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26 Examples of Operational Costs

 , updated on July 16, 2020
Operational costs, better known as operating costs, are the expenditures related to the core business processes of an organization. This includes overhead in areas such as human resources, information technology and administration. Operational costs also include the costs to produce and sell your products and services, commonly known as cost of goods sold. The following are common examples of operational costs.
Advertising
Bad Debts
Business Service Fees
Computing & Software Fees
Depreciation
Equipment Rental
Freight & Delivery
General & Administrative
Insurance & Taxes
Legal Fees
Maintenance
Management Fees
Meals & Entertainment
Office Expenses
Professional Fees
Promotion
Rent
Repairs
Salaries & Benefits
Sales Commissions
Selling Expenses
Supplies
Telephone & Communications
Travel Expenses
Utilities
Vehicle Expenses

Notes

A more extensive list of operating costs can be found here.
Overview: Operational Costs
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Business expenditures related to the core processes of an organization.
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