A Quick Start Guide to Financial Forecasting have become an integral part of how we plan and manage our financial future every month.”
—Andrea Sato, Chief Executive Officer, Gary’s Vacuflo, Inc.
“Cut out the chart Building a Financially Strong Business in the bonus chapter. Pin it, tape it, or post it where you can see it daily. Follow every step on there. Then use what Philip teaches in this book to make it happen. It will help turn your business into a secure, financially strong generator of CASH.”
—Stan Touchstone, Owner, Kissimmee Valley Feed and Ranch Supply, Inc.
“A Quick Start Guide to Financial Forecasting takes a natural law ‘What you focus on you are more likely to achieve’ and translates it into a practical tool for improving your financial performance in business. Philip is your expert guide to using this often-overlooked tool, a reliable financial forecast, to create the view through the financial windshield of your business. You are going to love the tips and tools he shares in the book.”
—Larry Tyler, Business Advisor, Author, Romancing the Loan
“Thought provoking and detailed. Not only does Philip explain how to prepare a financial forecast, but he also helps you to understand the value and benefits of forecasting.”
—Joanna Vu, CPA
“Philip Campbell has a special knack for helping business owners uncover financial insights that others miss. A Quick Start Guide to Financial Forecasting is a brilliant example of his talent for helping entrepreneurs use insightful, forward-looking financial information to develop a bigger and brighter financial future for their company.”
—Ed Lette, Founder, President and CEO, Business Bank of Texas
“This book provides an incredibly useful tool for entrepreneurs and finance people alike. It paints a compelling picture of the power of developing a more forward-thinking approach to financial performance. And I love the bonus chapter on how to assess the quality of a company’s accounting department. Very enlightening!”
—Patrick Finn, CPA, Principal, Finnancial Group, LLC
“Many business owners and managers exhaust themselves and their employees trying to overcome strategic problems with brute force in their day-to-day efforts. They’re working hard and moving fast, but they’re moving in the wrong direction. As a CPA and consultant to small/medium-sized construction and manufacturing firms, I see
this with nearly every new client. They’ve run themselves ragged trying to figure out what’s been happening to their business in recent years. When they finally approach our firm and the first question from me is about their forward operational planning and not about their historical numbers it comes as a shock.
This is nearly always the case; businesses are trying to compensate for their lack of strategic planning and forecasting with short-term Band-Aids and feel-good, immediate solutions that at best
prolongs the problem and at worse dooms the business to failure in the long term. That’s why the principles and tools in A Quick Start Guide to Financial Forecasting are so important to business owners and managers. Whether this is your first exposure to forecasting or you’re a seasoned CFO with a talented FP&A staff, reading and applying these principles will seriously sharpen your financial skillset.
By providing clear motivation for why any business over a couple million in revenue needs a forecast, a clear process to create a forecast, and removal of common barriers to forecasting,
Mr. Campbell has penned a recipe for forecasting success and proven this recipe with examples throughout the book. Use what you learn from this book to speak with confidence to your lenders and investors when approaching expectations for coming months. Make better strategic decisions like expanding into new sales territories or shutting down an operation. Use a forecast as a bellwether to know if bad times are approaching.
I’m recommending A Quick Start Guide to Financial Forecasting to my clients and I highly recommend you read it too.”
—James H. Johnson, CPA, CITP, CGMA, MBA, Trainer, Wright, & Paterno CPAs
“The same way a pilot creates a flight plan and checks the weather forecast along their route, A Quick Start Guide to Financial Forecasting provides the view of where you want to take your business and helps you plan the route that will get you there safely and on time.”
—Ali A. Mohammed, Managing Director, Ramco International (U) Ltd
“Philip Campbell has a unique talent for taking complex financial subjects and simplifying them so that every business can benefit. His knowledge and background are apparent in his depth of understanding of such difficult financial subjects as cash flow and forecasting. I have added A Quick Start Guide to Financial Forecasting to my list of required reading for entrepreneurs and business owners—a list which already includes Philip’s first book Never Run Out of Cash.”
—Mark A. Adam B.A., B.Sc., M.B.A., Lecturer (Sessional) in Finance, School of Business and Economics, Thompson Rivers University
“I enjoyed the focus on simplicity and the value of treating the forecasting process as a top-down exercise. The book provides specific tips and tools for those new to forecasting as well as the seasoned forecaster.”
