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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 […]

Forecasting

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 […]

About CASFLO APP

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 you 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) […]