Industry sector: Retail and wholesale

Lingerie shop: General expenses

Every month you are likely to spend some money on different goods and services for your business. These might include:

  • computer supplies and general business sundries
  • contract cleaner
  • window cleaner (most retail premises have their windows cleaned regularly)
  • subscription to a trade journal
  • trade association membership fees
  • repairs and maintenance to your premises

Make an estimate of the amount you are likely to spend on general expenses every month.

Once your business is up and running do not forget to record what you spend on general expenses and keep receipts wherever possible.