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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting a Home-Based Business, 3rd Edition by Barbara Weltman

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Chapter 10
Budgeting Blues Made Easy
In This Chapter
◆ Covering your start-up costs
◆ Covering those personal expenses
◆ Moonlighting for fun and profit
◆ Planning for those day-to-day costs once you get going
I know you don’t want to hear this, but running a business means paying your bills each month. To do this you need to know what you can expect when it comes to the expenses you’ll face. First, there are costs you’ll encounter in your start-up phase. That generally carries you for about the first three months. After that, you need to learn how much it’s going to cost you each month to stay in business.
 
In this chapter, you’ll see the types of costs you may have when you’re just getting started. Then you’ll learn to estimate your personal living ...

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