How much does it cost to grow a business?

The cost to grow a business can be valued in both quantitative and qualitative terms (monetary and non-monetary). Where money is concerned, the expense associated with growing a business varies. This figure is often included in a company's annual budget, frequently figured into R&D or Sales and Marketing expenses. Often a business will grow in lieu of a specific dollar amount. For example, unexpected changes in the market might create a greater demand for a product you manufacture or service that you offer. War is one occurrence that comes to mind. Companies that produce military gear often experience growth during a time of war.