Planning and controlling is essential for any business to become success whether it is a small or big business. Budget is the foundation for all business success. So there is always an importance of budget for your business. Planning and control of the organizations financial resources can be done with the help of budget.
Budget is planning
Business planning is the formulation of strategies and determining the priorities of the business. Controlling means how this plan or strategies are achieved through different process or management. Simply saying in other words, it is the implementation of the strategy.
If your business is not having a plan the success will mostly depends on the luck factor. It is not having any particular direction to move and you don’t know where to go. Properly made budget give you proper direction to move.
If there is a plan and not having control means no use of planning. This is like you know where to go but you are not going in that direction. Thus both planning and control are important for the success of a business.
Big business vs small business
Big businesses always have budget. They have different budgets for different uses. Specialized persons will be there to make strategies and plan. Someone specialists from outside may do this job for them. There may be another team for the controlling also.
Some companies big or small uses accounting software’s to do the budgeting. It will also help them to analyze and control the strategy and plan. Many companies use some form of accounting or software for identifying, measuring, analyzing and reporting their financial information.
Unlike the big businesses many small businesses operate without a budget. Even though sometimes they have one but don’t think it is important to follow.
Reasons for not making a budget
Small businesses mostly not give much importance for making budget. This is because of many reasons. Here we are giving some reasons.
- Some small business owner’s don’t know how to make a budget. So they think not to make one.
- There is a believe that only large corporations need budget. They also think that small organizations can manage everything when it is actually occurring.
- Some think that it is just time-wasting. This is because the business is running smoothly even without budget.
- Small business owner’s even think they are not making a budget because they can’t follow it. It is just an excuse.
Importance of budget
Budget is important for a business whether it is small or big. It gives your business proper direction and helps your business in many ways. It says about the future of your organization. So if you want your business to grow, prepare a budget.
A budget is good only up to the level it is followed. So prepare a budget for your business and try to follow it. You can also analyse your budget in between and make necessary required changes to it.
You can also read another article “9 ways a budget can help your business“.