Streamline Your Contracting Company Operations With Our Free Checklist
You are an intelligent Contractor which means you know how to operate your construction company and the biggest barrier to your success is getting your employees to do what you want them to do, when you want them to do it, and do it the way you know works best.
Contractors who are Process Dependent Vs. People Dependent always makes more money and enjoys more freedom and peace of mind over Construction Company owners who are in constant chaos making the same decisions over and over.
The difference between Success and Failure is simple and easy. Change a few simple things in your thinking and what you will tolerate and you can change your construction company and make dramatic improvements in your cash flow, profitability and the amount of freedom and enjoyment you will get out of your life.
Success - Is a few simple disciplines practiced everyday!
Failure - Is a few simple errors repeated every day!
The first step to moving your construction company from a People-Dependent-Chaotic-Neurotic-Maddening-Disorganized-Money-Losing-Life-Sucking-Money-Pit to a Process-Dependent-Money-Machine is developing simple checklists and expanding them over the course of time. Download the Operations template here (it will open automatically in your desktop Word application, as seen in the video below), or a more comprehensive FREE Contractor's Toolkit here).
Next watch the video below to see how to use the checklist to start getting results in your construction company right away.
If You Want Highly Qualified And Experienced Mentors To Guide You Step-By-Step In Setting Up A Working Business Process Management System For Your Construction Company Contact Sharie 206-361-3950 email@example.com
Do you own and operate a small construction company? Have you ever wondered if having a consultant with construction expertise to call on and ask questions would help you? Are you concerned you cannot afford one?
When my partner, Sharie DeHart and I, were running construction and plumbing service and repair businesses beginning in the early 1970's and we felt we did not need to pay anybody to tell us what to do because we knew exactly what to do.
After several very painful and extremely costly mistakes we found the adage "Experience Is The Best Teacher...And The Most Expensive" to be oh so true!
We found ourselves, our family, employees and suppliers were all riding on our Roller Coaster of Surprises, some good, some bad. On occasion we would wake up screaming bloody murder only to discover it was the middle of the afternoon and we were not asleep!
After a while we decided perhaps there was truth in the adage "If you think education is expensive, try ignorance". I will admit I was a bit arrogant thinking since I was raised in a family of contractors that I knew a lot about construction. In fact I knew quite a bit about what Michael Gerber calls "Working In The Business But Not On The Business"
At that point in the late 1970's we decided to move to The Merry-Go-Round of a business with a Strategic Plan that could grow-up and provide us with a more predictable result
Books, Tapes, Seminars and Guru's
For the next several years we added a combined total of over 4,000 books, cassette tapes, VHS video tapes, workbooks, and several hundred handouts from every How-To-Do-It guru we could find.
And we were still not getting anywhere fast because the seminars are like energy drinks, they pump you up and after a week or two in the real world we were beaten down again. It was a roller coaster again.
Be, Do, Have
In time we found several consultants and professionals some good, some bad, some nightmares and one in particular kept repeating Be, Do, Have. Be the person, Do the work, Have the results.
In life we produce reasons or results and, reasons don’t count. Having experienced success and failure a number of times this message slowly sinked into my head.
We discovered that success came fast and easy when we engage the services of mentors that are skilled in construction because they were where we wanted to be.
We even hired a few consultants that were worthless because they had no construction experience and could only teach what they had learned in university or by hanging around hyped up seminar presenters selling Get-Rich-Quick-Schemes to rooms full of desperate people.
Tips To Find The Right Contractor Profit And Growth Consultant:
Make sure they have hands on experience in your profession. Preferably a Journeyman License, Certifications or some kind of external proof of their experience.
Though the dogs (people who think you should tough it out and go it alone) may bark the caravan (long line of successful people with consultants on their team) moves on.
Choose wisely the six people you spend the most of your time with as leveling is always occurring http://www.fasteasyaccounting.com/blog/bid/101440/How-Leveling-Makes-Construction-Business-Owners-Wealthy
Does your consulting sessions take place in a safe nurturing environment?
Is what you think, believe or feel is important the topic of conversation?
Are you judged or criticized for anything you say or do?
Is your consultant brainstorming with you on a management to management level about your issues and concerns?
Does your consultant suggest working with a Board of Advisors?
Do you feel you can do a brain dump in a safe nurturing environment?
Are your specific problems and/or issues being addressed?
