Month: February 2013

Implement Cost Accounting in Construction – Document Flow System

This is the second article in a series of articles walking the small business contractor step by step in implementing cost accounting in construction.  This article focuses on designing and developing a document flow system for use in cost accounting.  The next step after creating a document flow system is learning how to sort and process the documents that come into the office. 

How to Purchase Equipment for a Restaurant – Business Finesse

restaurant equipment

Purchasing equipment for a restaurant is a daunting task.  There are three phases to successfully purchase restaurant equipment.  The first is planning, see How to Purchase Equipment for a Restaurant – Planning Phase for more information about this phase.  The second is research, go to How to Purchase Equipment for a Restaurant – Research Phase for an understanding of this phase.  This article covers the third phase of purchasing equipment, using business finesse to negotiate the best deal.

How to Start a Non-Profit Organization: Step 3 – The First Board Meeting

Step three of starting a non-profit organization is gathering the potential board members for the first meeting.  In step one; you formed a brain trust to validate the mission of the non-profit organization.  In step two; you generated a list of potential board members by identifying sources and creating profiles.  In this step, you have to get everyone together, present the mission to the group, get commitments to help, and set a date to legally form the non-profit organization.

How to Purchase Equipment for a Restaurant – Research Phase

Research Phase

This is really an extension of planning.  If done properly, this will take a few weeks of work for a new restaurant.  The key is to go through your list and look at the different models for the needed equipment that are out there.  Yes, it is OK to look at the new models because you want to look at the features the newer models have that you will not see or come across as you look at the older models.

The Different Types of Bank Loans

Types of Bank Loans

There are many different types of bank loans, each having their own respective purpose.  All bank loans are categorized into two distinct groupings; secured and unsecured loans.  Within in each category of loans there are several different sub-types of bank notes used to make a loan.  Both categories require the owner of the small business to provide a personal guarantee to ensure the loan is paid back. 

How to Purchase Equipment for a Restaurant – Planning Phase

Planning Phase

Equipment costs for a restaurant can easily consume the gross profit of your business.  The key is to keep the costs low in order to spread the costs appropriately over time.  Purchasing equipment for a restaurant requires planning, researching and using finesse to acquire equipment at the lowest cost possible.  This article is dedicated to teaching the owner how to purchase the equipment for a restaurant at the lowest cost possible.

How is Cost of Goods Sold in Retail Determined?

Cost of Goods Sold

Each industry is different in determining costs of goods sold or cost of services rendered.  Retail uses two distinct methods to calculate costs of goods sold.  The first is called ‘Specific Identification’ whereby each item sold is specifically identified to its recorded cost.  The second method is referred to as ‘Inventory Adjustment’ format.  In this method, a beginning and ending balance is recorded along with the purchases throughout the year.

Operating Control Reports in Business

Operating Control Reports

A part of any information feedback loop is the operating control reports in business.  Depending on the nature and financial impact involved, these reports can be daily (Daily Operating Controls or DOC), weekly (Weekly Operating Controls or WOC) and/or monthly (Monthly Operating Controls or MOC) in management reporting.  Their value is to inform management of business activity and identify any potential issues that could generate undue financial harm on the business or worse, create an unsafe product or work environment.

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