Week 6

Startup Needs, Ongoing Needs, Costs & Break-Even Point

CO.STARTERS Resources/Forms

Cost Worksheet
Break-Even Worksheet
Break-Even Spreadsheet (xls)

One-Time (Startup) Costs

Estimating Startup Costs
The Small Business Association (SBA) gives advice on how to figure out one-time startup costs.

Estimating Startup Costs for a New Business
This blog provides another perspective on figuring out your initial costs.

Fixed versus Variable Costs

Fixed Cost vs. Variable Cost
Even though this blog deals specifically with costs associated with HR practices, it provides a helpful description of the difference between fixed and variable costs.

Not All Fixed Costs are Truly Fixed
Fixed costs are those things you have to pay month to month, no matter what. Even though they have to be paid, this New York Times’ blog post gives some tips on lowering fixed costs.