Business Cash Flow Calculator

Business Cash Flow Calculator

Business Cash Flow Calculator

Having adequate cash flow is essential to keep your business running. If you run out of available cash, you run the risk of not being able to meet your current obligations such as your payroll, accounts payable and loan payments. Use this calculator to help you determine the cash flow generated by your business.


Please refer to the "Definitions" directly below the calculator area to help you understand each section of the calculator.



Business Cash Flow Calculator Definitions

  • Cash At Beginning Of Period
    Total cash available at the beginning of the period.
  • Cash at End of Period
    Total cash calculated for the end of the period. If this amount is lower than your beginning balance, your business has a negative cash flow. If this amount is negative, you may need to increase your cash flow to maintain your current operations.
  • Received From Customers
    Cash received from your customers for the period. Make sure this amount is based on your actual receipts, not your booked sales. An increase in your accounts receivable may increase your profit on paper, but it does not change your cash flow.
  • Other Cash Receipts
    Any other cash received during this period. Again, make sure this amount is based on the amount actually received.
  • For Inventory
    Total cash paid for the period to purchase inventory. Like your cash received, your cash paid during a period should be your actual cash payments.
  • For Insurance
    Total cash paid for insurance, advertising, rent payments and lease payments.
  • For Payroll
    Total cash paid for your payroll and employment taxes.
  • Other Payments
    Any other cash paid during this period for your operations. This may include one-time expenses or incidentals such as postage, couriers, or office supplies.
  • Interest Paid
    Total interest expenses you paid during this period.
  • Sale of Property
    Include any cash received during this period from the sale of assets, including real estate, tangible assets and intellectual property.
  • Sale
    Cash received from the sale of any investments held. This includes the sale of investments in other companies, the sale of stock and the sale of bonds. It does not include issuing new stock or bonds for your company. This source of income is included in the financing section of your cash flow statement.
  • Other Activity
    Any other cash received from your investment activities.
  • Capital Expenditures
    Cash used to purchase capital equipment or land for use in your business.
  • Purchases
    Cash used to purchase new or increase the holdings of your investments. Like the sale of investments, only include the purchase of external investments. Stock buy back, and debt retirement are included in the finance section of your cash flow statement.
  • Other Use
    Cash used for any other investment activity.
  • Net Borrowing
    Net new borrowing for the period. Include new borrowing as well as the net increase in any line of credit borrowing.
  • Stock Issuing
    Net cash received from issuing stock. Make sure this is the net amount, after any fees have been taken into account.
  • Capital Contributions
    Any cash received from the owner(s) for the period.
  • Loan Repayments
    Total loan principal repayments for the period. Do not include interest. Interest is included in the operating expenses of the cash flow statement.
  • Dividends Paid
    Any cash dividends paid for the period.
  • Other Distributions
    Any other financial distributions made during this period.