About: Russ Stephens

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How Does Your Building Company Compare?

Builders Financials
How does your building company compare to the rest of the industry? Are you adding more or less profit than your competitors? Are you paying yourself a ...
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How To Add A Net Margin To Your Projects Rather Than A Gross Margin

Builders Financials
A lot of residential builders believe that the best way to price a project is by adding a percentage, or even a dollar figure to the total cost of ...
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How To Calculate The True Break-Even Point For Every Project Before You Quote A Price

Builders Financials
A common mistake that is made by builders when pricing a larger than normal project is to reduce the margin percentage after looking at the gross profit ...
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The 2 Figures Inside Your Business Plan That Determine The Price You Need To Charge

Builders Financials
In 2007 I attended an annual conference for a franchised building company. One of the speakers at the conference was a master franchisor from New Zealand ...
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How Much Is A Builder's Margin?

Builders Financials
How much margin should builders be adding to their projects? 15%, 20%...25%? It’s a question that has both divided and confused the industry since the ...
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The Truth Behind Failed Building Companies

Builders Financials
We’d always been baffled by the huge amount of bad debt that racked up by building companies that went into receivership. In theory, if they paid their ...
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The 5 Stages Of Decline For A Building Company

Builders Financials
With 75% of residential building companies operating on net profit margins of less than 3% while dealing with rising construction costs of 25%, it’s no ...
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The Problem With Non-Construction Accountants

Builders Financials
95% of accountants in Australia do not understand how to prepare financial statements for a construction company… However, it’s not entirely their fault… ...
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Why Large Building Companies Are Failing…While Small Building Companies Are Thriving!

Builders Financials
The recent building company collapses have shattered the myth that the big companies are stronger and more likely to be in a position to ride out the ...
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How Much Cash Does A Building Company Need?

Builders Financials
How much working capital do you need to run a building company? How much cash should you hold in reserve? …And can you have too much cash in a business? ...
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