startup costs

Definition

A variety of different costs that a new business owner must incur in order to get the business established. Typically these are one-time costs, and often they are allowed to be amortized over time beginning with the month that the new business begins.

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You need to try and figure out what your startup costs will be and do your best to get a hold of that cash/

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The young entrepreneurs really didn't want to have to take a loan out from the bank, but they couldn't open their own business without one since they didn't have enough capital for the startup costs.

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The new company's startup costs included the physical space to house their operations, furniture, telephony, computers, office equipment and other miscellaneous items.

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