Estimating

4.9-estimating

DO YOU KNOW HOW...

...every time you prepare an estimate or proposal, you wonder if this is going to be the one that comes back to bite you? You wonder what is the difference between Mark-Up and Margin? Estimates are based on hope, profits are based on luck?

WELL, IMAGINE INSTEAD...

...that you have put together an up-to-date database that calculates the correct margin on the products and labor you are bidding, that will allow you easily to track budget-to-actual on each job, a program that will let you adjust that margin to maximize your profits on every sale.

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Break-Even CalculatorJob Profitability WorksheetCalculate Your P&L MarginsBuilding Cost AnalysisBuilding Cost BenchmarksLabor Burden Calculator

TRAINING

Defining Overhead and ProfitMark-Up vs. Margin Labor Burden Calculator Digging a Hole By DiscountingDon't Discount Your Price!! Break-Even FormulaBreak-Even Formula

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Initial Specifications

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Initial SpecificationsInitial Specifications Introduction Building Cost Benchmarks

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The EstimatorPRO Platform Estimating Software(free course)Build Your Own Excel Estimate Spreadsheet

TRAINING

Estimate the JobThe Existential EstimateEstimate for More Sales, Bigger ProfitsEnhance Your Sales ProcessEstimatorPRO OverviewUnderstand the DatabaseSet Up the Contact DatabaseSet Up the Estimate FileStart an EstimateComplete the Take-OffThe Detail SheetComplete the EstimateCreate the ProposalHandle Allowances

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Crib Sheet - How Do I...?(free course)Sample Estimate

Navigation ToolbarThe GlobeGoTo Detail GoTo DatabasePreview SheetsGo To Sheet Move Left - Move RightMove to Previous (Back) SheetStandard and Loan CalculatorsProtect PageLumber CalculatorCreate a Change OrderExport Estimate to QuickbooksCreate a Purchase Order

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