Calculate the total cost of hiring new staff before you make your move to increase the size of your team.
A step-by-step guide for creating an outline budget or an itemized budget, depending on your company's size and complexity.
Lump-sum pricing focuses on costs and can make it difficult to explain pricing to clients. In today's competitive market, consider the alternative: flexible pricing.
BlackBerry-bound supervisors will appreciate the new PocketClock/GPS time clock and management tool for the smartphone.
Get back to good estimating and job costing to offer accurate pricing on your jobs.
By now your 2009 budget should be nearly complete — how does it look? Are you making the money you, as owner, need to make?
Being "too busy to plan" and map out strategies to rework structural shortcomings within your business will see you paying the consequences for a long time to come.
Can you explain what costs should be included when estimating a project and what percent I should be using for markup? And should I mark up smaller jobs more than large jobs?
Don’t be afraid of open-book management, says one remodeler whose profits, productivity, and staff cohesiveness are stronger as a result of showing his employees the numbers – right down to his own compensation.
Industry consultant Leslie Shiner shares tips on how to add labor burden into your employees' hourly rates.