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Potential Earning with the Snowie Bus

Find our your potential earnings in the shaved ice business with our calculator tool below. Enter some possible price/cost scenarios and watch the calculations show the great profit margins that come from being in the Shaved Ice Industry.

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*these costs are spread over a 6 month season for calculation purposes

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Variable Costs

 Small (8oz)Medium (14oz)Large (20oz)
Ice$0.07$0.13$0.20
Spoon Straws$0.02$0.02$0.02
Styrofoam Cup$0.02$0.04$0.08
Syrup$0.07$0.12$0.17
Napkins$0.01$0.01$0.01
Total$0.18$0.32$0.48
 Small (8oz)Medium (14oz)Large (20oz)
Price per Unit$2.00$3.00$4.00
Variable Cost% of Minimum Price9.06%10.57%11.90%
Gross Profit Margin90.94%89.43%88.10%
Servings per Gallon of Syrup643726
Ounces of Syrup Unit2.003.505.00
Gross Income per Unit$1.82$2.68$3.52

Operating Ratios

 Major eventsMinor eventsDaycaresBusinessesTotals
Events/Visits per Week231010 
Sales per Event/Visit$1,000.00$200.00$120.00$100.00 
Total Sales per Week$2,000.00$600.00$1,200.00$1,000.00$4,800.00
14oz Variable Cost %10.57%10.57%10.57%10.57%10.57%
Less Variable Cost$211.36$63.41$126.82$105.68$507.27
Less Variable Event Fee$400.00$0.00$300.00$0.00$700.00
Sales Tax (0%)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Gross Profit$1,388.64$536.59$773.18$894.32$3,592.73
  Less Hourly Wages$320.00$48.00$100.00$100.00$568.00
  Less Fixed Cost$84.27$42.13$84.27$84.27$294.93
  Less Misc. Weekly Expenses    $157.50
Net Profit per Week$984.37$446.46$588.92$710.05$2,572.30
Net Profit % per Week49.22%74.41%49.08%71.01%53.59%
Net Profit 4 weeks (1mo)$3,937.48$1,785.83$2,355.66$2,840.21$10,289.18
Net Profit 13 weeks (1qtr)$12,796.82$5,803.95$7,655.90$9,230.68$33,439.85
Net Profit 20 weeks (summer)$19,687.41$8,929.16$11,778.31$14,201.04$51,445.92

Syrup:

Concentrate$1.52
Preservative$0.13
Sugar$2.60
Cost per gallon$4.25
Cost per ounce$0.03

Fixed costs per event:

Auto Gas$26.67
Auto Maintenance$5.00
Electricity$2.00
Insurance$6.67
Misc (permits, fees, etc.)$1.80
Total$42.13

Misc. Expenses per week:

Lodging$50.00
Food$37.50
Storage$20.00
Advertising$50.00
Total$157.50

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