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Old 11-25-2012, 10:17 PM
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I try to keep my expenses (labor, fuel, materials, repairs, etc) to between 50 and 55% of my overall intake. After that, I try to reinvest 25 - 30% back into the business. Whatever is left is profit. I use this formula to aggressively grow the company. I think this much reinvestment is important, both to the growth of the company, and also to ensure the equipment is reliable and efficient. That is critical to minimize down time. Guys standing around or having to go back due to equipment issues will eat into your bottom line quickly. Our company is largely maintenance based, so labor is by far our largest daily expense.
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