Resources for researching and understanding fixed and variable costs for your business

This is the resource guide – a list of links and resources – to accompany our articles on understanding your costs when starting your business. You can find the overview here, and the workguide here. Please read both – the overview will help you understand the issues and give you a grounding before you dive into the workguide to build the costs section of your budget.

Resources

http://www.microsoft.com/business/en-us/resources/startups/startup-financing/5-tips-for-estimating-your-startup-costs.aspx?fbid=rfAouBicxiy

http://sme-blog.com/how-to/lower-overheads/small-business-failure-reason-fixed-cost

http://www.vertex42.com/ExcelTemplates/business-startup-costs.html

https://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/advisor/Five-Common-Startup-Money-entrepreneur-2016592700.html

http://www.smallbusinesspro.co.uk/start-business/startup-costs.html

http://www.brighthub.com/office/entrepreneurs/articles/56570.aspx

http://yourbusiness.azcentral.com/make-list-fixed-expenses-business-6468.html

http://frugalentrepreneur.com/2011/07/frugal-small-business-start-up-tips-step-2-how-to-calculate-your-start-up-costs/

http://www.thebusinessindex.com/guides/startup-costs.aspx

http://www.is4profit.com/business-advice/sales-marketing/product-pricing/covering-fixed-and-variable-costs.html

http://www.businessknowhow.com/startup/findsuppliers.htm

https://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/advisor/suppliers-business-193000083.html

http://www.inc.com/young-entrepreneur-council/tips-for-negotiating-with-a-supplier.html

https://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/advisor/play-numbers-game-win-210000245.html

https://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/advisor/business-cost-reduction-save-small-000000513.html

 

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/205868

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/218131

http://www.sba.gov/community/blogs/4-tips-researching-and-finding-wholesale-suppliers

http://www.papefinancial.com/info/startupcosts.htm

http://www.accountingtools.com/questions-and-answers/how-to-calculate-cost-per-unit.html

http://onlinebusiness.about.com/od/findinggoodstosell/a/buy-wholesale.htm

http://www.wbsonline.com/resources/fixed-and-variable-costs/

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