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QuickBooks Items: The Secret to QuickBooks Job-Costing

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 Items let you track, and report on, the financial detail underlying what’s REALLY going on within the financial side of …

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How to Use QuickBooks Job-Cost Features to Achieve Your Gross Profit Goals

QuickBooks is designed to help you to plan, measure, and monitor company and job results. When you use its management reporting tools you can immediately see operating and financial results. You can use this information to proactively take action to correct problems – before they spin out of control! Or, after you take a deeper look, you …

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5 Ways To Make Your Construction Business More Profitable With QuickBooks

COGS in the business machine

Finding clients and providing products and services – that’s just the beginning! Here’s how to be more profitable with QuickBooks… Successfully managing your own company means that you need to get profitable – and stay that way. Unfortunately, many business owners don’t realize how their day-to-day financial info impacts their profits. To achieve consistent profitability, …

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Manufacturing Overhead: How to Calculate Labor Cost by Job

To calculate Manufacturing Overhead by Job, be sure to include these labor costs Manufacturing direct labor costs vs. manufacturing overhead labor:  what’s the difference?  And which should you include in your costing and pricing models? Direct production costs obviously include costs of inventory utilized, special-order materials, production facilities, high-dollar equipment usage, contracted services from outside …

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How To Calculate Your Gross Profit Margin and Net Profit Margin

  Every business owner needs to know how to calculate their gross profit margin and net profit margin. After all, it’s what shows you how much profit you’re making! How much profit your business is making might be the most important number you’ll ever want to know as a business owner. In accounting terms, this …

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