Two important questions that every business owner MUST answer


One of the most important aspects of running a business is to have a solid grasp of the numbers.  Crunching numbers can seem daunting, but it is necessary to know important facts such as how much it costs you to produce the goods that you sell and whether your venture is profitable, or not.

1. Do you know what your operating costs are?

Operating costs are broken down into two parts; Fixed Costs & Variable costs.

Fixed costs are the payments which stay the same each month.  These costs include Rent, Depreciation, Insurance, Interest expense, Property taxes, and Office Salaries.

Variable costs are the payments that change with your sales each month. For example, sales commissions, production labor, and materials.

Once you’ve determined your operating costs, take the opportunity to assess the necessity of each cost or if there are ways to reduce them by seeking out new vendors or requesting bulk purchase discounts.

2. Do you know how much your company earns every month?

To run a business effectively, you need to know how much your company earns every month. This is done by subtracting your operating costs from your top line revenues.  Revenues are made up of accrued sales or cash receipts.

Where do you find the time for all this in your already busy schedule?  The OCI Group is here to help you with the tasks that you don’t have time or staff to deal with.

We can also help you to identify ways that your company can save money and increase its potential for growth.  Click here to find out more about how we can save you from a financial headache.

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