The Hidden Cost of Jobs That Linger
Controlling costs is easy. Maintaining cash flow may not be.
Nothing but Net
Judging a company's profitability based on gross profit can be misleading. Your...
Before You Drop Your Prices, Read This
Has it ever occurred to you that dropping your prices to stay in business could...
Getting Paid for Your Time
If you and your project manager spend 13 hours preparing an estimate for a...
Pricing Handyman Work
It may surprise you to find out that you're not in business to exercise your skill...
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Allocating Overhead to Labor Makes Financial Sense
If I were to ask ten contractors how they calculate and apply overhead (indirect expense) to their estimates or time-and-material work, I would get ten different answers. If I were to press further as to how they arrived at their numbers, most of their methods would turn out to be arbitrary or have some element of guessing.