Best FREE software/worksheet to prepare financial analysis for a business plan


I'm writing down a business plan and I'm looking for a FREE software or worksheet which helps and guides you in preparing the financial documents for the first, say, 5 years of operations (income statement, cash flow statement, balance sheet).
Did you have any good experience in a similar situation? If so, please share!
Thank you very much for any kind of help

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asked May 5 '11 at 20:54
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Google Docs and do a doc search

answered May 6 '11 at 03:43
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  • Google has a spreadsheet program... that is all you need. – Ricardo 13 years ago
  • Yeah I meant above you can search for prefilled templates. There are a lot of good ones. – Nick 13 years ago


Check government and other web sites that are dedicated to helping business kick-off and innovation.
In Portugal I've used one spreadsheet from IAPMEI (governmental organization for business innovation) that was very complete, full coverage up to 5 business years.

Check similar sources in your country. Since most probably there will be some particularities, such as taxes and laws, localized tools/spreadsheets may help on some details.

answered May 6 '11 at 01:46
Fernando Martins
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In France, the APCE agency provides similar tools and advice (

answered May 6 '11 at 03:24
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