Join Jim Stice for an in-depth discussion in this video Risks and rewards of fixed costs, part of Running a Profitable Business: Calculating Breakeven.
- Fixed costs make me nervous.…- Yes, and they should make every…small business owner nervous.…- For a small business owner,…fixed costs have to be paid even when you're just…getting your business started.…Even when your business is experiencing…a seasonal downturn.…- When the local economy is a little slow,…you still have to keep paying your fixed costs.…- When you take a vacation,…you're fixed costs keep ticking away.…- Even when you get sick and can't run your business,…you still have to pay all of your fixed costs.…- And when your customers are a little slow on paying you,…doesn't matter,…you still have to pay your own fixed costs.…
- Fixed cost increase the risk of doing business.…This kind of risk is called operating risk.…- I once had a friend who decided to start her own business.…She's a gifted writer and editor.…She planned to offer her services to professors…and graduate students as they wrote research papers.…- That sounds like a good business idea.…I know lots of professions and graduate students…who can use some help as they write their papers.…
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- Breaking down fixed and variable costs
- Pricing a service to cover costs
- Identifying high contribution margins
- Calculating a company's breakeven point
- Conducting breakeven analysis with breakeven equations
- Computing target net income
- Exploring sensitivity analysis