How Long To Recoup Starting Cost?

Dave says that it varies, but Typhan should expect to recoup his start-up expenses within the first five years.

QUESTION: Typhan asks how long it should take to recoup the start-up expenses of a small business.

ANSWER: It varies business to business, but you should recoup the expenses of your business within five years of start up.  The more risk there is in the business, the faster you will want to recoup your original costs.