Start up Costs Calculator Template

The start up costs calculator is used to estimate the business start up costs and funding required to get your business off the ground.

In addition, the start up costs calculator will produce an opening balance sheet based on the information entered for use in the Financial Projections Template.

Start up costs are the costs which you incur before your business starts.

They can be separated into expenses, such as legal costs which are charged to the profit and loss account and form part of the opening reserves of the business, and assets, such as furniture, which are capitalized and form part of the opening balance sheet of the business.

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The total start-up cost, expense and assets, must be matched by start up funding, in the form of supplier credit (accounts payable), other liabilities, debt such as bank loans, and capital from investors and from the owner of the business.

The small business start up costs Excel sheet, available for download below, helps a business calculate the start up costs and funding by entering values for expenses, assets, liabilities and equity. Providing the start-up costs and funding match, then the template will produce an opening balance sheet.

Start up Costs for a new Business Calculator Download

The start-up costs calculator is available for download in Excel format by following the link below.

Notes and major health warnings
Users use this business startup costs calculator at their own risk. We make no warranty or representation as to its accuracy and we are covered by the terms of our legal disclaimer, which you are deemed to have read. This is an example of an startup cost template that you might use as part of a business plan. It is purely illustrative. This is not intended to reflect general standards or targets for any particular company or sector. If you do spot a mistake in the ecommerce startup costs calculator, please let us know and we will try to fix it.
Last modified September 20th, 2019 by Michael Brown

About the Author

Chartered accountant Michael Brown is the founder and CEO of Plan Projections. He has worked as an accountant and consultant for more than 25 years and has built financial models for all types of industries. He has been the CFO or controller of both small and medium sized companies and has run small businesses of his own. He has been a manager and an auditor with Deloitte, a big 4 accountancy firm, and holds a degree from Loughborough University.

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