A great place to start. Simple, easy to complete, budget workbook in Microsoft Excel, 15pp. Last year, this year's budget and a page for each month. Sole trader. Small business. Key in last year's actuals, month by month. Prepare the budget worksheet for the coming year, month by month. You now have a page for each month. Now just key in the actuals for the month and then explain the differences. Based on Chart of Accounts for an individual contractor NAT 1908 working on the Internet and accounting worksheet for sole trader in the service industry.
Budget workbook: Last year, this year's budget and a page for each month.