Category Archives: Business Finance

REPORTS TO MONITOR JOB COSTS

You may be in the middle of your mad rush or just extremely busy right now. Either way, you have jobs in progress or already completed so it’s worth knowing just what job costing data you can pull from QuickBooks. Here are a few job cost reports to help you monitor your progress and profitability – perhaps some you didn’t know existed! Continue reading

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MARGIN VS MARKUP

When reviewing the job cost reports in QuickBooks and turning on the %, it’s important to know just what percentage you see in the report. Where this really jumps out is comparing the P & L for a particular job to the Job Profitability Detail report. You’ve probably noticed these percentages are not the same Continue reading

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5 Fast Ways to See Key Reporting with QuickBooks

You’re busy, you have information you need to see, but don’t want to spend all day getting it. Especially during your busy season! Here are 5 ways you can view multiple reports quickly Continue reading

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TRACKING VEHICLE AND EQUIPMENT COSTS

If you’re a landscaper or some other type of contractor, one of the important factors in estimating costs is recouping equipment & vehicle costs. There are 2 parts to equipment costs for jobs – what you need to cover for the cost of ownership for this piece of equipment (or vehicle or trailer) and how much it cost to use it on the job. Today let’s look at a way that might be useful in tracking the actual costs of you have a better idea in the future how to estimate. Continue reading

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Save Time with These Mobile Products

With today’s technology, we’re able to do so much more by web and smart devices.  You can save time (and not worry about forgetting), if you can jot down notes or handle details quickly.  And for many, QuickBooks is still … Continue reading

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Are Your Workers Contractors or Employees?

If you have workers in your business, you likely made a decision when you hired them as to whether they should be an employee or a contractor.  If all you hire is employees, then you have nothing to worry about.  … Continue reading

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Where Did All My Money Go? Understanding the Statement of Cash Flows

If you’re like most QuickBooks users, you rely on the Profit & Loss Standard report to monitor how your business is doing. However, you may have noticed that it rarely, if ever coincides with what’s in your bank account (hint: … Continue reading

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Two Helpful Cash Flow Products

Get paid quickly and easily – A product that you may find very helpful in getting customer payments is Bill and Pay.  Features that I like include: Customers can pay you online – with or without an account With customer … Continue reading

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5 More Ways to Get Paid Faster

Last time I discussed ways you can get paid faster that centered on invoicing and payments. Today I want to take a closer look at how to bring payments in sooner by using reports and other features in QuickBooks to … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Get Paid Faster Pt. 1

Who doesn’t want to have money coming in sooner – especially this time of year? While there are a few general practices that come with an industry, maybe it’s time to make a few changes. Invoice quickly. The sooner the … Continue reading

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