Business Start up Worksheet

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					Startup Costs Worksheet
The following two work sheets will help you to compute your initial cash requirements for your business. They list the things you need to consider when determining your startup costs and include both the one-time initial costs needed to open your doors and the ongoing costs you'll face each month for the first 90 days.

Startup Capital Requirements - One-time Startup Expenses
Startup Expenses
Advertising Starting inventory Building construction Cash Decorating Deposits Fixtures and equipment Insurance Lease payments Licenses and permits Miscellaneous Professional fees Remodeling Rent Services Signs Supplies Unanticipated expenses Other Other Other


Promotion for opening the business Amount of inventory required to open Amount per contractor bid and other Amount needed for the cash register Estimate based on bid if appropriate Check with utility companies Use actual bids Bid from insurance agent Fee to be paid before opening Check with city or state offices All other Include CPA, attorney, etc. Use contractor bids Fee to be paid before opening Cleaning, accounting, etc. Use contractor bids Office, cleaning, etc. supplies Include an amount for the unexpected

Total Startup Costs

Amount of costs before opening

Startup Capital Requirements - Repeating Monthly Expenses
Advertising Bank service fees Credit card charges Delivery fees Dues and subscriptions Health insurance Insurance Interest Inventory Lease payments Loan payments Office expenses Payroll other than owner Payroll taxes Professional fees Rent Repairs and maintenance Sales tax Supplies Telephone Utilities Your salary Other If applicable for first three months Exclude amount on preceding page See **, below Exclude amount on preceding page Principal and interest payments Exclude amount on preceding page Exclude amount on preceding page



Total Repeating Costs Total Startup Costs Total Cash Needed
*Include the first three months’ cash needs unless otherwise noted. **Include amount required for inventory expansion. If inventory is to be replaced from cash sales, do not include here. Assume sales will generate enough cash for replacements.

Amount from preceding page

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