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Would Having Profit And Growth Consultant Help You?
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 until 2000 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.
Here are some three tips that could help you in deciding on a 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
There Are Two Approaches Consultants Use With Contractors
The Everything You Do Is Wrong Approach - Your website is horrible! Your marketing is terrible! Your bookkeeping is a mess; your entire approach to running a business is the worst one ever in the history of the world! You need to make immediate and expensive changes now before everything comes crashing down on your head!
This Approach Focuses On Producing Negative Results - And it is very popular with book-smart Gurus with all the answers who have never run a construction business or faced the challenges of making a payroll on Friday afternoon when there is no money in the bank on Wednesday morning! One of the Universal Laws has to do with you getting what you focus on, and this approach brings more pain in your life and your business.
The Holistic Approach - You are a perfect being operating in a perfect place at the perfect time, and you are on a never ending journey becoming all you were created to be. You will encounter many worthy guides, teachers, mentors and consultants who will support you on your different paths, times and phases of your quest. It is important you work with someone who has been where you are now because you deserve to be wealthy because you bring value to other people's lives.
Our Approach Focuses On Positive Results - And it not at all attractive because it is believes consultants do not have all the answers. He or she is simply a guide who has the humility to let you teach them all you know about running your business before exploring ways to improve it. After all, prescription before diagnosis is malpractice. Again one of the Universal Laws has to do with getting what you focus on, and this approach will bring more peace of mind into your life and your business.
You Have To Decide Which Way Is Best For You - We prefer the Holistic Approach because we believe a Creative Force put you on this earth for a reason, endowed you with gifts, talents, tools, strength, knowledge and wisdom and It expects you to make the most of it. Sometimes all you need is someone to talk too, who will actively listen and focus on you, your business and your needs.
We Have A Process, And We Know What To Do - Our Business Development Outline is a treasure map for us to work together and have fun discovering the how easy it is to get where you want and achieve your definition of success.
Together We Can Identify And Remove The Obstacles - That are distracting you from doing what you do best and achieving your definition of success.
Together We Can Discover Your Definition of Success - And that can provide you the foundation of your motivation to keep you going when things appear to be tough, which they never are, a struggle is an option.
I Talk A Lot About "Your Definition of Success" - Because everyone defines success differently. Some contractors want a combination of wealth, money, power and fame. Others want toys, trucks, SUV's, boats, snowmobiles. Some contractors want to travel and see the world. Where we start is you talk and I listen and take notes.
Think Of Your Construction Business - Like a raft on a river where parts of the journey are peaceful and calm because the river, (your Processes and Systems are working as you intended), because that part of your business is deep and wide.
Other Parts of The River - Are rough and hard to ride because you are being tossed around like a rag doll in big dog's mouth and turned every which way but loose, (your Processes and systems are not working as you intended), because that part of your business is shallow and narrow.
Here Is Your Next Step:
Option A - No Charge, call Sharie 206-361-3950 or firstname.lastname@example.org and schedule your no charge one-hour consultation. She will discuss whatever issues you are having with QuickBooks, and if it is appropriate, she will make recommendations to fix it.
Option B - Select one of the paid options below to meet with Randal DeHart, PMP, QPA, The Contractors Accountant and get a full in-depth analysis and review of whatever issues you are having with QuickBooks and any other part of your contracting company. To learn more about Randal click here.
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You Are Welcome To Schedule Large Packages Into Separate 1, 2 or 4 Hour Blocks Spread Out On Different Days
Randal DeHart, The Profit And Growth Specialist For Contractors Will:
Focus on you and your needs and everything about you and your company and anything else you want to discuss. Suggested topics include: S.W.O.T Analysis, Current Challenges, Marketing, Your Concerns, Your Goals, What You Want, QuickBooks Job Costing, QuickBooks Reports, QuickBooks Setup, Anything And Everything QuickBooks Related, Everything in this meeting needs to be all about you; because sometimes all a contractor needs is someone to listen.
- We can meet at our office at 19909 64th Ave West Suite 201, Second Floor, Lynnwood, WA 98036
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We can meet remotely via Skype, and if needed we can connect on an online screen sharing. Randal will call you at the appointed time.
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 to diagnose and understand your construction company. Then together you and I can develop a unique plan to help you achieve your goals. 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.
Need A Mentor? - Someone who has been were you want to go and can guide you. We would like to be that person for you. Fill out the form on the right or call Sharie 206-361-3950 or email email@example.com and schedule your no charge one-hour consultation
For Construction Company Owners who do not need the full power of QuickBooks for contractors and want 24/7 online access we offer Xero Accounting Online and we have custom setup for construction companies. Click Here For More.
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+