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PEP’s New Features Focus on Process and Productivity

PEP’s New Features Focus on Process and Productivity

The folks at PEP Cloud have been busy adding new features to the program to streamline the estimating process. It’s easier than ever to build detailed estimates, follow up with clients, and track jobs from start to finish. Here are some highlights Estimating Forms Populating the estimate with all the tasks that you’re going to […]

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How do I know what to charge?

By on February 1, 2014 in Pricing and Estimating with 7 Comments
How do I know what to charge?

My estimating was guesstimating at best. When I first started my business I had no idea what to charge my clients for the work I was doing. I knew how to charge by the hour, but I wasn’t always sure how long it would take me to finish tasks. Eventually I had a pretty good idea […]

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Do more with your Estimating Software

By on November 4, 2013 in Pricing and Estimating with 0 Comments
Do more with your Estimating Software

When I go to PDCA conventions, I often run into friends and fellow painters that know me as an estimating buff. They know that I’m both the owner of an estimating software company and also a paint contracting business. Don’t get me wrong, estimating is critical to being successful, but it’s also really important to […]

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Estimating Software

By on February 23, 2013 in Pricing and Estimating with 25 Comments
Estimating Software

“Everything gets Measured” That was biggest takeaway from an Estimating course I took from Bob Cusumano last year. Measuring and Estimating was one thing my husband and I had always disagreed on. He could walk a job, know how long it would take and be able to say how much. Of course, he had been […]

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Why Customers Focus on Price

By on July 25, 2012 in Pricing and Estimating with 0 Comments
Why Customers Focus on Price

Painting contractors frequently complain about customers who focus solely on price, rather than value. While it is easy to blame the customer, contractors are often the ones at fault. To put this in context, consider your own buying habits. Do you ever buy anything based on price? Do you ever shop around for the best deal on a spray rig, a […]

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How do you track your leads?

By on January 21, 2012 in Customer Service, Daily Pick with 0 Comments
How do you track your leads?

A painter who has mad computer skills?! One of the great thinks about having a variety of online friends is learning what other skills they have. Fellow Painting Contractor Patrick Miller has long been a contributor to a popular forum I frequent. He recently share an app he created with the members and I asked […]

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