Financial SuperPowers 

for Builders, Remodelers

Contractors

How to Understand & Run Your Construction Company "By the Numbers"...

So That You Can Positively Change &
Improve Your Business – and Your Life...

I'm Diane Gilson, and I've created this program based on my 24 years of in-the-trenches experience helping Builders, Remodelers, and Contractors run their businesses more profitably.

I've designed this "big-picture" series specifically to meet the needs of super-busy construction professionals who don't have an accounting background, but want a simple way to understand the critical, financial side of their business.

I look forward to seeing you in our program soon.

Designed For Busy Construction Owners & Managers

"This Program Makes It Easy to Understand the Most Critical Financial Aspects of Your Business."


Your Program Includes...

Three half-hour "big-picture" videos per month
(1.5 hours per month, 12 topics in total)
Watch on your computer, laptop, or tablet - OR listen on your phone as you drive between jobs or work out.

Online Access to Everything in the Program
(Available to all members of your team)
Includes your training videos, audio files, downloads, and monthly coaching and Q&A session recordings. Your info is available 24/7 so you can access whenever you like.  

Two live, interactive Q&A and coaching sessions each month with me (Diane Gilson)
(Attend one or both as desired, or access recordings - 8 total)
After a quick review of the "topics of the month", we'll open the lines for inquiries, discussion, and best practice ideas. This is the place to find out what your construction pro peers are up to - and what they have to say! 

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What You'll Learn Each Month...

During Month 1, I will answer these questions...

1 - Profit Leaks
Exactly What Are They Costing Me & My Company?

>  How do our results compare against what they SHOULD BE?
>  What's causing our profits to always be lower than we expect?
>  What's the ONE SuperPower step we can take that will have the biggest positive impact on our bottom line?

I will provide: A tool where you can see exactly how much you could potentially add to YOUR bottom line by making just a few internal changes. (Hint: it often turns out to be 15% or more of your current gross income!)

We will work on completing these (together) during our LIVE meetings and you'll have an opportunity to share results.

2 - The Powerful Profit & Loss Report
How to Create Understandable, Useful, Information

>  How should our accounts be organized?
>  
How, and how often, should our Profit & Loss Statements be prepared?
>  
What kinds of analysis can we do, and what actions should we take after we review our Profit & Loss Statements?

You will receive: A "3-Step Process" checklist so you can get understandable, useful reports. See accurate gross profit results – and achieve your bottom line goals.

3 - Job Cost Reporting
Which of These Choices Provides the Best "Fuel" for Our Company?

Exactly what IS job-costing?
>  
Is it worth the extra effort required to perform job-costing?
>  
What are the best three methods to use to perform job-cost reporting - and what are the pros and cons of each method?

You will discover: The two extremely important (but commonly missed) costs – that can distort your job-cost reports...


During Month 2, I will provide answers to your questions about...

4 - Targeting Gross Profits
The Power of Accurate Estimating, Successful Pricing, and Managing Job Costs

>  What's the difference between markup and margin - and why do we care?
>  How do we know what price to charge for each job?
>  What are the common ways other construction companies price their jobs? (+ How to choose what works best for us.)

5 - Employees
Determining Direct Job Costs, Computing Labor Burden, Setting Profitable Labor Rates

>  What's the best way to set up our payroll if we want to do job-costing?
>  How do we determine the rates we should charge for our employees?
>  What's Labor Burden, and how do we calculate it?

6 - Conquering & Improving Cash-Flow
77 Cash-Flow Enhancement Techniques - Your Checklist To Success

>  How do we increase cash flow?
>  How do we speed up cash flow?

>  How do we decrease costs and slow down cash outflows?


During Month 3, you'll discover answers to the following...

7 - Getting Control of Your Financials
How to Extract High-Impact Insights From Your Job-Cost & Management Reports.

>  What are the most important reports we should be looking at?
>  How often should we be looking at those reports?
>  What actions should we take after we see our reports?

8 - Eradicating the Gross Profit Roller Coaster
aka the "Income-last-month, Loss-this-month. Nobody-knows-where-we-stand!" problem.

>  How, and when, should we be Invoicing?
>  How do we gain more control over our monthly gross profit results?
>  How can we see how much we've actually earned each month?

9 - The "Ebb & Flow" of Your Balance Sheet
How it Interacts With & Impacts Your Profit & Loss report.

>  What are we supposed to look at in (or do with) our Balance Sheet?
>  What types of transactions go into which accounts?
>  Can someone commit fraud by making entries into our Balance Sheet?


During Month 4, I will share answers to the following questions...

10 - The Financial Punchlist
How to Achieve Accurate, On-Time Reports

>  Why do we need to perform month-end procedures?
>  What's the best way to get month-end procedures completed?
>  Who should perform month-end procedures?

11 - Put More Power Into Your Purchasing
Purchase Order Techniques to Add Speed, Accuracy and Control to Your Jobs

>  Will Purchase Orders actually improve our profitability?
>  What's the best way to handle Purchase Orders?
>  How much time should we spend on Purchase Orders?

