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Episode 0001: Intro To Contractors Success Map Podcast

Back office support can make or break your construction company and that’s where we come in. We can do you the most good by bringing order to your chaotic contractors bookkeeping mess! Most of our clients come to us because they believed they needed someone to straighten up their contractors bookkeeping services system, help them get current on quarterly payroll tax filings, sales tax returns and a variety of other tax issues. That is only the tip of the iceberg! 

Episode 0002:  Mission Statement Fast Easy Accounting

Our Primary Mission Is The Men And Women Who are participating in the greatest industry on earth, the construction industry. You dedicate your lives to helping your customers and clients with one of the three primary needs everyone has; housing. Not only housing as a place to live but also the places we work, worship, shop and the roads, bridges, highways and utilities that make civilization possible.

We Are Your Advocate helping you achieve your definition of success. You deserve to be wealthy because you add value to other people's lives.

Episode 0003: Get The Most From Your One Hour No Charge Consultation

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Outsourced Contractors Accounting But Were Afraid To Ask Because You Believed It Costs A Lot Of Money And You Cannot Afford It!

Episode 0004: Construction Definitions A-F

Why I'm Sharing These Construction Definitions With You:

#1 Break down the barriers of communication

#2 Create a common language of understanding

#3 Bring you, the listener, into the inner circle

#4 Add a bit of humor to your day

Episode 0005: Construction Definitions G-O

Episode 0006: Construction Definitions P-Z

Episode 0007: Contractors Who We Help

Owning and operating a construction company is a challenge. Knowing when and whom you can trust to ask for advice is tricky. We do not have all of the answers and we cannot help you "Get Rich Quick".

We have several decades of combined experience and expertise in owning and operating successful construction companies just like yours and providing worthwhile guidance to a number of contractors just like you.

Our primary specialty is Construction Accounting and using the reports provided to unlock the potential of your particular construction company with our system or Contractor Success M.A.P.

Episode 0008: How We Help Contractors

What is the process? What can you expect? Should you contact us or should you wait until we contact you? However we contact each other, you can expect a friendly construction accountant who understands contactors and construction, someone who likes to talk on the phone and listen to you and wants to hear what you have to say. We have a passion and a calling to help construction contractors  

Episode 0009: Next Step For Contractors

The first phone call your initial phone consultation is the starting point of our mutual relationship. We may receive an initial request for information by email, fax or in person however ongoing phone support is an important part of the process – it helps clarify things for both parties and can help put your mind at ease.

Episode 0010: Is Your Contracting Company Too Small?

Several Of Our Best Contractor Clients Came From Bookkeepers Who Overcharged Them Because Their Company Was Too Small. Has this happened to you or someone you know? If so call Sharie at 206-361-3950 and let's talk!

Episode 0011: FAQ Contractors Bookkeeping Services

You Have Three Choices Regarding Your Contractors Bookkeeping And Accounting Service

#1 - Do it all yourself

#2 - Hire A Bookkeeper

#3 - Outsource It

Number One makes sense if you have 10,000+ hours of training and practice required to master Construction Accounting.

Number Two would make sense if it was not so risky and cost so much. I invite you download a Bookkeeper Hiring Guide which has some of the same checklists we use when hiring a new construction bookkeeper. And it would really help if you knew about some of Traits of Bad Bookkeepers.

Number Three can be the least expensive and most financially rewarding or the most expensive of the three options. I invite you download a Contractors Bookkeeping Service Hiring Guide. The key is to make sure you are getting a firm that has a team of people who understand construction bookkeeping and accounting servicing your account, not just one lonely bookkeeper lost and confused 10% of the time and winging it the other 90% of the time. Finally, if your contracting company is the USA for goodness sakes make sure all of your contractors accounting and bookkeeping stays in the USA and preferably in a commercial office and not somebody’s house or garden shed.

Episode 0012: FAQ QuickBooks For Contractors

Lots of frequently asked questions regarding QuickBooks for contractors answered here.

Episode 0013: FAQ Xero Accounting Online For Contractors

Lots of frequently asked questions regarding Xero Accounting Online for contractors answered here.

