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    Proven Construction Business Processes When Creating Your To-Do List

    Posted by Sharie DeHart on Fri, Jun 10, 2022

    When you're a construction business owner, your to-do list is often long and constantly growing longer. You need to do many things, and it can feel like they're all urgent. In such cases, it's easy to push essential tasks to the side and focus on less-vital activities, but that often means you miss deadlines, make mistakes or always feel as though you're trying to catch up.
     
    Construction Companies have two basic leadership styles; wait until an urgent situation occurs and react like a firefighter or develop business processes that allow the company to respond calmly and natural resources and solutions to the issues like a traffic police officer on a sunny afternoon.
     
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    Topics: Business Process Management For Contractors, Winning Teams, Construction Productivity, Contractor Guidance, contractor delegation

    Bad Business Practices In Construction Bookkeeping

    Posted by Sharie DeHart on Fri, Jun 03, 2022

    One of the biggest challenges construction company owners like you have with an in-house bookkeeper is training them to work for your best interest, not theirs, and deliver consistent results and the reports you can trust daily, year after year.
     
    Having been involved with construction and construction accounting and bookkeeping for over thirty years, we have seen a consistent pattern repeated over and over that will turn ordinary, decent, pleasant bookkeepers into a disheveled, broken, mean, nasty, arrogant trolls, and that's a good day when the sun is shining, and the birds are singing!
     
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    Topics: Business Process Management For Contractors, Winning Teams, Construction Productivity, Contractor Guidance, contractor delegation

    Processes To Increase Production And Reduce Injuries At The Job Site

    Posted by Sharie DeHart on Fri, Apr 22, 2022

    Some construction business owners believe in maximizing production by driving everyone from the laborers to the project managers to work harder, longer, faster, hustle, and run. And if they are giving less than 110% to the company, they are not doing enough.

    One thing to consider: Don't let construction workers think too much; they may injure themselves.

    Apprentices and most Journeymen working on a construction job site are better off not thinking but simply following routines and patterns established by management based upon best practices. At first read, this sounds harsh, and yet it comes from our own experiences as a contractor operating multiple job sites with small crews on each from two to ten people; this one concept generated a lot of bottom-line profits and kept injuries very low.

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    Topics: Business Process Management For Contractors, Winning Teams, Construction Productivity, Contractor Guidance, contractor delegation

    Smart Contractors Spend Money On Marketing, Accounting, And Production

    Posted by Sharie DeHart on Fri, Dec 25, 2020

    There is no better time to reflect and think seriously about your construction business. Excellent organization systems add considerable value to any business because they allow you to spend more time working on your business rather than on it.

    Year over year and regardless of the economy, one thing never changes; 20% of the contractors earn and keep 80% of the profits because they have a Business Process Management Strategy like our Contractors Success M.A.P. that tells them how, what, when, where and why to focus their limited resources on the M.A.P. = Marketing / Accounting / Production.

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    Topics: The Contractors Account, Construction Marketing, Construction Accounting, MAP vs. PAM, contractors bookkeeping and accounting, Accounting Software for Contractors, Contractor, Construction Productivity

    Could Your Construction Business Benefit From The Gig Economy?

    Posted by Sharie DeHart on Fri, Apr 17, 2020

    At some point, every business owner needs outside help to improve efficiency – or to free up their time so they can take steps toward future growth. 
     
    The trouble is, the cost of hiring regular staff, even on a part-time basis, can eat up a company's budget – especially in the early years when you're still just finding your feet.  
     
    The rise of the remote freelance worker (otherwise known as the "gig economy"), especially during this time, can offer construction business owners a simple, cost-effective solution when they need extra help with a one-off "gig" or short-term contract. 
     
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    Topics: Contractor, Contractor Tips, Contractor Operating Tips, Construction Productivity, Construction Workplace

    7 Ways To Improve Construction Workplace Productivity

    Posted by Sharie DeHart on Fri, Mar 27, 2020

    (Note: We are tracking the latest construction industry news and online resources for contractors in time of COVID-19)

    The success of any business, large or small, depends considerably on nurturing an efficient, productive workplace. 

