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27 May

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3 Surefire Ways to Run a Better Construction Business

May 27, 2014 | By |

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MaxCon Software helps account for all documents and information needed in IRS audits for contractors and their businesses

Michael Gerber, Author of the famous book The E-Myth says that in order to be successful, business owners should focus on “working on their business” not just in their business.  But, with all the elements of running a success construction company, it’s easy to get lost in an endless stream of day-to-day tasks and never step back and focus on growing your business more effectively.

CRM and Project Management Software from MaxCon is a great way to put systems and processes in place that help you run a better business more effectively and efficiently.  Here are 3 surefire ways you can use MaxCon to make your business run better, so you can focus on building your business, not just fighting fires. Read More

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The Power of Consistency using a Roofing Software

May 15, 2014 | By |

Roofing SoftwareWhen it comes to running a successful roofing business, one of the most powerful tools you have is the kind of experience you provide for your customers and tracking those customers in a roofing software.  And when it comes to customer experience, consistency is key.  In fact, providing a consistent experience is so critical to creating long-lasting relationships with customers and generating high profit referrals being consistent is more important than being the best.

Here’s what I mean.  Think about the businesses you frequent every day.  When you go into Home Depot, you know what to expect, no matter which store you go to.  You know there will be a section for lumber, a section for plumbing, and a special contractor’s desk where you can place large orders and get special contractor discounts.   For lunch, you could order a Big Mac meal from any McDonald’s in the state and the meal you get, the time it took to get it, and your overall customer experience would be virtually identical.  This is what it looks like to provide a consistent customer experience.

Look at virtually any highly successful service business and you will see a pattern of consistency.  The businesses that continue to add new names to their list of satisfied references understand that today’s customers are doing their research before choosing the contractor that will get their business.  They want to know what they are going to get for their hard-earned money.  They want to feel confident that any company they hire is going to deliver on what they promise. Read More

01 May

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IRS Cracks Down on Contractors! Protection using a Construction CRM Software

May 1, 2014 | By |

 

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MaxCon construction CRM software helps account for all documents and information needed in IRS audits for contractors

As anyone who works in construction knows, not every company classifies salespeople, canvassers, project managers, and other workers correctly. Face it, no one wants to pay more taxes than they have to and many independent contractors enjoy the benefits of being able to write off expenses such as cell phones, mileage, and home offices. For years, it has been commonplace for contractors to pay salespeople, canvassers and project managers as “independent contractors, but now the IRS, state governments and the department of labor are cracking down hard on employers who aren’t following the rules.

With an increasing number of contractors being fined steep penalties it is more important than ever to understand the difference between an employee and a legitimate independent contractor. Recently the Department of Labor fined three construction companies more than $100,000 in addition to ordering them to pay back wages to almost 100 employees totaling nearly $500,000. Read More