overhead or operating expenses
Overhead costs, often referred to as overhead or operating expenses, refer to those expenses associated with running a business that can’t be linked to creating or producing a product or service.
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Overhead costs are the expenses the business incurs to stay in business, regardless of its success level. They are all of the costs on the company’s income statement except for those that are directly related to manufacturing or selling a product, or providing a service.
The rent for the facility where your office is an overhead cost because the owner pays rent whether working or not.
A company’s overhead costs depend on the nature of the business. A retailer’s expenses will be different from a repair shop or a doctor’s office.
Typical examples include: Rent, Utilities, Insurance, Salaries that aren’t job or product-specific, Office equipment such as computers or telephones, Office supplies