Aproned Artist posted:
It's so sad to the see the numbers broken down, but it is the unfortunate reality. I don't know what kind of business costs there are in Dubai, but for my business I also pay a CFO permit fee, a business license fee, LLC taxes, etc. All those fees alone are enough to eat up my profits.
Those sorts of fees would get accounted for as overhead in any pricing calculation. Fortunately, they are usually annual fees that can get spread across many orders, so they don't add to per cookie costs as much as some other things do.