Should people criticize BlendZ of not giving us, the group of founders, a true experience into the business world because of the previously mentioned factors? Aren't those factors some that all startups go through as they prepare for take off?
As we prepare for BlendZ's first full day as a business, with more than 300 smoothies in stock, we keep discovering the amazingly complex system inside a business--which I thought was simple prior to my experiences with BlendZ. As CFO, I've been asked questions which to an extent damage the image of the company. When including variable costs to determine the cost of each smoothie and the profit margin on it depending on the price it's sold at, we don't have wages to split into the cost of the smoothie nor costs of electricity, rent of place or payment of taxes. All of this leads to one question that builds up chaos inside my brain--and even though I'd rather not think about it, I can't stop thinking about this: Is BlendZ actually a profitable company?