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Whether you are just starting a new business, or if you are a long-time business owner, you know the importance of keep track of your expenses. Managing your business expenses means determining just how much money is needed on a monthly basis. Knowing these expenses will provide the foundation for creating an effective budget that will keep your finances fiscally balanced.
Let’s take a quick look at some of the major business expenses the majority of companies will incur.
Advertising and marketing expenses can be a big expense for most businesses. These costs can include everything from business card printing to web design and other advertising venues. You will need to make sure you have enough in your monthly expenses set aside to effectively advertise and market your business. You may need to develop a separate marketing plan to address these needs.
One of the most expensive, yet important, costs of doing business is communication technology. This includes everything from internet access to telephone costs — including cell phones and pagers. Many telecommunication companies will offer deep discounts to get your business, due to a very competitive telecommunications arena. Make sure you investigate all your options for the best prices.
Where your business is located is an easily identified monthly budget cost. In addition to rent or lease costs, your utility costs will usually stay steady each month. In addition to rent and utilities, you may have to add in other costs for insurance, especially if your businesses uses or has expensive equipment or inventory on-site.