—Jennie Enholm, CPA, CGMA
“I enjoyed and was challenged by the ‘think top-down, not bottom-up’ approach Philip Campbell teaches in this book. It will change the way you think as a business owner and help you drive different behavior throughout your company. A Quick Start Guide to Financial Forecasting is easy-to-read and provides engaging stories and examples you will find very relatable…and actionable.
I believe a business owner that is making some money, but not getting where he/she really wants to be, will benefit the most from this book. Sometimes business owners find themselves depressed for not having done ‘all the right things’. This book will inspire you to buckle down, take steps to create a reliable, top down overview and forecast, then hone in on where your business is truly going. THEN you can align it to where YOU want it to go!
I also believe that business owners that might not be making money, those that may have overpaid for their business or are overleveraged, will discover that Philip’s approach to financial forecasting will play a large role in their recovery.”
—John Albers, President/CEO, The Albers Group, LLC
A Quick Start Guide to Financial Forecasting:
Discover the Secret to Driving Growth, Profitability, and Cash Flow Higher
This book provides a straightforward, easy-to-understand guide to one of the most powerful financial tools in business: a reliable financial forecast. It will transform the financial future of your company and help you make better, faster, smarter financial decisions.
Too many entrepreneurs and CEOs today are feeling more like passengers than drivers in their business. They’re staring at their rearview mirror as they bounce along in the passenger seat. Their company is careening along on the highway of business as they wonder and worry about where their business might end up financially.
A reliable financial forecast solves this problem by providing a clear view through the financial windshield of your business. It creates the visibility and clarity you need to drive your company toward a bigger and brighter financial future.
What if you had answers to questions like:
What’s about to happen to my profitability and cash flow?
How much cash can we distribute to the owners of the business?
How long will it take to pay off our debt?
What will our taxable income be this year?
A reliable financial forecast puts the answers to these questions at your fingertips. It helps you take control of your profitability and cash flow because it gives you answers to the most important financial questions you have to deal with every day.
Put yourself in the driver’s seat of your business by tapping into the unique and exciting benefits that financial forecasting can unlock for you.
Buy the book at Bookmasters (including a PDF version you can download immediately).
The 10 Cash Flow Rules You Can’t Afford to Ignore
The single biggest reason the small business failure rate is so high today is this one simple fact: Most business owners don’t really know what’s going on with their most precious asset – their cash.
Despite the fact that cash is the lifeblood of the business, the fuel that keeps the engine running, most business owners don’t truly understand thier cash flow. As a result, more businesses are failing today than ever before.
Never Run Out of Cash shows you a powerful and simple set of principles that will transform the way you manage your business from this point forward.
It’s an easy-to-understand, here’s exactly how you do it approach to understanding and managing your cash flow.
Understanding Your Cash Flow – In Less Than 10 Minutes
This online course teaches you a simple, step-by-step approach to understanding and managing your cash flow. Here are the two unique promises I make to you in this course:
- I’ll show you how to understand your cash flow in less than 10 minutes
- I’ll show you how to explain what happened to your cash last month to your business partner or banker (or maybe even your spouse) in a 2-minute conversation.
I take off my CPA hat and I speak in the language every business owner can relate to. No jargon. No stuffy financial rambling. Just a simple, common sense approach that only takes 10 minutes a month.
The course includes:
- The video presentation of the course. This is a screencast that you can watch and listen to on your favorite device. I walk you through the step-by-step process and show you how to understand your cash flow in less than 10 minutes a month.
- The course workbook. This is a downloadable workbook to help you get a fast start with the course material. It has all the examples and everything you need to complete your first Cash Flow Focus Report.
- The Cash Flow Focus Report. You get the links to download the PDF or spreadsheet version of the Cash Flow Focus Report. 10 minutes a month with this unique and simple tool and you will wonder how you ever got by without it.
- The slides from the presentation. You can download a document with a copy of each slide from the presentation so you can go back to any specific example or portion of the recorded presentation.
I provide a no questions asked, 100% refund guarantee with the course. If you don’t love the course I’ll refund 100% of the purchase price.
Learn more about the course.
If you have already purchased the course (and/or the related coaching), get the full course here.