Cash is more than the balance in the bank. It ebbs and flows with the operations of your business. Understanding how and when the business operations generate or require cash is the basis for developing a cash forecast (a future look at cash). Cash forecasts will predict those ebbs and flows to help make business decisions and to help understand your expected future cash balance. Once you understand how and when cash is generated or required, update a cash forecasting tool to produce easy-to-read reports to help make business decisions.