Chapter 4

This chapter is about …

The techniques used in the book for budgeting and forecasting. There are a multitude of ways and means of doing most things, and I’ll describe the essential practices and conventions. We’ll build the basic elements of the illustration framework, step by step, so that we can then construct the budget and cash flow forecasts that will be used in Part 3. Finally, I’ll show you a number of non-essential but useful techniques.

So many ways and means

When using a spreadsheet, as with any flexible system, there are many different ways of achieving an objective. It would be wrong to imply that the conventions and practices ...

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