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What are the costs associated with starting a business?

What are the costs associated with starting a business?

For many people in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and the rest of the country, it is a dream to own a successful business. Many of those people, though, are unsure about the various costs that are associated with starting a business from scratch. Some may be able to identify the more common costs such as renting an office space and hiring workers, there are many other costs that one may not be aware of at the time of venturing out. This blog post will try to throw some light on the various expenses that an entrepreneur may have to incur for setting up a new business.

Identifying the startup requirements

Most businesses usually fall under three categories: brick-and-mortar businesses, online businesses and service providers. Depending on the type of new business, an entrepreneur needs to prepare a list of all the expenses that may be incurred in the near future. This would include, but are not limited to:

  • office space, utilities, equipment and supplies;
  • insurance, licenses and permits;
  • employee salaries and inventories;
  • market research, marketing, and advertising.

If there are requirements that are unique to a particular business, a business owner needs to add those to the list.

Estimating the total cost of startup

The next step in the process is to find out how much all the necessary items will actually cost. Then, the total cost should be broken down into one-time, monthly and annual costs. Once this entire exercise is completed, the entrepreneur should have a fair idea about how much capital would be needed to start the business. With the figure now more or less determines, the entrepreneur can now start looking for investors to secure the necessary funding.

All of this may be challenging for some people who are venturing out into the world of owning a business for the first time. After all, it is a lot of work . Those people may wish to retain an experienced business law attorney who can guide them through the various stages of setting up a new business.