Category Archives: Construction

How do I track projects in QBO?

How do I track projects in QBO house

You are running multiple jobs simultaneously in your construction business. You want to: Organize and track costs by project Bill reimbursements to your customers with ease  Ensure you are charging enough for your services But project management software seems complicated to learn and expensive to purchase. Did you know that you can track projects in […]

Why do I need to start a new file?

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Having accurate accounting data is absolutely crucial to the long-term success of your business. Especially in the construction business, accurate accounting is the key to growing your profitability, preventing fraud, monitoring costs, and keeping your clients happy throughout the course of a project. Bad or inaccurate data, on the other hand, could lead to disaster.  […]

Eliminate Paper with Google Drive

paper airplane paper with Google Drive

Before becoming a virtual accountant, I worked in an accounting department for a development firm. One of the larger divisions of this firm was the custom construction of single-family homes. The craftsmanship of the final project was spectacular. Processing and filing the build paperwork? Not so much. One custom home could have several boxes of […]

Construction Payroll- Gusto to the Rescue!

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We are continuing our series on those in the trades – specifically construction – and one area that those in the trades have special consideration is payroll. Payroll can feel hard. We get it. In the construction field, there are other factors to consider such as where your employees are, what jobs they are working […]

The Modern Contractor’s Toolbox

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Every skilled craftsman carries a toolbox. Big or small, a toolbox stores all the tools you need for the project at hand. It protects your tools from damage and keeps them organized, which can save you valuable time. Technology has brought many changes to trade businesses. As a result, the traditional toolbox for contractors has […]

Contractors: Three Challenges Solved by Xero

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This month we are featuring construction contractors. We love working with construction contractors and you could even say we specialize in working with contractors. Contractors face some unique challenges. Today we will talk about three challenges that contractors might face and how tools in Xero can help solve these challenges. Invoicing and Getting Paid Quickly We […]