Monte Carlo Simulation Calculator for Startups

This free Excel Monte Carlo simulation calculator uses triangular distributions to randomly select values for sales volume and unit cost and using fixed values for selling price and operating expenses, calculates the average profit for a startup business based on one thousand iterations of its profit model.

Last modified January 29th, 2019 by Michael Brown
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Scalable Business Model for a Startup

A business model is scalable when it becomes increasingly profitable as the business grows. In order to do this the expenses and therefore the break even point of the business must remain stable or grow at a slower rate than revenue.

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Pre and Post-Money Valuation Calculator

This free Excel pre money post money valuation spreadsheet uses the amount of equity investment required by a startup and the equity percentage negotiated with an investor to calculate the post money valuation and the pre money valuation of the business.

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Business Growth and Expansion Strategies

Business growth and expansion can be either organic or external in nature. External growth requires the business to merge with or takeover other businesses either by vertical integration up and down the supply chain or horizontal integration across the supply chain.

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Business Life Cycle Stages of a Start-up

The business life cycle model uses 4 stages start-up, growth, maturity, and decline to define the different phases a business will experience in its lifetime. Each stage comes with its own characteristics and problems to solve, and the business must determine which stage has been reached in order to be able to plan and forecast effectively.

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Startup Exponential Growth Calculator

This free startup exponential growth calculator can be used by a business to help forecast its future revenue or in the absence of revenue, another parameter such as active users.
The calculator assumes a constant compound growth rate and is for use during the period of rapid growth a business experiences in its startup phase.

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Convertible Loan Notes

Start-up businesses use convertible promissory notes to raise seed capital finance as they avoid the difficult process need to value the business valuation. The loans are repaid by the issue of new shares to the noteholders.

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Crowdfunding and Financial Projections

Crowdfunding is a technique for a business to obtain finance in which small amounts of funding are raised from a large number of people (the crowd). Crowdfunding can be either rewards, debt or equity based depending on the requirements of the business.

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Importance of a Business Plan and Financial Projections

Developing a business plan and financial projections does not have to be a difficult task, the simple business plan tells a story. To help you appreciate the importance of a business plan and financial projections, we’ve set out below a number of reasons why they are necessary and the type of business situation they can be used for.

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Financial Projections for Startups

The preparation of financial projections for startups and established businesses need different approaches.

Established businesses have a history of past performance which can be analyzed and used together with any newly developed plans and targets to produce its financial projections. However, startups, by their very nature, have no such history, and different methods need to be adopted.

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