Self-Employment Steps for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors: Helping a Consumer Start a Business


Chapter 6:

Need For and Sources Of Cash

This statement lays out how much cash the business will need to open its doors and to operate until it is profitable. Like all other financial statements this is a mix of known and anticipated costs. Most of this information will come from other parts of the business plan. It should include the following information.

Figure 9: Need For and Sources of Cash

Cash Needed

  • Pre-Opening Inventory
  • Pre-Opening Capital Equipment
  • Supplies
  • Property
  • Renovations
  • Pre-Opening Marketing
  • Building/Other Deposits
  • Other Pre-Opening Expenses
  • Working Capital
  • Contingency Funds
  • Post-Opening Capital Equipment
  • Post-Opening Inventory
  • Post-Opening Marketing
  • Other Post-Opening Expenses

    Total Cash Needed


Sources of Cash

  • Savings
  • Loans
  • Other

    Total Cash Available


    July 1998, 1st Revision June 1999, 2nd Revision February 2001