Retailer's PROFIT FINDER
Are your profits hiding in plain sight? Here's how to discover them.
Use "buckets" to cluster them and consider "what if...?"
The typical accounting package lists expenses in alphabetical order. From Advertising, to Auto Expenses, then Bank Charges, and so on. Lines and lines of separate expense items, all detailed to the penny. How useful is that?!
Is this designed to inform? Or, to confuse and confound? No wonder few retailers will spend much "quality time" with their financial statements.
But, there IS a simple trick that will let you make sense of all that data: simply re-organize the individual expenses on your P&L into 5 "buckets" of expenses.
That simple step transforms all that accounting data into management information. At The ROI, we call this process the PROFIT Finder!