    Some contractors and construction company owners believe in maximizing production by driving everyone from the laborers to the Project Managers to work harder, longer, faster, hustle, and run. And if they are giving less than 110% to the company, they are not doing enough.

    While improving employee productivity should always be a priority when the ultimate goal is a sustainable and profitable business, the process is easier said than done.  

    Below are some of the most effective methods of managing a productive, happy workplace while increasing output:

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    Topics: Contractor, Contractor Tips, Contractor Operating Tips, Construction Productivity, Construction Workplace

    Understanding Construction Accounting Terms And Why It Matters

    Posted by Sharie DeHart on Fri, Nov 22, 2019

    Hiring an accountant is widely considered best practice for small business owners. But delegating financial analysis and reporting doesn't mean thoroughly checking out of the process each month or quarter. On the contrary, it's recommended that business owners work closely with their accountants throughout the year to better understand their financial position and make smart plans for future growth.

    We have discussed time and again the importance of knowing the difference between Construction Accounting and Regular Accounting. For the sake of our new readers, blog subscribers, and podcast listeners, I'll be providing you with some basic accounting knowledge so you can have more informed, insightful discussions with your financial advisors before the year ends.

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    Topics: Contractor Challenges, Contractor, Contractor Tips, Contractor Operating Tips, Construction Productivity

    Improving Client Relationships With CRM In The Construction Industry

    Posted by Sharie DeHart on Fri, Nov 15, 2019

    Many complex moving parts are involved in operating a profitable construction company, but at its core, business success hinges on just one thing: customer relationships. 
     
    This is why Customer Relationship Management software is vital for contractors who want to grow their business.
     
    A CRM solution helps your construction company nurture and improve client relationships by maintaining centralized data on all your leads and existing clients. With access to a history of customer transactions and communications, your team can make their next move with confidence while offering highly personalized customer service.
     
    Construction business owners know that to find a loyal client base, they have to stand out from their competitors. One of the best and easiest ways to do that is to have outstanding customer service. How you treat your customers reflects your entire business. People think positively about companies that treat their customers and clients well. 
     
     
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    Topics: Contractor Challenges, Contractor, Contractor Tips, Contractor Operating Tips, Construction Productivity

    Inbox Productivity - Email Management For Your Construction Company

    Posted by Sharie DeHart on Fri, Nov 08, 2019

    Be honest: is email helping or harming your construction business?
     
    Remember when email was new and novel, and everyone thought it would vastly improve communication while freeing up time? It did improve communication - especially in the construction industry, where you have a team working on the field and in the office - on some levels, and freed up employee time at first. Now, however, email has become a productivity killer.
     
    Construction business owners and workers have to wade through hundreds of emails in their inbox each day. Many contractors working on-site, choose to deal with email as it comes in rather than all at once. This takes the focus off their work and makes it difficult to concentrate on their tasks.
     
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    Topics: Contractor Challenges, Contractor, Contractor Tips, Contractor Operating Tips, Construction Productivity

    Proven Tax Reducing Opportunities For Your Construction Company

    Posted by Randal DeHart on Fri, May 10, 2019

    Accounting has two sides:

    Internal Accounting (Management Accounting) - for making money. Its purpose is to help you operate and grow your business profitability.

    External Accounting (Tax Accounting) - for paying taxes. Its purpose is to prepare tax forms, report your income, and make sure you pay your fair share of taxes.

    Understanding the difference will impact your company's financial health and wealth. Both groups of accountants must know the relationship between your internal bookkeeping and the Internal Revenue Service, and the importance of paying the right amount of taxes. There are a lot of professional bookkeepers, accountants, and tax preparers and they all serve a different role in your business.

     

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    Topics: Contractor Sucess, Contractor Tips, Contractor Operating Tips, Construction Productivity

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