Get your staff in the field and in the office on the same page! Learn how QuickBooks and CoConstruct can be structured to use a “NED2 (Never Enter Data Twice)” approach to create useful, and critical, job-cost reports.
Are you entering detailed cost estimates into QuickBooks? The results can help you improve internal procedures, create more accurate future estimates, and track which types of jobs are more profitable than others.
Benefits: Get better, more usable information from your reporting.
If you've ever wondered how making a few changes could reduce cost and increase your income, this is a great resource to explore. Find out how to implement changes to improve your bottom line. There are an additional 56 benefits to being in control of your numbers.
Many contractors, who look profitable on paper are actually losing money. Unfortunately, this is not uncommon in the construction industry. Learn why business owners need to tell what "true costs" are as a project is underway, not after.
Benefits: Quickly identify jobs that are "winners vs. losers".
Why you should care about your true costs of labor? If you're not sure, take a peek at this webinar to explain how to price labor to get the gross profit percentage and dollars you need. Learn why you should track true labor costs for each and every job.
Benefits: More accurately calculate labor costs on each job.
Having issues holding employees accountable for reducing errors and meeting goals? From our "Better Numbers Better Business" series, this webinar provides some insight into how to convey specific goals to employees for jobs and tasks and how to measure the results.
Need some help reorganizing your chart of accounts? Learn how your accounts need to be organized in a way that shows income, cost of goods sold, and company overhead. Get the right information by creating account headers, groups, subtotals, and adding percentages.
Benefit: Get better, more usable information from your reporting.
QuickBooks items allow construction businesses to track, report on, and ultimately get the financial detail they need on all of their jobs. Simplify your accounting and bookkeeping, save time and money, and get the reporting you need to run a more profitable business.
Benefits: Create the most effective items list for your construction company.
QuickBooks Online has its advantages and disadvantages compared to Desktop. Explore why construction, manufacturing and service business may want to stay away from moving to the cloud (for the time being).
Benefits: Find the version of QuickBooks that's right for your company.
If you've ever wondered how to figure out who made an entry in QuickBooks and on which date, this video is the one for you! A little detective work can get you the background information you need within your accounting system.
Benefits: Get more detail out of your QuickBooks transactions and reports.
Have you ever wondered why your bank accounts don't reflect the profit you see in your financial statements? You can utilize a few reports in QuickBooks to help you figure out why your ending cash balance differs from your profits.
Benefits: See exactly how profits track through to your current cash position.
I've created an interactive "self-directed pricing grid" for QuickBooks Online (QBO) and the desktop versions of QuickBooks Pro and Premier. Enter your specifics to see the estimated annual cost based on version, number of users, or number of company files you may need.
Benefits: A fast, easy way to see preliminary, comparative costs BEFORE requesting a formal quote.
From Intuit's Firm of the Future site: Check out my article in their #RecipeforSuccess series. Get the ingredients to my #RecipeforSuccess on how to provide the best possible niche services for construction clients. Join the conversation on Twitter: #RecipeforSuccess
Benefits: Learn the key ingredients and steps for construction companies to achieve success.
Job-costing can take on many forms based on business needs. For many construction businesses, it is essential to create the type of reports that will guide construction business owners to better decisions and higher profits.
Benefits: Find out how job-costing can improve your business decisions.
Way too many business owners just aren’t making the profits they should! In order to do so, you need to customize your accounting system so you can make the calls you need to. Learn which jobs are making money, which jobs are losing money, and what to do about it.
You’d be surprised how much money most contractors are missing out on because they are not using their true labor burden before markup. In this podcast, we use a free tool to determine all the hidden costs that you need to include in your true labor cost to make your expected profit.
If you're currently in QBO and are thinking of switching to QuickBooks Desktop, this representation of the general process should point you in the right direction. NOTE: Additional steps may be required for companies with more detailed underlying data or transactions.
Benefits: Get a free mapping for how to implement the transition from QBO.
Getting reliable, accurate job-cost and management reports can be a struggle for most construction and manufacturing companies. During this podcast, Diane discusses how setting up an internal job-cost and reporting system can make dramatic changes to business profitability!
Benefits: Discover Misconceptions About Business Profitability
A primary rule of business survival: DON'T run out of cash! If you’re a construction business owner in this Covid-19 economic environment, will your business survive these huge changes? Dave Sullivan (The Roofers Show) and Diane share their thoughts about which numbers you should be tracking (closely!) ...
Benefits: A creative, realistic look at cash flow and potential options within rapidly-evolving government programs.
To run a profitable roofing business, you have to understand the basics of accounting and the basics of setting up your financial system. Find out how understanding your accounting system and making few proactive updates can lead to increased profitability.
Benefits: How to keep your Chart of Accounts simple!
This "Profit by Design" podcast is a gold mine! Listen – and unearth – the nuggets of information YOU can use to become a more profitable and effective business owner. Get an inside look at how to design a business that supports the lifestyle you desire.
Benefits: Keep more of the money you make!
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