Enter in your cash flow forecast the amounts you will spend on:
- postage. You are likely to spend a certain amount on a regular basis, but every now and then you might decide to do a mail shot advertising your turf supply business. This will increase the amount you spend on postage in that month
- business stationery such as letterheads, invoices and so on. Your local printer will be able to give you an estimate of how much a package of essential business stationery costs. You will probably pay for this in month one or two and then reorder as necessary later in the year
- miscellaneous stationery items
- advertising. You might decide to advertise your business on a regular basis, for example in the local newspaper or business directory. You could have leaflets printed, which you distribute or send out as part of a mail shot - for example telling potential customers such as private and social housing developers, sports stadiums, architects and so on about the turf you produce, the services you can provide and your prices. A website is a good way of promoting your turfgrass business - you could even include an online ordering facility. Consider including your details in as many online trade directories as possible
Once you have decided on your advertising strategy enter your estimate of the cost in the months in which you will spend the money.