12 - Vaporize Your Profitability Gremlins!
How to Ensure the Right Things Happen (and the Wrong Things Don't) With These Financial Insights & Controls

>  Why is our net income AMOUNT lower than we think it should be?
>  Why are our Gross Profit AMOUNTS lower than we think they should be?
>  Why are our Gross Profit PERCENTAGES lower than we think they should be?
>  What are "financial controls" – and why should we care?



Meet your instructor:

Diane Gilson - President Info Plus Accounting

In addition to being an award winning Accountant and QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor, Diane Gilson has taught, coached, and consulted with thousands of QuickBooks users in the construction industry.

In this program, Diane combines her 30+ years of accounting experience (including 15 years as a CPA) with her passion for job costing. Helping construction company owners, accountants and bookkeepers drive more profits through better financial management has been the heart and soul of her business for more than 20 years.

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"The good news is... You don't need to be an accountant
to understand, and use, your numbers to grow your business!" 


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What People Are Saying About Diane Gilson...

“Diane’s knowledge of QuickBooks is amazing. I don’t profess to have an in-depth understanding of QuickBooks but when I talk with Diane, I quickly realize I don’t even scratch the surface. She has the ability & experience to quickly cut to the chase on fixing issues or setting up reports, estimates, items, lists, etc. Highly recommend her.”

Jay Scott,
Scott Homes Inc

“Diane is very knowledgeable and helpful in helping us restructure our accounting system to be what it should be. Great experience... Diane definitely knows all facets of accounting, QuickBooks, the construction business and much more. Definitely a great resource to have.”

Steve Kuenkel
Justin Doyle Homes

“My books were a mess. I couldn’t get any valuable or correct information out of them and I was trying to manage more ‘by the numbers’… I needed help.

Info Plus Accounting’s Month-End Closing Procedures have been critical because they let me know I’m in control of what’s happening in my books. I catch a lot of things as I go through them, so it gives me a level of comfort to know that I can find and fix any problems.”

Catherine Baldi
Principal & Company Manager, Arana Craftsman Painters

"When you're competing on price...it's like a nail in your coffin every time! I need to know my numbers so I can sell my price. I need to be able to gather the data from other jobs so that if I DON'T do well on a job, I'll know where I did it wrong − and I can correct those mistakes moving forward ..."

Simon Ackerman, President
Architectural Builders of Hampstead

"Info Plus Accounting and Diane Gilson run an outstanding consulting operation for construction companies. We've been working with Diane and Info Plus for the past nine months, and in that short time they have guided us thru QuickBooks upgrades, accounting and so many operational improvements that it's hard to imagine what we did without them."

David Roberts
Roberts Architects Ltd & Roberts Construction

"It is always a pleasure to work with Diane. Custom tailoring our accounting systems to our business has made a real difference in our numbers and efficiency. Only way this could be much better is if it was free!”

Audie Herpel
Basin Electrical Contractors, LLC
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IT'S CONVENIENT!

How to Attend – or Listen To –
Your Financial SuperPowers Program

Enjoy Your Financial SuperPowers Program – YOUR Way!

Each month: You'll receive access to three 30-minute recorded topics (as shown above).

Then, two-to-three weeks later, you'll be invited to sit in on up to TWO, live, interactive coaching sessions each month. These sessions are designed to: 

1 - Provide you with a very brief recap of materials from each of the three monthly topics.

2 - More importantly, you'll be able to ask questions and engage with other participants.

We encourage you to attend and participate in these live sessions BUT, if you have to miss any, each will be recorded and available in your portal so that you can easily access the information later.

You can watch, re-watch, or listen to individual topics and discussions whenever you choose.

You get to decide WHAT you want, WHEN you want it!

Other business owners have paid many thousands of dollars to learn and ultimately implement (through one-to-one coaching) what Diane is providing in this program.

Don't wait to discover how these powerful strategies can help your business!


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GET YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED!      FAQ's

    Q. Is this a QuickBooks training series? +

    A. Definitely not. Although we offer an in-depth, and highly regarded, series of construction and job-cost accounting training classes for QuickBooks users, this program is NOT designed to show you "how to set up your QuickBooks software." 

    This IS a course to help you understand which financial reports, procedures, and controls you need to run your business. You'll learn:

     >  Who should provide you with these key-management-level financial reports.

     >  What they should look like.

     >  How often you should receive and review them, and

     >  What you should do with the information. 

    This will empower you to make a REAL change in the way you do business – and in your ultimate profitability.

    When you went into business, you likely anticipated that you'd receive these kinds of insights from your CPA but, if you're like 95-98% of the clients I've worked with over the last 24 years, you haven't.

    Q. Do I have to know a lot about accounting and bookkeeping to take this course? +

    A. Absolutely not! This program is specifically designed for construction business owners and managers who have had little or no accounting or bookkeeping training. 

