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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 […]

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 […]

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%.

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

by Diane Gilson, Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

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 […]

5 Ways To Make Your Construction Business More Profitable With QuickBooks

by Diane Gilson, Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

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 […]

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

by Diane Gilson, Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

When it Comes to Weird Job-Cost & Gross Profit Numbers – the ‘Game is Afoot’ If you haven’t already read them, you’ll probably want to visit Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV […]

Manufacturing Overhead: How to Calculate Labor Cost by Job

by Diane Gilson, Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

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? […]

How To Calculate Your Gross Profit Margin and Net Profit Margin

by Diane Gilson, Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

  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 […]