TECH 330 Week 6 Discussion | Assignment Help | excelsior-college

TECH 330 Week 6 Discussion  | Assignment Help | excelsior-college

M6D1: Where is that breakeven point?

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Cost-Volume-Profit diagram, showing Break-Even Point as point where it shows the point which illustrates the firm earns normal profit in the break even point and below it there is loss for firm and above the point shows profit of the firm Total Costs equals Total Sales.

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Breakeven analysis seems to be a pretty easy concept. People talk about it all the time as if it is straight forward and easy to understand. Often, there are cases where businesses, particularly small businesses, miscalculate and fail to make their easily anticipated breakeven points. 

The following video is a humorous example of potential obstacles that businesses may encounter when calculating a breakeven point that may assist you as you answer the above question.

·         Films On Demand. (1982). Cost, Profit and Break-Even: Classic John Cleese Business Education Videos (Links to an external site.). [Video File 21:46 mins]. Retrieved from

This discussion will address the following Module Outcomes:

·         MO2: Analyze the cost, profit, breakeven, and payback periods for a business investment. (CO2, CO6)

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In this module, you have read about how to determine fixed and variable costs, break-even points, contribution (revenues), depreciation, marginal costs, and total absorption costing.  Keep in mind each of these concepts as you address this discussion activity.

Respond to the following questions based on your reading and the video you just viewed:

·         What are the most common failures of businesses to properly prepare or consider when to achieve their prior calculated breakeven points? Explain why.

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