17 Jun Business Alchemy 101 Lesson 18–Break Even Sales Factor (Application)
Spending money you do not have is very common in our society. Many people every day overextend themselves and then end up chained to a debt that grows and grows with no real hope of breaking free.
The cash flow of a business can be quite similar to this scenario. Quite often, a business owner will be passionate about improving and growing the business and spend money on advertising, equipment or man-power that will indeed grow the business but cannot be afforded by the business.
Though not quite as effective as the Contribution Margin analysis, the Break Even Sales Factor can be used to quickly ascertain a company's cash position to help make decisions about how, when and how much to spend. Consider it wise to establish a base for spending.
For example, set a Break Even Sales Factor of 110% minimum before any cash can be spent to improve the business. That way, you have a sales goal to push for to budget for those important improvements. In doing this, you will be able to stay out of debt and continue to build your business with fewer stresses.
Your business THRIVES on a solid FOUNDATION!