New Business Budgeting - CapitalQ

New Business Budgeting

Most know the importance of a budget before venturing into a new business enterprise.

But the problem is if you don’t have real experience running a business, or even if you feel you do, if you don’t have hands-on experience with the financial side of things in a business like the one you are about to enter, it is very easy to miss things.

A budget is a decision tool. It helps you decide –

  • How much capital you need to get started
  • How much working capital you will need to fund the business on an ongoing basis
  • How much you can afford to pay your staff
  • What your product or service pricing needs to be
  • Your break-even point
  • How long you can stay afloat if things aren’t working as well as you hope

So it is vital you cover every possible expense and outgoing and don’t miss a thing.

Because if you don’t get it right, then your decisions will be flawed before you even start.

Of course, we all know a budget is our best prediction of the future, so it rarely if ever will be 100% accurate. But you must do the best you can, and keep it conservative with room to move.

The most common expenses we see new business owners miss include –

  • Variable Outgoings on your Business Premises
  • Managing Agent Fees on your Business Premises Lease
  • Full Award Wage Entitlements
  • Payroll Tax
  • Fringe Benefits Tax
  • Workers Compensation Insurance
  • Income Tax (especially in the second year of operation)

But the biggest one consistently missed is …

  • Sufficient Advertising and Marketing to actually get customers or clients to your door!

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CapitalQ helped me get off the 9 to 5 treadmill and effectively retire from real work in my late twenties.

I am a property person through and through. I believe there is no better way to build genuine wealth than via property. I have undertaken residential property investing and residential property developments (large and small) and as a result effectively retired from real work in my late 20s. Throughout that time Duncan and the Team at CapitalQ have been my partners (both as advisers and at times literally by taking interests in my projects). I would recommend to anyone thinking about venturing into property investing to ensure CapitalQ are part of the process and watching your back. You need sound personal budgeting, investment analysis, project costing, appropriate structuring, short term and long-term tax planning and ongoing tax advice (and not just covering Income Tax but also GST, Land Tax, Stamp Duty, the list goes on). CapitalQ know all aspects of the property game, and have the hands-on experience as well. Many think property investing is easy, but I can assure you, without the right partner providing the right advice, you will come undone.

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Property Investor and now owner of Xceed Real Estate

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