Posts Tagged: metrics

What Are Direct Costs? COGS Definition
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What Are Direct Costs? COGS Definition

Direct costs (also known as costs of goods sold—COGS) are the costs that can be completely attributed to the production of a specific product or service. Here’s why this is important for growing and running your business.

What Metrics to Track (and What Not to Track)
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What Metrics to Track (and What Not to Track)

Business owners who succeed in meeting their goals have one common thread: They all track their progress toward their goals. Here are the metrics and data you should track to realistically measure performance, and what you can safely ignore.

What Counts That We’re Not Counting?
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What Counts That We’re Not Counting?

We know how important it is to keep an eye on the numbers. But what about those “soft metrics” that are harder to track—things like employee satisfaction? They may be more difficult to pin down, but overlooking them can spell trouble for the health of your company.

If You Want to Grow, Forecasting Is Your Best Friend
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If You Want to Grow, Forecasting Is Your Best Friend

Figuring out whether or not it’s a good time to grow comes down to planning strategically and taking the time to understand what you’ve done as well as and what your opportunities are. Learn more about growth in this interview with LivePlan CEO, Sabrina Parsons.

Buff Up on Business Knowledge: Money Matters
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Buff Up on Business Knowledge: Money Matters

Each week, LivePlan’s sister website – Bplans.com – publishes a variety of content aimed at helping entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs start and grow their business. This week, we’ve rounded up our funding-related posts. We’d love to hear from you. What questions do you want answered?