About This Course

Start-up Business Financials: Forecasting Made Easy!

The 'Start-up Business Financials: Forecasting Made Easy!' course is designed to help new business owners learn the fundamentals of forecasting, how to create and apply them. Whether you need to write your business plan or use the forecast as a guide to monitor your sales and expenses, this course is structured to help you get your forecasts done.

What will enrollees receive from taking this course?

  • Enrollee should be able to identify the components of forecasting
  • Enrollee should be able to prepare a forecast based on their business needs.
  • Enrollee should be able to complete their startup forecasts much faster.
  • Enrollee should be able to clearly articulate how they derived their numbers

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • How to use this course

    • Intro

    • Objectives

    • Topics

  • 2

    Introduction to Forecasting

    • Section 2 - Introduction to Forecasting

    • Introduction to Forecasting

    • Startup Financials

    • Understanding Forecasting

    • Test your learning

  • 3

    Financial Forecasting Simplified

    • Section 3 - Financial Forecasting Simplified

    • Forecasting Fundamentals

    • Forecasting Timeframes

    • Types of Forecasts

  • 4

    Developing a Forecasting Model

    • Section 4 - Developing a Forecasting Model

    • Creating and Expense Session 7

    • Sales Forecast Simplified

    • COGs Budgeting

    • Fundamentals of Cash Flow Projections

    • Year-to-Year Projections

    • Sales Forecast Template

  • 5

    How to Use the Forecasting Process

    • Section 5 - How to Use the Forecasting Process

    • Using Your Forecasts

    • Updating Your Forecasts

    • Getting Help

    • Before you go...

    • Discovery Session Offer


Senior Instructor

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson

Author | Speaker | Business & Financing Strategist | Motivator & Mompreneur
Karlene Sinclair-Robinson is the Bestselling Author of Spank The Bank: The Guide to Alternative Business Financing. She has been dubbed "The Queen of Business Financing" and "Business-Knowledge Superstar" with over 19 years of business experience.

She is the founder and Managing Member of KSR Solutions, LLC, a business coaching and consulting firm with a focus on developmental strategies for growth and access to capital solutions. She founded KSR on the premise that more was needed to help lower and eventually eliminate the business failure rate. Karlene has been an in-the-classroom entrepreneurial instructor for over 11 years.

She is also an Adjunct Professor at a local college, an instructor at a local school system adult continuing education program and local non-profit organization supporting small businesses.

With the need for more access to training and her willingness to share, Karlene embarked on including ecourses as part of her solution to supporting her clients and students in 2017 and has now grown her online student count to over 11,000 students globally. She has also personally instructed over 3,700 entrepreneurial students in the Washington DC, Metro area and suburbs.

Karlene is considered a foremost expert in Entrepreneurship, Business Financing, Small Business, New Business Development, Business Planning, and Leadership. She has been a social media influencer in the areas of financing, small business, and entrepreneurship.

Karlene has also been a speaker to sources such as: SCORE, NBCFAE, SBA, FCEDA, and more.