Section B4: List of Start-up Costs

Introduction

This section of your business plan summarizes all your costs in setting up your new venture.

Items to List

List any costs related to your start-up.

Examples include:

  • Materials/inventory
  • Equipment (e.g. cash register)
  • Furniture/fixtures
  • Vehicle(s)
  • Renovations
  • Deposits (Rent, Utilities)
  • Working Capital

Start-up Costs

An example of a list of start-up costs for Fay’s Variety is shown in Figure 2.

Figure 2: Example of a List of Start-up Costs

START-UP COSTS FOR FAY’S VARIETY
ITEMS REQUIRED COST
Materials/Inventory:
Opening Stock $4,000.00
Fixed Assets:
Cash Register 1,000.00
Shelving 4,000.00
Deposits:
Utilities 400.00
Rent 600.00
 
Total Projected Start-up Costs $8,000.00

Click on Worksheet 6.9 to prepare your list of start-up costs.

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