Ready to launch or start your business? Don’t underestimate how much money you will need for your endeavor. Start up costs can be pricey. Depending on the nature of your company, here is what you may need:
You will need equipment in most cases to start up. The amount this will cost is contingent on the type of business that you operate, as well as the size of your company.
It will cost money to set up and incorporate your company and brand. This is more than a business issue- it has legal and tax purposes, too.
Do you need office space? This is another cost of starting your business. Many factors come into play when it comes to pinpointing how much renting space will cost.
Are you a retailer? If so, you will need an inventory to sell to your customers.
There are marketing costs associated with any business, from signage to business cards. Make sure that you are taking advantage of social media marketing tools, too- many which cost nothing but your time.
If your business benefits from an online presence- as most do- you will need to pay for a website and domain name. This may involve hiring a tech administrator, depending on the size of your company.
Once you are in your space, you will need basic supplies, like furniture and cleaning agents, to set it up. The list of supplies goes on and on.
Another start up cost is the monthly utility bills for things like water and electricity that you will need to cover to stay in business.
It is estimated that payroll can comprise up to half of a small business’ operating budget. Unless you are a sole proprietor or hiring contractors and freelancers with 1099s, take this into account.
There comes a time when you may need to hire a professional to give advice or guide you on a business-related matter. From taxes to marketing, a consultation may help your business prosper and grow.
Do not even open your doors without adequate insurance. There are numerous kinds that you will need to pursue and pay for- consider it a cost of doing business.
Taxes are another consideration when working out your start up costs and preliminary budget. Usually, taxes are contingent on revenues.
Will there be travel involved in your company? Keep these costs low, but do consider them when assessing what it costs to start your business. Maintain organized documentation for tax time.
If you plan to ship or mail anything to buyers or customers, consider the costs. Don’t forget to add the packaging materials and handling time into your start up costs, too.
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