Whether you run a sandwich shop or a four-generation law practice, there’s at least one common experience every business owner encounters: expenses.
Business expenses are the daily costs of operating your company, from conventional utilities such as electricity and water to employee wages to federal and local taxes. They are a part of your income statement and deducted from revenue to determine your net income.
In this article, luminablog.co.uk reviews some of the most common expenses and how to stay on top of your costs so you can run your organization.
Essential to the startup effort is creating a business plan—a detailed map of the new business. A business plan forces consideration of the different startup costs. Underestimating expenses falsely increases expected net profit, a situation that does not bode well for any small business owner.
Starting up any kind of business requires an infusion of capital. There are two ways to acquire capital for a business: equity financing and debt financing. Usually, equity financing entails the issuance of stock, but this does not apply to most small businesses, which are proprietorships.
For small business owners, the most likely source of financing is debt in the form of a small business loan. Business owners can often get loans from banks, savings institutions, and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). If you’re getting a loan in the UK, you can go through this list of UK loan companies to find what suits your business.
Like any other loan, business loans are accompanied by interest payments. These payments must be planned for when starting a business, as the cost of default is very high.
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