Different industries have varied benchmarks for margins. For example in restaurants alcohol margins are usually much higher than food margins. In other industries, margins are affected by seasonal demand.
Industry Research and Application
Research your product/service’s industry with regard to mark-ups and contribution margins.
Describe the industry
Discuss the margins and markups on goods or services
Discuss other economic factors that affect the mark-ups
What marketing techniques can companies use to support the pricing schemes that support their margins?
I currently have two clients (C and N) that have experienced children being adopted, neither client had a choice in their adoption as social services stepped in to remove the children from a violent and somewhat toxic (drug and alcohol use) family dynamic. Both clients were pregnant at the beginning of therapy, and are able to keep their babies with them once they are born. The client I will be focusing on first (C) will have her baby soon. This particular client had to have a termination of her first baby (girl) due to the baby having Edwards Syndrome a genetic disorder, also known as Trisomy 18, caused by the presence of all or part of an extra 18th chromosome. The majority of people with the syndrome die during the fetal stage; infants who survive experience serious defects and commonly live for short periods of time (Weiss, 2014). She shut down emotionally after the baby died and went on to have another daughter very quickly and has often mentioned that she wanted to have another baby to fill the void that the terminated baby left. She often suffers nightmares where her surviving daughter either dies or is abused and feels immense guilt upon waking. She is worried about social services involvement and postnatal depression which she developed after her first baby. When her baby was diagnosed with Edwards syndrome she had 12 hours to make a decision, she chose to terminate the pregnancy and feels that she made the right choice at the time. During her first pregnancy, she was involved in a domestic violence relationship with the father of her children, who then went to prison with she was pregnant with her son. She feels guilty about staying in the relationship but at the time felt it was important that the children had their father in their life. She had a drinking habit and was eventually arrested for abandonment after she left the children with a neighbour to get drunk. After the children were adopted she felt that she couldn’t stay in the house due to the painful memories and she found somewhere else to live. The children are subject to open adoption and receive letters once a year. Our sessions focus on the guilt she feels about how she behaved after her daughter died and that her children were taken. This particular client is currently residing in a mother and baby housing unit where she has twenty-four hour support should she need it.>GET ANSWER