We would like the opportunity to work with you
We will spend a full hour with you at no charge so that both of us can determine if we are a good fit. Afterwards if there is mutual agreement to move forward we will customize a program to fit your budget and your needs.
As a part of our program we will complete our analysis and present you a report on a regular basis:
You decide what to do with the information
You make changes or stay the same
You want to some show and tell, visual people
You may want RD to tour your facility or office
You may decide to have us setup 5x5x5 QuickBooks KPI Reports
It is not about what we think, believe or feels is important
The focus is always on you, what you think, believe or feel is important
We offer Trust / Competence / Understanding
We Remove Contractor's Unique Paperwork Frustrations
This Is Only The Tip - Of the Iceberg. Everything we publish in our blog posts, articles in other websites, and anything you can find on the web is nothing compared to what is available to you as our client. We show only the basic tools to open your mind to the possibilities that are available to you. The best finish carpentry tools in the hands of a golf professional without proper carpentry training will not produce anything near to what a skilled finish carpenter can. The same can be said about the best construction business consulting and accounting tools in the hands of a skilled finish carpenter. And I say that with respect and admiration for everyone in construction.
When You Become A Client - Then we can tap into our resources of knowledge and strategy banks. We use the reports hidden in your QuickBooks in order to diagnose and understand your construction business and develop plans and help you implement a path to success for you and you alone because every contractor has unique Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (S.W.O.T. Analysis) that when understood can lead to a Strategic Roadmap which cannot help but make a lot of money.
If You Are A Contractor You Deserve To Be Wealthy
Because You Bring Value To Other People's Lives!
This Is One More Example of how Fast Easy Accounting is helping construction company owners just like you put more money in the bank to operate and grow your construction company. Construction accounting is not rocket science; it is a lot harder than that and a lot more valuable to people like you and me so stop missing out! Call Sharie 206-361-3950 or firstname.lastname@example.org and schedule your no charge one-hour consultation.
Profitable Contractors and Construction Company owners have known about the value of outsourced bookkeeping services and contractor coaching services like ours for a long time and now you know about it too!
We Scan Your Receipts And Invoices link the appropriate transactions to QuickBooks or Xero Accounting Online depending on the construction accounting service you are using and provide ongoing Cloud Based Contractors Bookkeeping Services by accountants who understand construction.
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About The Author:
Randal DeHart, PMP, QPA is the co-founder of Business Consulting And Accounting in Lynnwood Washington. He is the leading expert in outsourced construction bookkeeping and accounting services for small construction companies across the USA. He is experienced as a Contractor, Project Management Professional, Construction Accountant, Intuit ProAdvisor, QuickBooks For Contractors Expert and Xero Accounting Specialist and Bill.Com Certified Guru. This combination of experience and skill sets provides a unique perspective which allows him to see the world through the eyes of a contractor, Project Manager, Accountant and construction accountant. This quadruple understanding is what sets him apart from other Intuit ProAdvisors and Xero accountants to the benefit of all of the construction contractors he serves across the USA. Visit http://www.fasteasyaccounting.com/randal-dehart/ to learn more.
Our Co-Founder Randal DeHart - Is a Certified PMP (Project Management Professional) with several years of construction project management experience. His expertise is construction accounting systems engineering and process development. His exhaustive study of several leading experts including the work of Dr. W. Edward Deming, Michael Gerber, Walter A. Shewhart, James Lewis and dozens of others was the foundation upon which our Construction Bookkeeping System is based and continues to evolve and improve. Follow Randal on Google+
PS: For The Do-It-Yourself Construction Bookkeeper Our Store Has Chock-Full Of QuickBooks Setup Templates, QuickBooks Chart of Accounts And More.
Most Contractors Setup QuickBooks Desktop Version In One Of Three Ways:
#1 EZ Step Interview inside QuickBooks Setup
#2 Asked Their Tax Accountant To Setup QuickBooks
#3 They Attended A How To Setup QuickBooks Class Or Seminar
And QuickBooks Does Not Work The Way They Want It Too!
Sharie DeHart, QPA, is the President of Business Consulting And Accounting (Fast Easy Accounting) in Lynnwood, Washington. She is the leading expert in managing outsourced construction bookkeeping and accounting services companies and cash management accounting for small construction companies across the USA. She encourages Contractors and Construction Company Owners to stay current on their tax obligations. She offers insights on managing the remaining cash flow to operate and grow their construction company sales and profits so they can put more money in the bank. Call 1-800-361-1770 or email@example.com.