Category: Invoicing

Tips, tricks, and guides to help you with invoicing for your service business. Helpful content ranging from invoicing tools to how to the challenges faced with hourly billing.

Best Electrician Estimate Template

Creating the Best Electrician Estimate Template

Developing an electrician estimate template or customizing one to your business can make your life worlds easier. It not only gives you a more professional flair, but it also makes bidding on jobs much easier. It saves time, and it helps you to attract more business. So, how do you go about getting the perfect...

Why You Should Accept Credit Card Payments

6 Reasons Your Competitors Are Taking Credit Card Payments

For contractors, cash is often king. But just because you prefer cash payments doesn’t mean you shouldn’t also offer a credit card payment alternative. Sure, having a credit card processor take a percentage off the top of each bill feels like it cuts into profits, but the convenience to your business and customers can make...

The Perfect Electrician Invoice

The Perfect Electrician Invoice to Get Repeat Customers

Wherever you are in the life of your electrical business, one of the key things to understand is the value of a good electrician invoice. Even if you’ve been in the business for a few years and are re-looking at your invoice presentation, keep this in mind. No matter how well you do your work,...

QuickBooks vs Xero

QuickBooks vs. Xero – Which Should You Choose?

As the owner of a contracting business, you’ve probably heard about QuickBooks and Xero. Maybe you’re wondering which one you should use. While QuickBooks has dominated the accounting software market for approximately two decades, the competition in the field of accounting software has been heating up over the past few years. Although QuickBooks is the...

Flat-Rate Pricing for Service Contractors

Benefits and Risks of Flat-Rate Pricing

Flat-rate pricing allows you to offer straightforward prices on services independent of the time and supplies needed to complete the job successfully. There can be both benefits and risks for offering flat-rate pricing in the service contracting industry. It helps in terms of providing straightforward pricing to customers who want to know how much they...

Contractor Estimates

How to Write a Great Contractor Estimate

Being a service contractor is no easy task. In addition to assuming great liability doing construction on someone’s property, maintaining the business aspect can be exceedingly more challenging than the technical aspect of getting the work done. Having a clear path to customer success means a great customer experience before, during and after the work...

Lump Sum Contract or Detailed Pricing

Lump Sum Contract or Detailed Pricing?

Sharing pricing with a prospective customer is a pivotal moment in the sales process. Will they like what they see? Will the number meet their needs or set up a long, back-and-forth that ends without a deal? Getting this step right is crucial to winning business, but what strategy works the best? Present a lump...

quickbooks online vs quickbooks desktop

QuickBooks Online vs Desktop 2018: How They Compare

So you’re trying to decide between QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Desktop. How do you know which one makes sense for your business needs? While QuickBooks Desktop has been dominant in the small business accounting space, more than 80% of new QuickBooks users are choosing QuickBooks Online over QuickBooks Desktop. In fact, Intuit, the creators of...