Preparing a budget is “easy” for an accountant and small business people who have some finance training. However for many it is the stuff of voodoo.
But when you break it down, there is no real mystery around the preparation of a budget, it is based on your plans and intentions, costs that you can obtain from suppliers, and some judicious making of assumptions and estimates. In truth, any non-finance executive or business owner can do it if they approach the task logically.
Here are 5 basic steps to take to compile your budget.