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Estimating: Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Accuracy, Efficiency, and Profitability.

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  • You can’t manage what you don’t measure, so learn how to know your numbers
  • Increase profitability and efficiency
  • Proven tips and practices every step of the way
  • View it Live on Thursday 6/30/16 at 10AM Eastern
  • Or, register and get the link to view the recording
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Clear Estimates FREE Webinar Series Spring 2019

Clear Estimates is bringing you an all encompassing, four-part series to help your company increase sales, effectively calculate markup and better understand accounting practices. We’re partnering with industry experts to bring you the most up to date information on various topics. This 4 part series will focus on questions we receive the most. Our customers spoke and we listened. Our topics will include referral marketing, the sales process, effective markup calculations and accounting 101.

Maximizing Referral Marketing

Referrals are a major aspect to any remodeling company’s business. Satisfied homeowners are always happy to spread the word of great craftsmanship. Are you doing the best you can to maximize this marketing channel? Passive, incentive and subtle referrals are all beneficial to your company. We’ll deep dive into how you can effectively manage the referral process, be proactive with leads and gain strategic partners.

Presentation by Kyle Hunt

Kyle Hunt is a business coach for remodelers and the owner of Remodel Your Marketing. He offers 1on1 coaching on the topics of marketing, your sales process, and helping you understand and improve your business financials. He leads professional mastermind groups of non-compete remodelers through his Remodelers Circle program and offers courses/training all focused on helping you achieve your business goals and the work/life balance you desire. Kyle resides in Michigan with his wife, Sarah, and their four children. You can learn more about Kyle here or listen to his podcast, Remodelers On The Rise, here.

February 19, 11am EST

  • What are referrals, understanding the value
  • Effectively following up with customers
  • Be proactive with your leads

Understanding the Sales Process

The easiest way to generate more revenue is to increase your close rate. There are a variety of factors that can affect this. Join us as we discuss estimate presentation, how to provide references and a portfolio. Learn effective ways of communication and the value of a CRM. We’ll talk about appropriate times to upsell, knowing what the customer is looking for.

Presentation by Kyle Hunt

Kyle Hunt is a business coach for remodelers and the owner of Remodel Your Marketing. He offers 1on1 coaching on the topics of marketing, your sales process, and helping you understand and improve your business financials. He leads professional mastermind groups of non-compete remodelers through his Remodelers Circle program, and offers courses/training all focused on helping you achieve your business goals and the work/life balance you desire. Kyle resides in Michigan with his wife, Sarah, and their four children. You can learn more about Kyle here or listen to his podcast, Remodelers On The Rise, here.

March 12, 11am EST

  • Ideas to increase Close Rate
  • Effective Communication with Customers
  • Estimate Presentation

Calculating Your Markup

If you want to survive in construction, you have to make a profit, and that only happens when you price your jobs correctly. The correct way to price your jobs is to create an accurate estimate, then apply your markup. Michael will explain what markup is and how to calculate the correct markup for your company. He’ll also discuss some of the common mistakes made when calculating and applying markup.

Presentation by Michael Stone

Michael Stone, author of the best-selling book Markup and Profit; A Contractor’s Guide Revisited, has more than five decades of experience in the building and remodeling industry. Michael offers business management assistance to construction-related companies in the U.S. and Canada with books and training programs available on his website, as well as coaching and consulting services. He can be found on the web at www.markupandprofit.com, by email at info@markupandprofit.com or by phone at 1-360-335-1100

March 26, 11am EST

  • What is Markup? What Should be Included?
  • How to Calculate Markup, Importance of Accurate Markup

Accounting Best Practices

Accounting best practices are extremely useful when managing your money. Tax season can be dreaded, or it can be handled swiftly and with ease. You should be ready to effectively manage your taxes and file appropriately. Join us as we discuss basic accounting principles such as forms, processes, invoicing and labor burden. We’ll also dive into end of month/end of year procedures.

Presentation by Karen Mitchell

A licensed CPA, Karen has spent her career focused on helping entrepreneurs start, grow and sell their businesses since 1987. Her passion is for helping business owners develop policies, make financial decisions and increase the overall value of their company. She is the author of several books and often speaks at industry specific trade shows across the country on finance and accounting topics.

April 9, 11am EST

  • End of Month/End of Year Practices
  • Forms, Processes, Invoicing and Labor Burden

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Passing the Baton – Sales to Production

  • Managing Owner Expectations
  • Clearly Defined Scope of Work
  • Under-Promise, Over-Deliver
  • Accurate and Detailed Specifications
  • Recorded 4/26/18

How to Nail your Sales Process

  • Tale of Two Remodelers: Which one has the better sales process?
  • Actionable tips you can start using immediately
  • Win more jobs with these great sales process tips
  • Presented by Remodeling Marketing Expert, Kyle Hunt
  • Recorded 4/07/16

How to Create Profitable Estimates

  • Real world example with a kitchen remodel
  • Get the business process to create profitable estimates
  • Set yourself for success with quick and accurate estimates
  • Presented by Building & Remodeling Expert, Wyatt Knight
  • Recorded 2/25/16

Full House Remodel

  • Full house remodel from start to finish
  • See every step from design to estimate to completion
  • Proven tips and practices every step of the way
  • Presented by Building & Remodeling Expert, Wyatt Knight
  • Recorded 5/19/16

How to Never Give “Free” Estimates

  • Get paid for your time, stop giving free estimates
  • Eliminate the price shoppers up front
  • Use this proven process to save you time
  • Presented by Building & Remodeling Expert, Wyatt Knight
  • Recorded 4/21/16

Walkthrough Basement Remodel

  • Real world example with a basement remodel
  • Tips on going from design to estimate
  • Walkthrough creating the estimate quickly and accurately
  • Presented by Building & Remodeling Expert, Wyatt Knight
  • Recorded 3/24/16

Introduction to Clear Estimates

  • Basics of how Clear Estimates is setup
  • How to use Templates to save yourself time
  • Walkthrough example of a quick estimate
  • View reports on how they are generated
  • Recorded 4/3/2014