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Hidden Costs That Can Challenge Startups’ Finances

  • Entrepreneurs are prepared for plenty of anticipated costs when launching a business
  • Other expenses are less expected, such as different insurance types and loan interest
  • Being prepared for a variety of ancillary costs can you preserve your bottom line

Any entrepreneur should have an idea of the expenses they’ll encounter when setting up a company, ranging from leasing an office space to marketing the company. Yet even with careful planning, certain costs can come as a surprise.

The Startup Magazine, an online business publication, recently shared six hidden expenses that entrepreneurs often encounter. Interest on loans can add a considerable amount to your monthly expenses, especially if poor credit or other factors resulted in an unfavorable rate. You might also see your bottom line sapped by higher than expected utility costs or unexpected fees, including recurring costs like memberships or license renewals.

Other costs are more closely associated with the growth of a company. For example, hiring employees often requires that you not only pay for a salary but also benefits, while your insurance requirements may also increase if you purchase more vehicles, property, or other assets.

Entrepreneurs should always be prepared for some costs that they may have missed while planning their business. In addition, this can be good preparation for managing a company, as unexpected costs like equipment upgrades can also undercut revenues from time to time.

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