Episode 0014: TSheets Time Tracking For Construction

Tsheets is a great program for tracking time to each construction jobs and specific tasks or Schedule of Values on each job. For example if you are remodeling a house and want to track the time spent on demolition, framing, finish and clean-up. We can customize your QuickBooks setup to do that and more! We are Certified ProAdvisors For and we specialize in construction contractors.

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Episode 0015:The Four Types Of Construction Contractors

This is a lively and entertaining view of The Four Types Of Contractors as described by someone who was raised by contractors, became a contractor and loves contractors

Episode 0016: Why Contractors Hire Our Bookkeeping Services

Why have one lonely bookkeeper struggling to keep up with everything you need to operate and grow your contracting company when you can have a team of U.S. based professional construction accountants, bookkeepers and a virtual construction C.F.O. and save time and money?

Episode 0017: You Don't Need QuickBooks With Our Contractors Bookkeeping Services

You do not have to buy or operate QuickBooks or QuickBooks for contractors in order to outsource your construction bookkeeping. You can still enjoy our contractors bookkeeping services and have online access to your financial reports.

Episode 0018: No Long Term Contractors Bookkeeping Services Contracts

Some bookkeeping firms are pushing one and two-year bookkeeping service contracts and we believe that is wrong! If this is happening to you contact Sharie 206-361-3950 or right away! You will be glad you did!

Episode 0019: Contractors Bookkeeping Headache Relief

Are you suffering construction bookkeeping pain? Do you suspect your contractor bookkeeper - is overwhelmed trying to figure out how to do construction accounting and they are costing you more than they are worth in salary, fees and loss profits because you cannot get QuickBooks reports and financial reports when you need them?

Would you like to reduce your employee count and related overhead costs? Worse yet is your contractor bookkeeping service yanking your chain and training you like an organ grinder trains a monkey? Call Sharie 206-361-3950 or right away! You will be glad you did!

Episode 0020: Contractor Six Pack Marketing Secret

Warning! Contractor six pack marketing Can put you in a higher tax bracket! Because of all the money it can make you if you do it right...which means if you do it at all! Contractor six pack marketing is extremely powerful so be very careful with this one!

Episode 0021: Starting Your Contracting Company Part 1

You started a contracting company and discovered you need a contractor's license and bond and that's when you realized owning a contracting company costs real money an that is when it gets stressful.
You are not alone. Every year thousands of people just like you start contracting companies. Some of them are handyman services; general contractors, home builders, commercial tenant improvement contractors, electricians, plumbers, HAVA contractors and hundreds more.

Episode 0022: Starting Your Contracting Company Part 2

Episode 0023: Emerging Contractor Defined

Contracting is an excellent career choice for a select few it is a calling. A professional contractor may wear work boots, tool belt and a hard hat every day and they are on a mission to make our homes and businesses a better place to live, work and play. Who is an emerging contractor?

Episode 0024: Emerging Contractor Support

Emerging contractors welcome here. Any construction company that is ready to take a long hard look at what has worked not worked and map out a strategic plan for the future. This includes brand new contractors, seasoned contractors that have been in business since dirt was two days old and everyone in between. It is limited to construction companies with sales last year between $0 and $5,000,000 where the owners are actively involved in the company's operations.

Episode 0025: Contractors Add On Sales Increases Cash Flow And Profits

Why are add on sales so profitable? Because you have already incurred marketing and mobilization costs.

We Remove Contractor's Unique Paperwork Frustrations


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For Construction Company Owners who do not need the full power of a QuickBooks for contractors and want 24/7 online access we offer Xero Accounting Online, and we have a custom setup for construction companies. Click Here For More.

This Is One More Example of how Fast Easy Accounting is helping construction company owners all across the USA including Alaska and Hawaii 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 so stop missing out! Call Sharie 206-361-3950 or and schedule your no charge one-hour consultation. 

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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!

Thank You For Reading This Far, And I Hope You Understand we really do care about you and all contractors regardless of whether or not you ever hire our services.

Payroll, Taxes, Job Costing Fast Easy Accounting 206-361-3950

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.

Our Contractor Bookkeeping Services System Is A System

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About The Author:

Randal DeHart, PMP, QPA The Construction Accountant 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. 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 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. Check out our Contractor Success Map Podcast on iTunes and Follow Randal on Google+ 

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