Determine The Cost
essential to determine the costs of starting your venture and know how
much capital is required before you begin.
Your financial planing will serve you better and prove your
professionalism when you go out in search for financing. It is good
idea to prepare BEST, WORST, and MOST LIKELY case scenarios.
The funds you'll require fall into two main categories:
INITIAL COSTS - land, building,
fixtures, supplies, equipment, cars, trucks, licenses and permits,
decorating and remodeling, starting inventory, utility installation
fees, promotion for opening and unexpected expenses.
OPERATING COSTS - day-to-day costs
such as rent, supplies, salaries, taxes, rising inventories, insurance,
advertising, distribution, repayment of loan and interest car expense
or travel, other financial expenses (sales discounts, bad debts),
professional services (lawyers, business consultants, accountants etc)
and many other business costs depends on type of business.
| CASH FLOW FORECAST
is very important to calculate your cash flow. Take time to anticipate
when cash will be short, because sales and revenues of business are
rarely constant. Some businesses are seasonal, others extend credit to
customers etc. Cash flow planning help you to have enough cash to cover
all your business needs.
| BREAK-EVEN CALCULATIONS
to calculate the amount of sales needed for your enterprise to find
break-even. Break-even point is the point where your total revenues are
equal to your total costs. When you hit break-even point your business
will start to earn a profit. Break even (BE) depends on many factors:
Total fixed costs / (price - less cost of sale - less variable costs) =
Fixed costs (FC)
Cost of sale (CS)
Variable costs (VC)
Break even (BE)
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