Top 5 Reasons I love TSheets for Contractors

Top 5 Reasons I Love TSheets Time Tracking for Contractors There are quite a few time tracking applications out there, here’s why TSheets is my hands-down favorite: #1 – Amazing Customer Service!  Truth is, every software has a “learning curve”.  For me, the time and frustration involved in learning something new can be a deal-breaker.…

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My Top 5 Job Costing Reports in QuickBooks Desktop

My Top 5 Job-Costing Reports in QuickBooks Desktop As a Contractor, nothing is more unsettling than not knowing how whether you are making or losing money on your jobs and knowing where you went right – or wrong – on your bid. I once had a client exclaim in distress that HE paid for his…

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The End of Time Sheet Data Entry Madness

There’s no way around it: Job-Costing your labor in QuickBooks equals time tracking by job and task (item).  I don’t know about you, but I dread entering those weekly time sheets into QuickBooks!  It takes forever, and no matter how well I have the time sheets laid out, it’s just a pain. Plus, I am…

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How to Do Journal Entries When Job Costing in QuickBooks for Contractors

You may have discovered that Journal Entries in QuickBooks don’t work for recording job related costs because you don’t have access to the Item list from the Journal Entry form.  If you record a job-related transaction in QuickBooks with the Journal Entry form, you’ll see a line item on your job-cost reports that say “no…

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QuickBooks Engineering Firm Project Status Workaround

When working with Engineering firms, I’ve learned that oftentimes, they are more interested in reports that show the accrued time to date at the billing rate, rather than at actual labor cost. Unfortunately, although QuickBooks provides fantastic job-cost reports for Contractors, there is a limitation in QuickBooks in regard to project time or estimate vs.…

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