MMORPG.com EVE Online Correspondent Sam Guss writes this guide to starting a successful corporation in CCP's EVE Online.
To pick up where we left off, we saw how our fictional Eve Corporation, Plasma Creations uses taxes to bring in the ISK to pay for its overhead costs through the use of taxes. Like any corporation though, you will want to bring in a steady stream of profit in order to expand and develop into an even more prestigious corporation.
The first thing we need to do after we determine our standard overhead costs is to find out our operating costs. Operating costs differ from overhead costs because they are more pliable and fluctuate more often, usually based off of the current market in EVE. In Plasma Creations we have four divisions within the corporation: