I’ve been searching the world over for a good sample budget to share with all of you—and I finally found one, courtesy of Lauren Bacon and Emira Mears, authors of The Boss of You. They have shared an excellent sample budget spreadsheet on their blog. They say:
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.
Check it out here: http://www.laurenandemira.com/2008/0421build-your-own-budget/
Not sure you need a budget? Take a look at this article on Biznik to see why Entrepreneurs Need Budgets Too.