Monthly Archives: July 2011

Seven Summer Projects That Can Heat Up Your Business

Summer is a great time for new projects that revitalize our lives. If your spouse or family is creative, you may have a lot of those summer projects that require your time and attention at your home this season. But what about a summer project for your business? It could be just the thing to spice up your business and help you rejuvenate your staff and your energy at work. Continue reading

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Estimating in QuickBooks

If you do job or project costing, then it’s important to use the Estimate feature in QuickBooks. But that feature is often underutilized for a few reasons. Could be lack of understanding how to work with the estimate template in QuickBooks. Could be that a spreadsheet or other software is used to actually determine the estimate, so why bother entering it in QuickBooks? Isn’t that an unnecessary step? No.
If your estimating is fairly simple, then usually the regular estimate form in QuickBooks works. You can enter your anticipated costs for the various items, mark it up and arrive at a number you want to charge your customer.
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Are You Guilty of These Job Costing Mistakes in QuickBooks?

I’m not sure I’ve ever had a client who needed to job or project cost, who wasn’t guilty of making some job cost mistakes. And in this challenging economy, that can be costly. So what are the mistakes I see them making? Continue reading

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In the Niche of Time

You’ve probably heard advice about how it helps to carve out a niche for your business. But did you know it will also save you a tremendous amount of time? Here’s why. Continue reading

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