List of Start-up / New Business Expenses

When planning and starting a business, it is vital that you forecast the potential expenses. To make life easier for you and to ensure that no expenses are missed, The Bookkeeping Master has written a list of common expenses for start-up businesses....

Materials & stock

Small tools


Vehicle purchase

Vehicle fuel

Vehicle servicing & MOT

Vehicle road tax

Vehicle insurance

Other transport costs

Public liability insurance

Other business insurance

Office desk

Office stationery


Computer cables

Other computer equipment


Printer ink


Postage & packaging supplies


Phone line

Internet access




Refurb costs

Bank charges

Bank interest charges

Bank credit card charges


Subcontracting charges

Outsourcing charges

Website hosting

Website design

Logo design

Email hosting

Computer software

Accounts software

Corporate clothing

Fixtures and fittings


Bookkeeping costs

Accounting costs

Tax payments

National insurance contributions

Limited company registration


Marketing on-line

Other marketing costs

Card payment machine

Corporate clothing

Buffer fund

If you need any help with your business planning, email The Bookkeeping Master at

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The information on this site cannot be relied on as accurate and up to date. We strongly advise you seek the advice of accounting and tax professionals before making any accounting related decisions.

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