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Old 03-15-2010, 10:02 PM
myles shaffer myles shaffer is offline
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need job cost reference for an estimate

working on my first bid job. help would be appreciated
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Old 03-15-2010, 10:49 PM
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Figure in how much everything cost for you to run a business for a day. Add the amount of money you want to profit per day. Divide that number by the amount of hours you will spend actually at a customer’s property.

Here is an example…this is just an example so do not use these numbers.
Fuel, trimmer string, ware and tear on equipment plus all the things to be legal cost $150 per day

You want to profit $150.00 per day

You know on a 10 hour day you will only be working 6 hours making money. The rest of time is working on equipment, paper work, or traveling from job to job.

For a 10 hour day, with 6 hours of work that you can charge for, you will need $50.00 per hour to operate while you’re on a job working.

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Old 03-16-2010, 09:21 AM
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