The formal definition of a Budget is: 


A budget is an organization’s monetary plan


The informal definition of a  budget is: 


A budget is a plan for spending the money you hope and pray you will have


There are a lot of different software packages that will help an organization with the technical aspects of developing a budget.  However, there are no software products that will help an organization with understanding their business well enough to develop a budget or that will help an organization manage to their budget.


What Are The Components Of A Budget?


A budget is comprised of the key metrics that are the critical indicators of the success of a business. With few exceptions, at a minimum, a budget includes revenue (or money received) , expenses and headcount. They may also include indicators that are specific to a particular organization such as revenue per student at a university or cost per transaction in a service industry.


Why Budget?


A budget helps an organization measure their success or failure, it can also help an organization understand why they are succeeding or failing.  Generally an organization creates a budget, then develops a forecast based off actual results.  If revenue is coming in lower than the budget a forecast will have to include either lower expenses or a plan to make up the lost revenue later in the year if an organization is going to meet their budget.



What Are Your Next Steps?


Are you ready to get started on your Budget? An initial consultation is only $100.  Here is what you get. 


  • A 60 minute one-on-one phone consultation with Jackie Willey. Each consultation is personalized to fit the client’s needs.
  • After the phone consultation you will receive a document detailing the conversation including any decisions you have made, ideas that have been raised and any other pertinent information.
  • The $100 fee is applied to the cost of developing your Budget if you decide to use Jackie Willey.
  • Clients often find it most effective to send Jackie Willey an e-mail with their questions in advance of their discussion. Other clients don’t know where to start and need help developing a plan. Jackie is flexible and will work with you to get the most out of the conversation.


Still Not Sure ? Free Consulting Is Available


Jackie Willey is available for a free 30 minute consultation to discuss your Budget and help you develop the best strategy to meet your needs.