Blog

Ask the Expert  /  Blog

Getting a Yes From Your Surety
Construction accounting

Getting a Yes From Your Surety

Getting a “no” answer from a bonding agent or surety is frustrating. And it seems counter-intuitive, because you need the...
Read More
Make Life Easy, Steal this Cash Forecasting Template
Construction accounting

Make Life Easy, Steal this Cash Forecasting Template

Make Life Easy, Steal this Cash Forecasting Template   There’s been a lot of talk about cash forecasting recently. Whether...
Read More
What Can You Get Ready to Get Done?
Construction accounting

What Can You Get Ready to Get Done?

What can you get ready to get done? I’m a sci-fi lover, but I didn’t think I’d be in one....
Read More
Receiving Collection Calls Sucks–Here’s How to Handle Them
Construction accounting

Receiving Collection Calls Sucks–Here’s How to Handle Them

Receiving a collection call sucks. We've got 3 tricks to handle them. The last one’s the best.   For most...
Read More
Avoid This When Investing in Your Business
Construction accounting

Avoid This When Investing in Your Business

Avoid This When Investing in Your Business A.K.A. How much do I have available to spend on assets? As a...
Read More
Three Ridiculously Easy Ways to Increase Profitability in Construction Companies
Construction accounting

Three Ridiculously Easy Ways to Increase Profitability in Construction Companies

Three Ridiculously Easy Ways to Increase Profitability in Your Construction Company Have you ever wanted the “easy button?” Who doesn’t?!...
Read More
3 Mistakes Construction Contractors Make–And a Tool to Help
Construction accounting

3 Mistakes Construction Contractors Make–And a Tool to Help

Three Mistakes Construction Companies Make in Their Business Construction contractors are tough, resilient, and relentless at building a successful business. ...
Read More
Monthly Missions: Year In Review
Construction accounting

Monthly Missions: Year In Review

My favorite holiday is New Years.  I love it. I love the reflection and planning that comes with a new...
Read More
Managing the Winter Cash Flow Blues
Cash Management Monthly Mission

Managing the Winter Cash Flow Blues

Have you ever put on lipstick to kiss a check? Well, I have.  There were a few times that a...
Read More
Monthly Mission:  Tax Planning and Teenagers
Construction accounting

Monthly Mission: Tax Planning and Teenagers

After this Tax Planning segment in All Access, you’ll have the timing down, a checklist of items to gather and...
Read More
Monthly Mission: Job Closeout Checklist
Construction accounting Monthly Mission Productivity

Monthly Mission: Job Closeout Checklist

Have you ever had a job that would never end? Back in our construction contractor days, we used to joke...
Read More
Monthly Mission:  Seek and Find Your Unbilled Jobs or Incomplete Billings
Construction accounting Monthly Mission

Monthly Mission: Seek and Find Your Unbilled Jobs or Incomplete Billings

Ever had that nagging voice in your head saying, “I hope we’ve billed all our jobs….I think we billed all...
Read More
Monthly Mission:  Feeling Overwhelmed and the Power of 48 Minutes
Construction accounting

Monthly Mission: Feeling Overwhelmed and the Power of 48 Minutes

Have you ever felt completely overwhelmed by your to-do list, or the people calling you, or the growing number of...
Read More
Monthly Mission:  Cash Management Checkup
Cash Management Monthly Mission

Monthly Mission: Cash Management Checkup

There are three times a year that we like to focus on cash management in a commercial construction company: Late...
Read More
Monthly Mission: Making Sure You Are On Track!
Monthly Mission

Monthly Mission: Making Sure You Are On Track!

Are you on track to hit your 2019 goals?  May is the month to do a checkup of your financial...
Read More
Monthly Mission – Building Your Record Retention Policy
Construction accounting Monthly Mission

Monthly Mission – Building Your Record Retention Policy

It is time for Spring Cleaning!  Now is the time of year when we clear out old records, organize the...
Read More
Monthly Mission:  Measure Your Balance Sheet To Improve Your Surety Relationship
Monthly Mission

Monthly Mission: Measure Your Balance Sheet To Improve Your Surety Relationship

It’s that time of year!  Larger jobs are on the horizon and the goal is building backlog.  Many of these...
Read More
Break-even Analysis Part II – Going Beyond Break-even
Monthly Mission

Break-even Analysis Part II – Going Beyond Break-even

In this month’s Monthly Mission, the goal was to calculate your break-even point and compare calculated revenue to your backlog...
Read More
What Is Job Costing? A Simple Example
Construction accounting Contractor accounting

What Is Job Costing? A Simple Example

Job costing is the accounting function that tracks revenues and costs by job. Why is this important?  It allows you...
Read More
Monthly Mission:  Know Your Break-Even Revenue
Monthly Mission

Monthly Mission: Know Your Break-Even Revenue

Warning:  This post contains math! How much revenue do I need to break even? This is one of the top...
Read More
1 2 3