    I'll "de-mystify" the typical accounting jargon - so that you can easily understand what this information means - in plain English.

    Q. How long is each recorded session? +

    A. I intend to limit each recorded topic to approximately 30 minutes. 

    Q. Is there any additional work required outside of the program? +

    A. Another way to ask this question might be "Is there any homework involved?"

    The answer is "No."

    However, I'll provide additional resources to help you learn even more about the concepts provided within the videos and coaching sessions.

    You can decide how much, or how little, of this information you want to pursue...

    Q. How many live, Q&A and coaching sessions can I participate in each month? +

    A. I will invite you to attend, and participate in, up to TWO live, 90-minute coaching and Q&A sessions each month.

    Q. What will be covered in the live sessions? +

    A. I want to make these interesting and meaningful for you! I'll start with a very brief review of the info provided in the three recordings provided for the month. Then we will "open the floor" so that you can get your questions answered AND participate in group polls and discussions. You'll be able to contribute to, and hear from, your peers!

    Q. Is it necessary to attend the live sessions? +

    A. No, it isn't necessary - but, if you can, I think you'll want to! I've designed these live sessions to help you reinforce, at a high level, the information from the recorded program, and to answer any of your real-life, in-the-trenches questions.

    Perhaps more importantly, I will be there to offer insights, stories, ideas, and to provide you with an opportunity to see and hear what your peers have to say about the topics we're covering! (I'm even anticipating some FUN and prizes along the way!)

    Q. What if I can't attend one, or either, of the live sessions? +

    A. Each of the live sessions will be recorded, then stored in your portal, within 24-48 hours following the meeting. That means that you'll be able to easily watch or listen (24/7) at your convenience.

    Q. If I fall behind, is there an easy way to catch up? +

    A. Fall behind? Fall behind? You'll be so engrossed and excited about the information you're learning that you won't even consider falling behind!

    LOL - But just in case you DO fall behind, we've got you covered. Every video and Q&A/coaching session will be recorded – and available to you 24/7. This will help you in two ways:

    1. If you miss a session, you'll always be able to go back and watch it.
    2. Sometimes we need to hear something two or three times before it really sinks in. Because every session is recorded you'll be able to re-visit the info as many times as you need.
    3. People with busy lives can get distracted - even when they're in the middle of a fantastic movie! That's why the ability for a re-run can be really helpful...
    Q. I'd like my managers or bookkeeper to watch this information. Can they participate? +

    A. Each Financial SuperPowers purchaser will be issued a user name and password that provides access to the Financial SuperPowers portal. If you choose to share your user name and password, the information contained in the portal may be used by any team member within your company.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Your user name and password may NOT be shared with, or used by, anyone outside of your company.  


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    +++ INCLUDES THESE BONUSES +++

    You Receive More Than $2,000 of
    Additional SUPERPOWER Business Tools!

    • 4 Months of Construction Accounting & Management Program (CAMP)
      In-depth QuickBooks job-cost training and monthly Q&A - for your bookkeeping staff.
      (value -  $788)
    • eCPA - employee Cost & Pricing Analyzer
      Convert your labor costs and burden into profits! Easy entry reveals regular and overtime labor burden and employee billing rates. Display actual, fully-burdened labor costs for each employee (per year, hour, and minute). See exactly what you need to charge to achieve your desired profit on labor costs!
      (value - $497)
    • Percentage of Completion Analyzer
      Learn what you need to do, and see the calculations and entries to make that will finally let you level out that monthly income/loss roller coaster.
      (value - $247)
    • Month-End Closing Procedures
      Accurate, On-Time Reports – Each and Every Month! These month-end closing, proofing, and balancing procedures give you the tools you need to review, self-correct, and protect your monthly records and job-cost reports.

      (value - $497)
    • Cost of Chaos Analyzer
      Use this tool to enter your company’s big-picture production and overhead costs. Next, you’ll be able to estimate the dollar impact of your invisible profit leaks. Finally, decide where to apply these proven financial and operating controls designed to create major improvements to your bottom line.
      (value - $197)
    • Deep discounts on QuickBooks software and services
      (35% minimum discount on Pro & Premier Desktop, 20% lifetime on Enterprise)
      (value - priceless!)

    Step Into Your Financial SuperPowers Now!

    Discover Proven, Reliable, and Sustainable Financial Solutions
    So You Can Run Your Construction Business More Profitably

    Reminder: Registration Closes May 31st.

    Yes! I'm Ready to Invest in Myself, and in a More Profitable Future!
    Save $500! Single Payment
    $2497
    • All Session Recordings & Slides
    Enroll Now!

    30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

    After watching the information provided in the Financial SuperPowers for Construction Managers and Owners, and submitting the work assignments, if you believe that you have NOT received value that exceeds your investment, simply let us know!

    We’ll cheerfully provide a full refund (no “if’s”, “and’s” or “but’s” about it)!