In the Operating Expense Budget Section otherwise called OPEX, the details you may include are the following: o Advertising Costs o Delivery Costs o Other Employee Benefits o Insurance o Interests o Office Supplies o Postage o Maintenance and repairs o Telephone and other utilities o Rent and mortgage o Taxes _ There are other operating expenses you encounter and you have to put all of them in the template. Budgeting on a per period basis is likewise necessary herewith. If you are already in operation for a while, you must review the average periodical expenses and budget for operating expenses accordingly. Based on your average monthly or quarterly operating expenses, budget two period when necessary. If this is not possible, use the average based on the past 3 months or three quarters. Ensure that you pickup the highest period cost to ensure that your budgeting is enough to cover any spike on your costs.
In the Personnel Expense Budget Section include the salaries for the following: o Office Personnel o Store Personnel o Sales People o Other personnel necessary in the operations. Ideally, you budget expenses for a quarter in the personnel expense budget. This is for the first three months of operations where you are not expecting profits to come in as yet. You may have receivables during the first few months of operations but they may need to be earmarked for other operating expenses and thus your budget needs to be sufficient for the first quarter. Even if you are budgeting for the year and is already in full operations budgeting for three months is still a good rule of thumb. If you are already comfortable with your budgeting and timing of receivables, only then can you budget two months for personnel expense budget.