Mar 27, 2015
But It Can Be Made Into One For Contractors With Annual Sales Volume Between $0 Start Up And $10,000,000
Did you buy QuickBooks thinking it was “Quick” at keeping the “Books” for your Contracting Company and got very frustrated with it because it was neither? You are not alone!
The question a lot of contractors ask is "Does anybody out there understand how to do the bookkeeping for my Construction Company?"
It is not your fault QuickBooks fault, your spouse’s fault or your bookkeeper’s fault or anyone else’s fault. QuickBooks was built upon the foundation of very simplistic single-entry bookkeeping software called “Quicken” built on DOS.
Quicken was developed for regular people, not businesses, to have an electronic check register for keeping track of bank balances without having to use those tiny manual paper registries that come with every box of blank checks?
When Quicken was released it was immediately popular and very soon a lot of small businesses started using it and started asking the parent company Intuit for a business version of Quicken.
Intuit responded to market demand and released “QuickBooks” which is double entry bookkeeping software for business.
QuickBooks was better by far than anything was at the time because it was inexpensive and easy to figure out. However, like most things, it got big and better and the growing pains were horrible.
If you Google “Construction Accounting Software” the results are over 20,000,000. Construction trade journals list over 4,000 construction accounting software programs that actually work well for the construction industry.
Enterprise level contractors with 100+ employees need to invest several million dollars to buy implement and install construction accounting software.
Professional level contractors with 50-100 employees need to invest several hundred thousand dollars to buy implement and install construction accounting software.
Professional level contractors with 20-50 employees can easily buy implement and install QuickBooks For Contractors Enterprise version for roughly $25,000.
All other contractors with 1-20 employees can purchase QuickBooks For Contractors Premier for around $500 and install it themselves or hire a construction accounting professional to setup QuickBooks for their particular need.
QuickBooks is designed to be the low price leader in Construction Accounting Software and that is O.K. because it is very customizable if you know how to do it.
We have thousands of webpages chock full of FREE information and FREE Forms you can download which is available in public and online.
I trust this podcast helps you understand that outsourcing your contractors bookkeeping services to us is about more than just “doing the bookkeeping”; it is about taking holistic approach to your entire construction company and helping support you as a contractor and as a person.
We understand the good, bad and the ugly about owning and operating construction companies because we have had several of them and we sincerely care about you and your construction company!
That is all I have for now and if you have listened this far please do me the honor of commenting and rating podcast www.FastEasyAccounting.com/podcast Tell me what you liked, did not like, tell it as you see it because your feedback is crucial and I thank you in advance.
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This is one more example of how Fast Easy Accounting is helping construction company owners across the USA including Alaska and Hawaii put more money in the bank to operate and grow your construction company. Construction accounting is not rocket science; it is a lot harder than that and a lot more valuable to construction contractors like you so stop missing out and call Sharie 206-361-3950 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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In closing, I want to caution you that we may or may not be a good fit for your contracting company. This guide will help you learn what to look for in outsourced construction accounting.
Thank you very much and I hope you understand
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whether or not you ever hire our services.
Bye for now until our next episode here on the Contractors Success MAP Podcast.
Randal DeHart | Contractors Accountant