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Finding your break-even point will help you understand how to price your products better. A lot of psychology goes into effective pricing, but knowing how it will affect your gross profit margins is just as important. You need to make sure you can pay your bills.




A Little Blog Break



After completing a break-even analysis, you know exactly how many sales you need to make to be profitable. This will help you set more concrete sales goals for you and your team. When you have a clear number in mind, it will be much easier to follow through.


Doing a break-even analysis helps mitigate risk by showing you when to avoid a business idea. It will help you avoid failures and limit the financial toll that bad decisions can have on your business. Instead, you can be realistic about the potential outcomes.


Your break-even point is equal to your fixed costs, divided by your average selling price, minus variable costs. It is the point at which revenue is equal to costs and anything beyond that makes the business profitable.


This applies equally to adding new online sales channels, like shoppable posts on Instagram. Will you be planning any additional costs to promote the channel, like Instagram ads? Those costs need to be part of your break-even analysis.


I love Oberlin immensely, but even so, a seven-week countdown began in my head the moment I stepped foot on campus in August. This countdown was for Fall Break, the week off we get in October to mark the halfway point of the semester. There are three main ways Oberlin students tend to spend their class-free week: staying on campus, traveling, and going home. I was particularly excited for this Fall Break because I had plans to do a little bit of each of those things!


Since we re-launched the blog last year, I have posted over 320 times on the blog (including the times I have just put up other people's guest posts), and I have also posted over 1200 tweets somehow. Now, as the new semester approaches, and I consider how little time I have devoted to other forms of scholarship, I need a few weeks away from the blog.


All garage door springs will fail eventually, but proper maintenance can not only prolong the lifespan of the springs, but alert you when they are getting close to failure. The can help prevent potentially destructive explosive breaking of the spring as well as the headache involved with fixing it as quickly as possible. In addition to lubricating the spring with white lithium grease a few times a year, check the garage door balance at least once a season, especially in the winter when most springs fail. To check balance:


Still, a rule is a rule, and if you get caught knowingly breaking a rule, there will (and should be) sanctions. And let's be honest: The New England Patriots, with Bill Belichick and Tom Brady know what they are doing better than most. They are arguably the most successful coach and quarterback combination in NFL history, and they are very, very good at what they do. They only do things they think will help them win, and if they do something risky, there's a good chance they're correct that there's an advantage to be had.


During her time pursuing a non-tech college degree, she was unintentionally honing a variety of soft skills that transferred to her new tech role, including communication skills, processing and synthesizing information effectively, and breaking down problems into smaller pieces.


Hey! I'm the creator of Learn to Code With Me, a blog for beginners teaching themselves how to code. Once upon a time, I was digitally unsavvy. But not anymore. Find out how I changed my life by teaching myself digital skills here.


I am a public-interest technologist, working at the intersection of security, technology, and people. I've been writing about security issues on my blog since 2004, and in my monthly newsletter since 1998. I'm a fellow and lecturer at Harvard's Kennedy School, a board member of EFF, and the Chief of Security Architecture at Inrupt, Inc. This personal website expresses the opinions of none of those organizations.


The query: Do city officials ever consider giving taxpayers a break?^^^ Obviously not...regardless of political affiliation. Just different 'target zones' from which to spend this ever-increasing windfall.Ironic that in addition to its other dubious expenses, Palo Alto has been held liable for a number of law enforcement indiscretions.This from a so-called liberal, forward-thinking, predominantly Democrat registered community?Palo Alto is not your mother's Mill Valley...just another once small community that got too big for its britches.Menlo Park is following the same pattern & becoming as distasteful an environment as PA town.The more recent wealthy newcomers/residents don't seem to notice or care because they have no reference point(s) of the past. To many of them, the SF mid-peninsulais a mecca compared to where they originally relocated from.


The City and the School Board both feel that anything they ask for we will willingly give. From bonds to parcel taxes with excuses that "think of the children", we get put on the guilt trip if we ever vote against them taking more money from us regardless of whether they are building a library, or supposedly improving bike safety to make it safer for our children on bikes going to school.Mitchell Park library was a big guilt trip for those of us who felt that the scale of the project was wrong. I still don't like the design and feel that it is very poorly designed with a poorly designed parking lot and kids on bikes nearly knocking down pedestrians as they whiz on the sidewalk past the entrance.The Ross Road and Arastradero/Charleston mess as far as traffic is concerned does little to make us feel better about the way our money is being spent.The bike bridge is costing so much more because of all the ridiculous delays and now we have lost the tunnel until the bridge is built. Does anyone actually think the bridge will be built on schedule and we will be able to cross 101 within 18 months?As for our utilities bills. The fact that we have just one bill for all our utilities means that most residents don't look at the breakdown. As an example, why can't we reduce our garbage pick up by choosing to only have pickups every other week, or put a vacation hold on our pickup. The arguments made about the cost of doing this would be moot if we had a better system with chips in our cans that billed us for our actual usage rather than a flat fee with no means of reducing our costs. They want us to reduce our waste, but then they put the charges up for doing so. What backward thinking?We will soon (?) have toll lanes on 101, but will any of us in Palo Alto really be able to take advantage of these since the entrance and exits of the toll lanes won't suit us? We will just pay the price of the extra traffic on our regular lanes.Our public transport is almost non-existent as efficient alternatives to driving for regular commuting. We have no efficient methods of getting to airports and yet our wonderful City Council just wants us to give up our cars and bike everywhere. We are not amused!


@Diana, I love your blog, you ask great questions! Luckily there is one in here that I can answer :) You say: Yet the city is getting on the bandwagon requiring all new houses to use only electricity, not gas, to heat these homes. Have they considered how much more electricity-heated houses will cost people?" The answer is Yes"! In fact, a building reach code" like this cannot add a financial burden, so cost studies have been done and they show that electric heat is not more costly. In fact, it often saves money. You can read about it in all its detail on the City's website (Web Link especially pages 36+, but it's a pretty long document.Something that's confusing is that the traditional kinds of electric heat are really inefficient and expensive. They use electric resistance" and operate kind of like a big hair dryer. The newer kinds (new to our area, anyway), called heat pumps, are much more efficient. They move heat rather than generate heat, sort of like a refrigerator in reverse. Your electric bill in winter would drop a lot! I imagine they are not cheap to install, but if you want to find out more, you can call Palo Alto's Home Efficiency hotline at 713-3411 and they can answer a lot of questions.


When I was looking at houses in Palo Alto, one of the realtors representing a seller had displayed and pointed out a City of Palo Alto utilities bill that showed how much better off a Palo Alto resident would be than someone who lived where PG&E rates were in effect. This was in 1982.For quite a few years after that I was mostly satisfied with what I was paying for heat, light, water and garbage. But that is no longer the case. Doing the math on the therms and KW hours compared to, say, a couple of years ago, one can see how they are jacking things up.I live alone and used to be able to get a break on a smaller garbage can. I still have a smaller black can that I put out, maybe, once a month because I'm a devoted recycler and composter. Do I get a break for this? Why no. 350c69d7ab


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