Job-Costing

The Hidden Cost of Jobs That Linger
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The Hidden Cost of Jobs That Linger

Controlling costs is easy. Maintaining cash flow may not be. More

The Artful Side of Estimating
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The Artful Side of Estimating

Staying profitable requires more than just counting sticks. More

Three Ways to Price Yourself Out of Business
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Three Ways to Price Yourself Out of Business

Stay out of trouble by avoiding these common mistakes. More

Estimating: From Yellow Pad to Excel Spreadsheet
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Estimating: From Yellow Pad to Excel Spreadsheet

As your business grows, you'll need to develop an estimating system that does more... More

Tracking the Owner's Time
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Tracking the Owner's Time

You need to know what functions you perform before you can make informed hiring... More

The Pitfalls of Hybrid Estimating
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The Pitfalls of Hybrid Estimating

A look at three ways to create an estimate, with varying proportions of labor,... More

What I Like: Clear Estimates Software
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What I Like: Clear Estimates Software

Two remodelers have gained productivity and won new jobs thanks to software with... More

Do the Math - Overhead & Profit
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Do the Math - Overhead & Profit

In this segment of Do the Math, we look at two numbers that every contractor needs... More

Do the Math: Digging a Hole With Discounts
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Do the Math: Digging a Hole With Discounts

A lot of contractors answer customer price objections by offering discount. In... More

Estimating Using Templates, Part Three
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Estimating Using Templates, Part Three

Whether you estimate with an off-the-shelf system or using an Excel spreadsheet,... More

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