A Note For You From Diane...
(This video series was created immediately PRIOR to the pandemic, so please overlook any portions of the content that may not reflect current conditions.)
I’m super-excited that you were able to access and watch this limited-availability video! And right now, I’d like to know a little more about you:
- What does being able to achieve greater control and profitability in your business mean to YOU?
Q&A's – You can "follow the dots" in the video
- “I don’t like working with numbers… My friends have even accused me of being “Number-phobic. Is there hope for me when it comes to job-costing?”
- “Accounting seems like such a BO-RING topic! Is there any way to get past my feeling that accounting is boring?”
- “My in-house bookkeeper (or partner) is likely the person who will need to learn how to do job-costing – and he/she absolutely HATES change! How do I get him or her to ‘buy in’ to learning a new way of doing things?”
- “Whenever I meet with my accountant, it seems as though he (or she) is speaking a different language. Quite often, I have no idea what they’re talking about! If I implement job-costing, will I learn enough to be able to have a meaningful conversation with him/her?”
- “I’ve been wondering; how will my accountant react if I implement a job-costing system that they haven’t created themselves?”
- “I have a tendency to want to learn EVERYTHING about a topic before getting started. How would this work for me?”
- “My company is fairly small. Should I set up a job-costing system at this point, or should I wait until my company is larger?”
- “My company is fairly large (e.g., $5 – $10 – $30 million); will job-costing work for bigger companies, like mine?”
- “Can I use job-costing for a manufacturing company? Or a service business, or a wholesale company?”
- “I’m already profitable. Will I really get more value by seeing job-cost info?”
- “We’re already doing job-costing at a basic level. Shouldn’t that be enough?
- “Is it possible for those of us who are in the “baby-boomer generation” to learn and use job-costing? Are we just too old to change?”
- “I’m planning to retire in a few years. Why would I want to learn job-costing at this stage?
- “How long will it take to put a job-costing system in place?”
- “I don’t use any accounting system – just spreadsheets and a box to hold receipts. Why should I bother with using an accounting software system like QuickBooks®?”
- “I’m so tied up with field and sales work that I don’t have TIME to spend on this! Isn’t my time better spent supervising current work? Or selling more jobs?”
- “Will job-costing work in accounting packages other than QuickBooks®?”
- “Can I do Job-Costing in QuickBooks® Online (aka “QBO”)?”
- “Why can’t my accountant do this (job-costing) for me?”
- “I need a bookkeeper. Do you do job-cost bookkeeping?”
- “Why don’t I just hire someone like you to set up my system?”
- “Why don’t I just hire YOU to set up my system?”
- “Can my office manager or spouse learn how to do job-costing?”
- “What are the steps I’d follow to set up a job-costing system?”
- “Do those steps need to be done in a specific order?”
- “What kinds of changes would I expect to see in my BUSINESS life when I have job-costing and management control systems in place?”
- “What kinds of changes would I expect to see in my PERSONAL life when I’m able to run a more profitable business?”