program will help you understand the business and financial side of your dude ranch. By estimating information such as the
number of guests each year or the expense of operating the ranch, the program will provide you with complete financial projections
for each of the next five years, including Cash Flow, Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Statements.
the initial estimates have been entered, the program can be used to change any of the values previously entered. This way
errors can be corrected or the data refined. This feature gives you the powerful ability to do "What if?" trials
to see the effect of, say, adding a new guest cabin or hiring additional staff or raising rates.
is a lot of data to enter the first time you use Ranch Planner and some time will be needed. After that, though, you will
be able to correct errors or change data to do "What if?" analysis. After the first set of estimates are entered, you can then use the Financial Projections to view the
new or updated reports. Also, where there are tiny red triangles in a caption, hovering the cursor over the red triangle brings
up Notes on that subject.
Below is a sample spread sheet with most of the functionality
of the ranch planner program. To get started in the upper left hand corner click on "Rocky Mountain Ranch".
Using the tabs at the bottom of the page you can change Assumptions such as number of Guests, Rates, and Payroll. The areas
shaded in blue can be changed. The unshaded areas are calculated numbers. By playing with the numbers you can see how the
Ranch Planner program can benefit your ranch operation and allow you to do "What if" Scenarios. Please allow a couple
of minutes for the program to load.