Budgeting equals awareness and in this day and age, it’s crucial for a business to budget for the future. Now, the best way to plan for the future is to look at the past. Don’t just look at last year’s budget, look at the actual expenses. Identify any shortcomings and adjust your budget accordingly. Next, you need to keep an eye on your baseline costs, which include rent and supplies. You should expect these costs to increase slightly each year. As you grow, you should expect to invest in your own business. You’ll need new equipment, supplies and possibly a new location. It’s also worth noting that successful businesses, at the very least, have a quarterly budget, a yearly budget and a 5 or 10-year budget. Now if it all becomes too much, consider investing in some good budgeting software or bringing in outside help.