SERIES: Creating a Business Budget: Profit Margins & Projections

On to the next step in our Series – here is how to build out two of the most important sections of your business budget: your profit margins section, and your 12 month projections section. In our previous articles, we discussed goal-tracking and knowing your variables, and profit margins & projections are where these two aspects come into play.

  1. Profit Margins

In this section, you will need to list all of the cost of good sold and services provided. From there you will subtract the cost/services from overall sales revenue. Do you also considered your entire business and purses all of your presence at individual department, to figure out your gross profit margin’s for your budget.

  1. 12 Month Projections

In this section, you are first going to need to understand your opening balance and how this is crucial to your cash flow. Here you will also allow for payment terms, which are typically monthly, and your payment method as well.


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Chris Hacker
Chris has been working in the bookkeeping and accounting field for over 15 years preparing business, income and payroll taxes. Chris has a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State and is an Enrolled Agent with the Internal Revenue Service.