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    Managing Payment Terms For Your Construction Business Clients

    Posted by Sharie DeHart on Fri, Nov 04, 2022

    Getting paid correctly and on time by customers can be a constant frustration for business owners. Communicating your terms is the best way to ensure you aren't out of pocket – or are left chasing debtors.

    Investors, developers, and shrewd business people designed the most popular method - those who understand the concept of divide and conquer - it is when contractors get little or no down payment for a construction project, do all the work, including change orders, and then try to collect their money.

    What often happens is that contractors hate paperwork preferring to keep everything in their heads. Then when it comes time to collect their money, they have to re-sell the job and talk their customer into parting with their money.
     
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    Topics: Construction Company, Payment Collect, Payment Applications, Contractor, payment issues, Payment Terms

    Profit Draining Invoice Errors Contractors Make Without Realizing It

    Posted by Sharie DeHart on Fri, Apr 05, 2019

    Creating an invoice for the entire project seems like it is the simplest way to track payments and have the current balance. The harsh reality is that if all of the work is NOT done, accounts receivable is reflecting a balance due that is NOT REAL. Without proper tracking and matching of income and expenses, most construction companies never know if they made a profit until the job is over.

    However, due to your work’s nature, as construction contractors provide services on a per-job operation, issuing invoices make it all the more challenging and difficult than it has to be. The good news is that it doesn't have to stay that way. Consider the following invoicing errors contractors make and take actionable steps on how to avert them.


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    Topics: Invoicing, QuickBooks For Contractors, Construction Bookkeeping, Payment Applications

    QuickBooks Contractor Unique Payment Application Issues Solved

    Posted by Randal DeHart on Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Payment Applications For Residential Remodel & Commercial Tenant Improvement Contractors

    Simple Invoice

    This is a FREE form we developed for contractors all across the USA including Alaska and Hawaii to use on the jobsite and at their office because invoicing in QuickBooks can be difficult. This Simple Invoice can be customized, printed, faxed, e-mailed. And we use them as source documents for bookkeeping entries. 

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    Topics: Payment Applications

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