Construction Bookkeeping Tips

27 Things You Can Do For Your Business Instead of Bookkeeping

Construction Bookkeeping Tips Looking for construction bookkeeping tips? Here’s one – don’t. Contractors are not bookkeepers. We’ve had many clients come to Apparatus asking for bookkeeping help. At minimum, these guys are spending at least four hours a week on their books. Even if you’re spending just an hour a week on your books, it’s…

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What are the 4 business roles?

The Best Role For A Contracting Business Owner

How Delegators Save Time, Gain Focus, and See Success How is your business running? More importantly, which of the four business roles are you playing to keep it running? The 4 Business Roles Are you a Laborer, Contributor, Supervisor, or Delegator? I’m willing to bet 80% of our readers fall into one or more of the…

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CRM for Contractors and Construction Project Management Tools

CRMs for Contractors

CRM for Contractors and Project Management Tools CRM for contractors, or Customer Relationship Management tools, are becoming more popular than ever in the construction and contracting industries. This trend is partially due to the wide accessibility of digital technology and smart phones. It’s also a result of the number of contractors getting serious about refining their…

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Referral Program Ideas to Grow Your Business

Referrals: Your Secret Growth Weapon

How Referrals Can Boost Your Business A great referral program can end up delivering a huge portion of your overall sales. Even better, once set up, this lucrative marketing engine runs almost entirely on its own. This frees up your precious time for other activities and initiatives. Unfortunately, many small contracting companies get lost when…

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Contract Writing Basics

Contract Writing for Contractors

The Basics of Contract Writing Successful contractors recognize when the time comes to operate using written contracts instead of simple handshakes. Contract writing is not for everyone, and even those who do it well don’t necessarily enjoy it! Nevertheless, contracts are a crucial part of your contracting business. Contracts legally protect your work performed. They…

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Social Media for General Contractors

The Best Social Media Tools for Contractors

Social Media for General Contractors Every small business should incorporate social media in to their marketing strategy. Social media for general contractors is no exception. Social media shines visibility on your construction business through digital platforms, for little to no cost. There are more than a few social media platforms out there, but we think…

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The Benefits of Outsourcing Bookkeeping and Accounting

Why Outsource Bookkeeping?

The benefits of outsourcing bookkeeping and accounting offer numerous advantages for construction industry contractors over competitors who don’t outsource. In this blog, we’ll identify some of the benefits of outsourcing bookkeeping and accounting as well as offer some suggestions on what you can do with the time and money saved in the process. Benefits of…

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How to Deal with Difficult Customers

How to Deal with Difficult Customers

Every contractor knows that you just can’t win every customer. Customers and clients always enter each situation with their own perspectives, experiences, and expectations. It’s nearly impossible to ensure that each client has the perfect experience that you strive to provide. Nonetheless, it’s also important to learn how to deal with difficult customers and to…

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Brand Communication Strategy

Branding Your Communication

Brand Communication Strategy to Establish Credibility As a contractor and small business owner you’re probably familiar with the word “branding”. Branding is a marketing term that refers to the efforts a business makes to establish its voice, message, and mission in everything they do. A business’s identity is spoken and showcased through its brand which…

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IRS Empoloyee Vs Independent Contractor

IRS Employee Vs Independent Contractor Reclassification

IRS employee vs independent contractor reclassification is sometimes necessary as your business evolves. In this blog we’ll demonstrate how to protect your business and stay in IRS compliance. How to Reclassify Your Workers to Stay in Compliance As a general contractor, you’re familiar with and successful at running jobs and completing projects. This is in…

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