When we were writing the finance chapters in The Boss of You, more than once we wished we could ship our book with a little USB drive full of sample Excel spreadsheets. Then we realized that of course, we could simply post said spreadsheets on our website for everyone to use — that’s right, even people who didn’t want to buy our book could benefit from our spreadsheet mania.
This is the first of what we hope will be several downloadable tools that you can use to help calculate the various dollars-and-cents (or Euros, or whatever) financial scenarios that accompany the life of an entrepreneur. We hereby present our handy-dandy annual budget spreadsheet.
This is a simple spreadsheet, and it’s meant as a starting point: something you can customize to your heart’s content, to suit your particular business. It’ll help you calculate your costs on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis. Please note: All numbers are sheer whimsy on our part — obviously your costs will vary, so by no means should you take these numbers as any kind of guide to what things ought to cost. We just wanted to give you something to start with.
We welcome your feedback, so if you have suggestions about how to make this a better tool, please leave a comment!
Oh, and you’re welcome to re-post this. Here’s the official copyright notice:
The Boss of You: Sample business budget by Lauren Bacon and Emira Mears is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 Canada License.
Yay, Creative Commons!