Financial Planning and Business Resources for Mississippi Business Owners
The following Business Resources are produced by Renaissance Community Loan Fund and are free to registered users of the website. Register as a user by clicking on any of the materials below and submitting your information.
Download Financial Templates, Forms, and Worksheets
Business Plan Outline
Writing a thorough business plan is a difficult, but necessary step when starting a new business. Use our outline to answer some essential questions about what your business is and how it will operate.
When building or analyzing your business, it is important to note the strengths and weaknesses of your competition in order to further better your own. Use this Competitive Advantage template in order to capitalize on your differences.
Calculate the total assets, liabilities, and net worth of your business using our Balance Sheet template.
Cash Flow Statement
Keep track of your monthly business expenses like salaries, supplies, insurance, taxes, utilities, and more.
Asset (FF&E) Statement
This spreadsheet tracks all of the furniture, fixtures, and equipment that you use in your everyday business operations. These tangible assets are categorized separately from other assets.
Profit & Loss
Use the Profit & Loss Statement template to calculate how your business income is being affected by your net profits.
Personal Financial Statement
The Personal Financial Statement form is a Renaissance Community Loan Fund form that must be submitted with business loan applications.
Personal Budget Planner
Use the Personal Budget Planner worksheet to plan your monthly and annual expenses.
The Power of Knowledge Webinar Series Archive
*Video coming soon!
Instructional Video Tutorials
Starting a Business Series
Businesses Owned by Multiple Individuals
Businesses Owned by One Individual
Creating an Account with the MS Secretary of State’s Office
How to Form an LLC
How to Acquire Your Employer Identification Number (EIN)
Mississippi Business One Stop Shop (BOSS)
Lessons Learned Series
Hear from Starkville, MS entrepreneur and Renaissance commercial client, Julie Sims as she discusses the lessons she learned from running and eventually having to close her business- Big Buns & More.
Introduction: Julie Sims, Former Owner of Big Buns & More
Be Aware of Finances & Budgets
Have and Know your Competitive Advantage
The Importance of Marketing & Networking
Professional Advice on Running a Business
Personal Budget and Credit Analysis
How to Budget: Itemize
How to Budget: Yearly Budgets
Personal Credit Analysis: Part I
Personal Credit Analysis: Part II
Personal Budget FAQs
What is Quickbooks?
Navigating Quickbooks: Part One
Navigating Quickbooks: Part Two
Quickbooks Online: Setting Up Your Company
Quickbooks Online: Adding Users and Products
Quickbooks Online: Managing Company Account Settings Part One
Quickbooks Online Customer Center
Quickbooks Online: Tracking Transactions
Quickbooks Online: Projects
Quickbooks Online: Vendor Center
Quickbooks Online: Reports
Start Your Business with Renaissance Community Loan Fund
We provide financial counseling as well as loans for small businesses in Mississippi. Learn more about financing with Renaissance today!
Business Loan Calculator
Your Estimated Monthly Payment