Jun 26, 2015
Plan Your Work Then Work Your Plan - Who Has Time To Plan?
Easy To Say And Harder Than Jumping The Grand Canyon In Two Leaps!
Do you know of a contracting company that runs smoother than yours? They have the same challenges you do:
Until now putting together a formal Business Plan more painful than a dentist working on you without any painkiller.
We found the answer. A simple financial forecasting tool that
links to your Contractors QuickBooks file and does most
of the work for you and it's...PAINLESS!
Business Planning The Old Way:
We have developed hundreds of Business Plans. Some for our internal use for our contracting companies when we had them and for our contractor clients as well as clients in other industries outside of construction.
Every Business Plan required an enormous amount of time, money, blood, sweat, tears, foul language, banging of fists on table, aspirin and gallons of coffee and several painstaking hours of research to find comparative data of similar companies in the geographic area of the client company.
The good news is all the Business Plans we finished and the contractors used ended up generating some very healthy cash flows and profits. Most of the Business Plan projects were abandoned because the contractor wanted instant results and would not work with the Law of Growth.
Every successful farmer lives by the Law of Growth: Plant Seeds / Nurture Them / Harvest Crops / Sell Them. When you think about it, most farmers work all year and may only see a few paydays; yet each one is like winning the lottery.
We started writing Business Plans on pads of paper with pencils in the 1970's, then in the 1980's started using computers, in 2004 we finally found a Business Planning software that actually worked as promised called Business Plan Pro by Palo Alto Software headquartered in Eugene Oregon.
Business Planning The Fast Easy Way:
We stuck with Business Plan Pro until we discovered something even better called LivePlan, which is also offered by Palo Alto Software as a replacement for the old Business Plan Pro.
I met the requirements, attended the required classes and recently passed their rigorous exam to become an Expert Advisor Live Plan Certified.
What This Means For Your Contracting Company:
LivePlan auto-magically links to QuickBooks and updates the data several times a day. The key is having accurate data in QuickBooks and since we only offer this service to our Outsoruced QuickBooks Contractor Clients you know your QuickBooks is up-to-date and ready to go!
If you are not a client yet please contact Sharie 206-361-3950 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Once we setup your LivePlan then all you do
is login and review your reports, run "What If
Scenarios", generate cash flow forecasts, Key Performance
Indicator Reports and more.
Good News And Bad News:
If you or someone you know is a construction contractor, handyman, remodel contractor, sub-contractor or specialty contractor and located in the USA including Alaska and Hawaii then we can help because we have an team of professionals and a Contractors Bookkeeping System supporting you.
If you or someone you know has any other type of company please contact the good people at LivePlan and tell them I recommended you.
You don't have to engage our services, LivePlan is available to everyone. The only thing we bring to the table is the foundation of QuickBooks Key Performance Indicator Reports designed for construction companies and QuickBooks Setup designed specifically for contractors like you!
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.
I trust this will be of value to you and your feedback is always welcome at www.FastEasyAccounting.com/podcast
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 email@example.com
Thinking About Outsourcing Your Contractors Bookkeeping Services?
Click On The Link Below:
Need Help Now?
Call Sharie 206-361-3950
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 we really do care
about you and all contractors regardless of 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