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Job Costing Advantages & Disadvantages: Is It Right for Your Construction Company?

Owning a company is like owning anything else: you love some aspects of it, and you despise others. We hear about the best and worst parts of ownership/leadership all the time, and everyone seems to agree that the worst part is managing accounting. (The...

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What Percentage of Construction Costs Is Labor? Pricing Your Bids Correctly

Sometimes there’s truth to the old adage that if you want something done right, you do it yourself. And usually that’s when you’re working on a passion project that requires your own individual creativity. But smart business owners with growth mindsets...

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Accounting for Your Construction Company: Common Mistakes to Avoid

No matter what industry you’re in, accounting is one of those critical tasks that requires diligence and attention to detail. Needless to say, it’s not usually the favorite activity for most business owners or managers. Accounting for a construction...

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How to Plan and Create a Construction Budgeting Analysis In 4 Steps

Lincoln Logs, Legos, K'Nex, Erector Sets—remember how fun it was to create the structure of your dreams with any one of these building toys? As long as you had enough pieces, the possibilities seemed endless. And the best part was that you didn't need to...

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Construction Accounting Basics for Contractors

A day in the life of a contractor is a busy one. You’re up early to answer emails and sort through paperwork before heading to a jobsite. From there your day is full of meetings with subcontractors, reviewing the progress they’ve made, and making sure...

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