This is the third in a series of three articles on knowing your costs, for improved financial health and a better chance of winning good profitable work. You’ll find the other two articles here: Part I: How to reduce your overheads >> Part II: How to include all the costs in your estimates >> “Growing…More Info

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This is the second in a series of three articles on knowing your costs, for improved financial health and a better chance of winning good profitable work. You’ll find the other two articles here: Part I: How to reduce your overheads >> Part III: How to price for profit and not just to fill the…More Info

 

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This is the first in a series of three articles on knowing your costs, for improved financial health and a better chance of winning good profitable work. You’ll find the other two articles here: Part II: How to include all the costs in your estimates >> Part III: How to price for profit and not…More Info

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Before the pandemic of 2020, were you a profitable building firm? Or have you always known you could do better? This enforced slowdown-cum-shutdown could be viewed as an opportunity to regroup and re-start. And ‘knowing your costs’ is one of the goals in the HBXL Re-start Action Plan. If all your jobs never quite make the…More Info

 

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Quick takeaways: HBXL estimating software is less daunting than you think! We’re here to help you every step of the way It’s not about the risk of change – it’s the risk of not changing Worried about risking time and money on estimating software? What if you’re actually putting your business at risk by NOT taking…More Info

 

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Now is the time to become skilful at getting out a quote fast. In months to come it will pay-off as you get your name in front of the customer before the competition does. And ‘quoting fast’ is one of the goals in the HBXL Re-start Action Plan. You know ‘fastest finger first’ the initial…More Info

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Here we introduce our new solar panel partners, Comera Energy to residential building firms. Want to earn some extra money with little input? Make decent additional profit with a product that you don’t have to install yourself! Want to go the extra mile for prospective customers and provide a USP compared to your competitors? Giving…More Info

 

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14-day cooling off – that’s what you have to give a customer when they agree to use your building services. At the point of purchase, you need to say in writing that the homeowner has the right to cancel the contract within 14 days without giving any reason. Our quick Q & A explains the…More Info

 

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Stage payments are the way to go. Asking for a payment out of the blue to buy some materials never goes down well with a customer. It either worries them that you’re skint or disorganised. However, asking for payment along the way is perfectly acceptable, in fact it’s good practice, so long as you make…More Info

 

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An important 6 minute read on using your computer to grow your building business The most powerful piece of kit in your building business is actually your computer. In many ways, the profit doesn’t come from your work on site. It’s what you put into your computer and what you get out of it. The…Read More...

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