Chapter 10

Implementing basic business formulas

In this chapter, you will:

  • Learn useful formulas for price markup and discounts, as well as the break-even point.

  • Discover powerful financial formulas for analyzing sales, costs, margins, and fixed assets.

  • Try out several formulas for analyzing and managing inventory.

  • Learn how to analyze a company’s liquidity by examining its accounts receivable, accounts payables, working capital, and more.

Is it possible to run a business without Excel? It might be, but I doubt there are many businesses—and very few successful businesses—that don’t have Excel running on a computer or three somewhere. That’s because Excel was built with business in mind, so it’s bristling with tools that enable you to analyze ...

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