It is amazing how one simply formula can be so confusing to the average business owner. The formula is markup. It is defined as the dollar amount or percentage of the cost of the item added to the item to equal its sales price. Most people confuse this simple formula with margin. So to make this as simple as possible, markup is a function of cost and margin is a function of sales.
Contribution margin is a core business concept and is often used in cost accounting to identify the amount of financial contribution a sold product provides to the company. Simply put, contribution margin is the sales […]