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My pleasure, Heather. Yes, I think it makes sense to include the normal costs of doing business like rent,utilities, staff etc in your analysis even if you are not necessarily incurring them at them in the present. This is particularly important if you are operating virtually from a home office, however your goal is to have a more professional setup or to ultimately have the business be less dependent on you (the owner manager)"
Absolutely correct. It is really important to have benchmarks and measurable "success factors" which are unique to each business. These should be reviewed regularly and updated when necessary to reflect the evolving needs of your business "
Thanks, Heather, One of the more common payroll alternatives in my experience is Quickbooks. Since a lot of small businesses use the software they want an all in one solution. ADP is also quite popular among slightly larger entities (more than 25 employees) as they take care of everything for a fairly reasonable cost. "