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Labor Profit Tip #5: The Secret to Making Better Hiring Decisions

by Diane Gilson, Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Labor Burden Information Tip #5: Make Better Hiring Decisions by Thoroughly Understanding Potential Additional Costs Bad hiring decisions can have a devastating effect on your bottom line, so you want as much objective data at […]

Labor Profit Tip #4: How You Can Stop Labor Over-Runs Before They Get Out of Control

by Diane Gilson, Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Labor Burden Information Tip #4: Make an Immediate Impact on Your Bottom Line by Heading off Labor Over-runs Before They Get Out of Hand. HOW? Regularly review and compare actual burdened job costs to your […]

Labor Profit Tip #3: Your Gross Profit numbers may be misleading

by Diane Gilson, Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Labor Burden Information Tip #3: To See Accurate Job-Cost Reports, Assign Labor Burden Costs to Each Job. If you’re looking for ways to make your company more profitable, getting a handle on your fully burdened labor […]

9 Ways to Take the Pain & Suffering Out of Tax Time

by Diane Gilson, Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

It’s That Time of Year Again – TAX TIME! And guess what? I’ve been working with clients who have been turning their numbers over to their tax accountants starting the middle of January! Do you […]

QuickBooks Items: The Secret to QuickBooks Job-Costing

by Diane Gilson, Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

This post about QuickBooks items is based on our more extensive training video of the same title in our Construction Accounting & Management Program (CAMP). Why are QuickBooks Items Especially Important for Construction Companies? QuickBooks […]

How to ‘Carve Out’ the Results You Need For Your Business

by Shannon Goldyn, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Improving your QuickBooks accounting system to get job costing, and more useful management reports can be very similar to pulling off a family pumpkin-carving experience. You need planning and preparation, the right tools, and possibly a support system to help get the job done.

The Worst Training You Can Buy (And Waste Your Time On)

by Shannon Goldyn, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

You Found the Perfect Seminar… It’s the training resource you’ve been looking for to make the changes you want in your company. The main problem – your QuickBooks company file was set up wrong from […]

5 Reasons Construction Businesses Need Job Costing

by Diane Gilson, Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

None of the builders or remodelers I’m acquainted with want to learn two or three months after a job is completed they lost money on the job, or only made a gross profit of 2%.

QuickBooks Online vs. QuickBooks Pro or Premier – Pricing & Job-Cost Features

by Diane Gilson, Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

  A Humorous  & Insightful Email… A builder contacted me some months ago about which QuickBooks software program he should use – QuickBooks Online? Or one of the desktop versions – QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Premier, or […]

A Tale of 4 Companies: A Job Cost & Gross Profit Percentage Drama (Part II)

by Diane Gilson, Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Paul (of Paul’s Perfect Projects, LLC) tackles the gross profit problem by showing Dave his Estimate vs. Actual variance reports.  (If you haven’t already read it, you’ll want to visit Part I of this “Tale […]

A Tale of 4 Companies: A Job Cost & Gross Profit Percentage Drama (Part I)

by Diane Gilson, Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Can you really affect your gross profit by setting up a job-costing system? Is it worth the time, energy and effort involved to measure, track, and modify? Let’s visit with the owners of several hypothetical […]