How to budget

I am using this for business which I know it is not designed for and make it harder.  I have alot more transactions to manage.  The way I setup the budget was to create a category for each week with items for each week.  

Now December is done the budgeted and activity are filled in and shows me totals on each category which is nice.  But now that I look at January it is completely blank. So I dont have a good sense for how much is due.  To help with that I put the amount in the titles for each line like this:

Week 1:
Rent ($1500)
Fuel ($250)
Office expense ($250)

This is simplified version. Actual week one has over 20 items. Now I obviously can review decembers to get an idea how much I need to allocate, say $10,000).  But if I start fresh I have to add up all the line items. Then if I allocate 25% last week, this week  I then need to add up the remaining balance again.

Am I doing this wrong?  Seems like it would be nice to show an outstanding balance and remaining balance of what I have left to pay.

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