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February 2015

Flipping Houses – Proper Inventory Turnover Rate

02/27/2015

In your typical business operation, turning the inventory over as often as possible has several benefits.  First, it generally reduces overall costs, secondly, it generates greater profits and third, by increasing the profitability, the company has [...]

House Flipping – Business Dynamics

02/26/2015

There is a lot of misinformation about flipping real estate on the internet and on television.  I’m mostly shocked by the lack of detailed information related to the entire cost of the project and the adjusted sales price.  I have yet to read a [...]

Types of Business Models

02/24/2015

In business there are four distinct business models.  Just about any business can be identified with one of the four.  The following are the four types of business models: Low-Volume, Hi-Margin Hi-Volume, Hi-Margin Low-Volume, Low-Margin [...]

Basis for Tax Purposes

02/19/2015

Basis is a term used in computing gains and losses on the disposition of an asset.  For any business owner or individual taxpayer it is important to understand what the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is really seeking.  What is your tax basis in [...]

Skimming in Business

02/11/2015

Skimming is a generic term referring to taking a little bit off the top.   In dairy, it refers to the cream at the top of the milk pail.  In painting, it refers to a very thin coat of paint to identify imperfections with the wallboard.  In [...]

Nondeductible Expenses in Small Business

02/10/2015

One of the more significant expenses for the small business owners is income taxes.  Since most small businesses are tax pass through entities, it is beneficial to the business to have the least amount of net income in order to reduce the tax [...]

Direct Form of Compensation – Four Different Types

02/07/2015

There are four different types of direct compensation for employees.  These include: 1) Hourly Compensation, 2) Salaries, 3) Commissions and 4) Bonuses.  There is some misinformation related to direct compensation as this subject relates to owners [...]

Marginal Revenue in Business

02/03/2015

The scholarly definition and reality are two different perspectives.  The student is taught that marginal revenue equals the additional dollars generated for an additional single unit of sales.  It is literally taken right down to the micro [...]

Elasticity in Economics

02/01/2015

One of the terms synonymous with the field of economics is ‘Elasticity’.  The term refers to the change in either the demand or supply (the other terms synonymous with economics) curve when there is a change in the price.  In general, if the [...]