Part III: How to price for profit and not just to fill the diary

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…

Part II: How to include all the costs in your estimates

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…

Part I: How to reduce your overheads

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…

Work on your costs today, and benefit tomorrow.

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…

Guest article: 4 Tips for Getting Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

Guest article from Comera Professional,  who provide our building community with finance and business support As we’re sure you’re all aware, Coronavirus is causing serious disruption to businesses across the world. The sudden introduction of social distancing and ‘stay at home’ orders has affected us all. The government has introduced measures to help (and we…

Be ready to quote fast, efficiently and accurately

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…