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Budget or not to budget?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by AlleganyLawnCare, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,369

    Ed -- It is essentially the same.
  2. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    I can't believe the general consensus is not to have a budget. If you don't have a budget how do you know what your costs are and how what to charge for the particular job?

    I dunno this is were quickbooks is great...tracking everything and being able to track expenses versus a budget is pretty simple. I can go back days, weeks, months, years....per project/job, track individual expenses...repairs, fuel, etc. So I can track how the variable (not fixed costs) are doing compared to what we expected.

    I dunno if our repair costs are much higher than anticipated I'll be less likely to pull the trigger on new equipment purchase or whatever.

    I just can't believe people don't have budgets...:confused:

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