Industry Standards

Learn about performance standards and methods to monitor your company’s results against industry standards. There a multitude of tools and principles to guide the business owner to success.

Controlling Labor Costs in a Restaurant

Labor Costs in a Restaurant

There are two costs that stand out in the restaurant industry.  Food and labor comprise more than 45% of the typical expenses of the restaurant.  No other expense comes close to these two costs.  This article is dedicated to controlling the labor costs in your food service operation.

What is the Difference between Markup and Margin?

Markup Calculator

It is amazing how one simple 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.  Many entrepreneurs especially those in retail confuse this simple formula with margin.

A Model of Excellence

Sharp Pencil

By using a concept of feedback and making changes to the business operation, a model of excellence can be achieved.  This model allows the contractor to not get nickeled and dimed to the point of going out of business.

Service Equals Timeliness and Accuracy

Timeliness and Accuracy

In the world of accounting, we stand on two principles; timely and accurate information for the client.  Without either, the client can’t make good decisions.  As accountants our job is to record economic transactions and report this information in a financial format.  For the client it is imperative that the information is provided in a reasonable period of time after the activity.

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