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Topical Tuesday: Understanding Small Business Profitability

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Understanding Small Business Profitability

Do you struggle making a profit in your small business?

Or wonder how soon after start-up you should make a profit?

Do you understand the difference between your fixed and variable costs? 

Join Dr. Bishop, Professor of Practice in Management and International Business at Drake University, for an interactive session using the break-even analysis approach to help you develop a strong understanding of what it takes to reach profitability in your business. 


About Our Speaker

Dr. Debra Bishop received a doctorate in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering with a concentration in operations research from Iowa State University in 1996. She has been at Drake University since 1996 and holds the position of Director of the Buchanan Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership as well as the Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship Outreach. She is a Professor of Practice in Management and International Business teaching primarily operations management.

Dr. Bishop has taught courses in entrepreneurship, operations improvement, and procurement to business professionals. She has been the recipient of the Brooks Faculty Excellence Award as well as the David B. Lawrence Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award. Additionally, Dr. Bishop is a visiting professor at Makerere University Business School in Kampala, Uganda taking students to Uganda for a short term course studying sustainable development issues each May. 


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