(PRWEB) May 7, 2005
Construction contractors looking for effective strategies to earn and save money on their projects can find a surprisingly easy solution in ÂHow to Keep Thousands More in Your PocketsÂ A Guide for ContractorsÂ. This free informative report shares techniques that can help contractors estimate jobs more accurately, so they can win more bids and complete the jobs more cost-effectively.
ÂBuilding contractors will find that this information will make a difference on how they estimate and job cost their jobs, says Nick Hurd, the guideÂs author and a lead developer with Litening Software, which has been developing software for the construction industry since 1977. ÂIf they follow the steps outlined in this report they canÂt help but make money on their jobs.Â
ÂHow to Keep Thousands More in Your PocketsÂ is designed to help specialty, remodeling and other contractors implement a computerized job costing system they can easily adjust from job to job. ÂA difference of even a few cents per unit can add hundreds or even thousands of dollars when you consider the volume that even a moderate-sized contractor handles each year,Â the report states. ÂSmall errors can turn into big chunks of profit lost without you even realizing where the money is going.Â
Hurd feels that ÂHow to Keep Thousands More in Your PocketsÂ offers small and medium-sized contractors much-needed insight that can sharpen their business survival skills. ÂMost small contractors are living a hand-to-mouth existence because they donÂt effectively job cost their projects.Â
The report explains in detail how to use identical sections in job costing and estimating to achieve an Âapples-to-applesÂ comparison of actual and budgeted costs. It also discusses the importance of using accounting software, such as QuickBooks, to keep track of these important details. ÂOur goal is to provide an estimating system that not only aids the estimating process, but also creates simplified budgets in QuickBooks so they actually track their costs,Â Hurd explains. ÂTracking costs and knowing what you need to charge to make money is the key to the long-term survival of small contractors.Â
The estimating and tracking solutions discussed in HurdÂs guide are available as a complete solution in his companyÂs LiteningFast Estimating software. The product helps contractors estimate jobs more quickly, easily and accurately than manual systems. LiteningFast Estimating also creates simplified budgets in QuickBooks to make tracking job costs much easier. The popular software was introduced in 1994 and currently has 4,000 users.
ÂHow to Keep Thousands More in Your PocketÂ A Guide for ContractorsÂ can be downloaded at no charge from http://www.expert-estimating.com/report. For more information about the special report or estimating software, contact Nick Hurd directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-211-4931.