Gratuitous Business Expenses August 4, 2013 cliffski I did some analyzing of the last 10 months of positechs expenses and I get this graph: ‘Training’ might seem weird, but it’s because positech is not just me. There is another person doing some writing and proofreading, and yeah, I’m actually investing in training for that person, which is a very long term investmenty thing. Infrastructure is stuff like web hosting, accountancy and other ongoing expense stuff. Shows is a new one for me, and basically that’s attending GDC in the US as a visitor (including flights and hotels) and exhibiting 2 games at rezzed (including hotel). PR includes fees to PR people, plus similar expenses on game trailers and website design and coding, including this blog. Actual expenses are about 22% of revenue. Note that salaries and dividends as the owner of the company aren’t included in all this. Game production costs are basically contractor payments.Obviously if I included a calculation for my own time, the game production cost would be dramatically higher. Current projections put this years profits lower than last years, although that may turn around once Redshirt and Democracy 3 go into beta. Yeah, I’m a chartaholic.