Entrepreneurship and Business Plans

Welcome Impact Entrepreneurship!

Adam Levene’s Wired article puts it brilliantly: while pitching, presenting or just thinking on their idea, many entrepreneurs include a “for a better world” stance. But many products and services that eventually arise do not have a major influence on a social well-being scale. For that reason, those good intents cannot be taken as the […]

Funding in social entrepreneurship projects

Funding opportunities for social innovators are endless. So if you have a good social project idea or a ongoing initiative already, you should know where to look for. These are some financing forms that a social entrepreneurship project can obtain or compete to obtain: Government Grants A government grant is a financial reward given by […]

Can a social entrepreneurship project implement itself as a company?

To answer the question, yes it can! As a social entrepreneur eager to change the world and jumping to the next big screen you have multiple options to implement your project. Even if your project has a social nature, it does not mean that you cannot profit from it: you can conciliate both goals and […]

“Not for profit” does not mean “no profit”

We have heard it before and we will hear it again (somewhere, sometime in the future). Many people mistake the term “not for profit” with an organization that does not sell anything at all or that does not have profit. That is untrue, so let’s clear it out. Companies have profits and those profits can […]

Social Entrepreneurship?

We welcome a series of posts about social entrepreneurship. Two weeks ago (from the date of publishing this post) we took CASFLO for a workshop at Instituto Superior Técnico in Portugal for a class where students had to take on a social entrepreneurship project. Whilst debating with the class it came to us that this […]

Business Model Canvas

If you need a Business Model Canvas template for your feasibility analysis and business plan, feel free to use CASFLO APP’s template in PowerPoint .pptx format. You just have to fill in the form. There are two templates available: In English. In Portuguese.

Why is it important to have a feasibility analysis?

We know that entrepreneurs usually do not like to look at numbers. They don’t like the fact that they have to deal with such dull things as estimating revenues, figuring costs, what is going to have to be invested, where is money coming from. Their product or service is going to be just awesome and […]

Entrepreneurship and startups

Before entering the post’s subject, we would like to share what is our intent with this blog. As the first post, it marks the launching of our new app. The blog is not meant to convey a strict education perspective as the Learning Center, but more of a combination between what is our opinion, built […]


Trying to estimate all and every expense you might have? Here is a little help!

We often do feasibility analysis workshops for business plans using CASFLO. And there is a quite common factor amongst the attendees to these workshops: most participants believe their project do not have many overhead expenditures (or operating costs if you prefer this term). After making a few questions about what their project might need or […]

Things to account for whilst forecasting a not for profit organization

To carry out its purposes, any organization needs to have financial means (to invest, to pay to its workers or to pay suppliers). It needs money just as a regular business. Those financial resources come from the revenues it generates (if you believe a not for profit does not have revenues, please check the previous […]

Types of income statement

The income statement is one of the main financial maps that every entrepreneur should know how to analyze (truth be told: any person that somehow deals with management, accounting, finance or any related field must know how to interpret an income statement). The income statement summarizes the revenues and the costs that a company incurs […]

The difference between investment and costs

For many of us out there who have had the opportunity to learn or to work on accounting, this is something that is quite obvious. Yet, over the past years we have noticed that many entrepreneurs who have not had any experience with management or accounting tend to confuse these two concepts when doing their […]


CASFLO APP on Web Summit

Between the 4th and 7th of November, Lisbon was once again the location of on of the largest technology and innovation conferences. The Web Summit was attended by about 70,469 participants, 2,150 startups and 239 partners. CASFLO APP was also there as an alpha startup and we were very happy with the attention that it […]

Feasibility report for CASFLO projects

If you were looking for a template for you CASFLO APP project, we have just released on for you in PowerPoint .pptx format. Just export your project into Excel and replace the tables in the slides to your liking. You can download it through the Learning Center page, but here is the link for your […]

Solving the warnings (6/6): Debt Service Coverage

In this post we are going to cover the last warning of the Dashboard: the debt service coverage. Check the previous posts to discover more about the Financing, Net Income, Equity, Equity ratio and NPV warnings. The debt service coverage is triggered whenever your operational cash flows are not enough to pay the debt service. […]

Solving the warnings (5/6): NPV

There are only two warnings left to have a clear guideline on how to solve them. The previous posts were about the Financing, Net Income, Equity and Equity ratio warnings. Let’s get a look deep into the NPV warning. NPV is short for Net Present Value. You may find more about it at the Financial […]

Solving the warnings (4/6): the equity ratio

The previous posts covered Financing, Net Income and Equity warnings. Let’s have a look at the equity ratio warning. First, if you are unfamiliar with the equity ratio, you can learn more on it on the Accounting and Reporting Manual. For as long as equity is positive, the equity ratio can take any value between […]

Solving the warnings (3/6): the equity

At this point we had a simple explanation on how to solve the financing and net income warnings. Today we are going to give some insights about the Equity warning. The equity warning works in a similar manner to that of the net income. The warning is triggered if in (at least one) of the […]

Solving the warnings (2/6): the net income

Continuing the previous post about solving warnings, this post is about the Net Income warning. Net income is the second warning in the Dashboard. It tells the user that in at least one of the years forecasted, the net result is negative. While that is perfectly reasonable, especially when it comes to entrepreneurship projects, it […]

Solving the warnings (1/6): the financing warning

There are 6 warnings at the CASFLOAPP’s dashboard which we have set to help out our users. They are meant to warn you that something might be wrong with your simulation and that you should investigate and understand what is causing the triggering. It does not mean (except for one warning – the financing one) […]