The ABC’s of Profits
As promised, go here to read and download our popular July 2004 Column
Break-even Analysis (NEW/REVISED AS OF OCT. 29, 2012)
Here is an easy-to-use spreadsheet for calculating break-even sales
The Copier Analyst (Excel Document)
A great spreadsheet for determining costs per copy and suggested selling prices
at specific desired profit levels
New BHR Calculator v2 5-7-14 (Excel Document)
A great new spreadsheet designed to help you establish budgeted hourly rates;
This spreadsheet was revised 11-08 to incorporate help windows for the data entry.
What to expect when hiring a consultant (PDF File)
Download Our FREE Art Production Log (PDF File)
THE INDUSTRY CHART OF ACCOUNTS
We frequently stress the critical importance of being able to compare your key financial ratios/percentages against other similar size firms. However, in order to do that it is necessary that everyone be on the same page when comparing percentages for categories such as cost of goods, payroll percentages and overhead expenses.
Consequently, approximately 20 years ago, NAQP adopted and established what we now refer to as an Industry Chart of Accounts.�
That chart of accounts not only establishes a basic layout or standard format (sales, cost of goods, payroll, and overhead) for a profit and loss statement, but also specified the minimum expense “categories” that firms should attempt to breakout.
Using the standard chart of accounts, NAQP surveys the industry every two years and publishes an extremely valuable document known as the Industry’s “Operating Ratio Study” or a Financial Benchmarking Study.
Click here to view a PDF of one page from this valuable study. Contact NAPL to order your own copy.