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Writing for the Officeworks blog ‘The Office Space‘ in our February blogpost, we look at setting up your small business budget for the 2015 year.

Some of the key things you should focus on with your small business budget are:

1. Understand what your budget is

A budget is a forecast of what your business income and expenses will be over a period of time.

2. What is the purpose of your small business budget

Like all goal setting, we set targets for what we want to achieve within a time frame. The purpose of your budget is to set the financial goals for the business and plan out how you will allocate resources to achieve these targets.

3. Is your budget just about the money?

Yes, and No. We set financial goals as we want to achieve certain targets in our business. However, one area we often see small businesses failing in is the disconnect between their business operations and their business finances. A budget allows you to allocate the resources that you need to achieve your financial goals. And the way that you do this is by looking at your operations and determining what is needed, when. Just remember, your finances are an output of the operational decisions you make in your business. Make sure that your budget has mapped out your operations and how you see your business running for financial success.

You can read the full article about small business budgets on the Officeworks blog here.