Industry sector: Retail and wholesale

Office goods supplier: General expenses


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

  • subscription to a trade journal or business publication
  • trade association membership
  • cleaning and window cleaning
  • restroom sundries
  • staff refreshments
  • repairs and maintenance to premises and equipment

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.