One of the most important skills of the entrepreneur is the ability to prepare budgets and accurate financial forecasts for their business. Your ability to set financial goals for sales, expenses, and profits is a true measure of your ability to succeed in business.
Brian Tracy, top business coach outlines the importance of creating a projected budget for your business whether it is online or ofline. Your budget and income projections need to be based on predicting annual trends, seasonal trends, expenses and production costs. He explains the importance of keeping a written record of your financial projections which are created in line with your market research, market analysis and experience. Whether you have an online or offline business, create a 12 - 24 month projection for your business. If you don't do this, you may find yourself vulnerable to impulsive purchases or large and unplanned for expenses.
Of course financial control methods is only one aspect of managing a business or a business project. Brian Tracy is a well respected world renowned business coach who has written several business books and audio CD's. He specialises in personal development. You can find several of his programs and development tools at his website.