Industry sector:

Classic car restorer: Postage, stationery, advertising


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 car restoration 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, or on an occasional basis in a classic car magazine or owners club newsletter. You could have leaflets printed, which you distribute or send out as part of a mail shot - for example telling local motor clubs about the services you can provide and your prices. Setting up a business website is an excellent way to promote your business

Once you have decided on your advertising strategy enter your estimate of the cost in the months in which you will spend the money.

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