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Use Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis to Help with Financial Management of your Business

By December 21, 2012

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All business owners are concerned about breaking even. In order to stay in business, your sales have to at least equal your expenses, which is the definition of breakeven - profit is equal to zero. You want to prosper, however, and just breaking even is not prospering. If you sell more than it takes to meet your expenses, THEN you are starting to prosper. You may not know it, but when you calculate the breakeven point for your firm, you are starting to engage in cost-volume-profit financial analysis, one of the most powerful forms of managerial financial analysis you can use.

In cost-volume-profit analysis, you analyze much more than breakeven. You look at your firm's income statement and its contribution margin.......Read more......#businessfinance

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