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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 […]

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.

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 […]

Top 7 Reasons Business Owners Call a QuickBooks ProAdvisor

by Diane Gilson, Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Based on 20+ years of incoming requests for assistance from business owners, here are the top 7 reasons I’ve found that they call me as a QuickBooks ProAdvisor. See if any of these scenarios sound like […]

How to Squeeze More Profits Out of Every Construction Job

by Diane Gilson, Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

A version of this article first appeared in the Builder Partnerships newsletter. It just seems logical that every business owner would want to know exactly what each type of job costs, so they know how […]

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 […]

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

by Diane Gilson, Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

How Bookkeeping Supports Job-Cost & Gross Profit Measurement at Paul’s Perfect Projects, LLC If you haven’t already read them, you’ll probably want to visit Part I and Part II of this “Tale of 4 Companies: […]

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 […]