Now that you have given further thought to exactly how your garden centre will operate, you might like to revisit your estimates of capital costs to make sure that you have identified all of the items you will need and any other capital costs you will incur.
Don't forget to include any expenditure on your garden centre such as sign writing, or having your logo and livery put on your vehicles. You should give a lot of thought to the security measures you will put in place. You might like to consider installing an EPOS system to keep close control of your stock. Don't overlook the cost of a garden centre irrigation system and controller.
If you are paying cash for all the items you are buying for your business, enter the amounts - including VAT - in the months when you expect to pay for them.
If you decide to buy some items on hire purchase, or with a loan, enter the deposit and the monthly payments in the months in which you will pay them. These payments will be made up of both capital and interest. Enter the capital here and the interest under 'Bank/finance charges and interest' in your cash flow. The agreement will identify the amount of interest payable annually - if you deduct this from the total amount you have to pay each year the balance is the capital.