RIBA Contractor and Remodeler Business Success Workshop #1

Small Business Finances and Profit Strategies for Non-Accountants

Note: This is Workshop #1 of a 6-Workshop Business Training Contractor Business TrainingProgram for Remodelers, Home Improvement Contractors, Sub Trades and Builders

National Lumber Mansfield MA

Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Time: 1:00-4:00 PM

Free Lunch and Learn: Noon - 1PM

Location: National Lumber, 245 Oakland St, Mansfield, MA

Pricing: $185.00 for this workshop or $750.00 to attend all 6 workshops!

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Quick Summary of all 6 Workshops

Contractor Training Workshop

MA CSL Continuing Education Class


This 3 hour workshop has been approved by the Massachusetts Board of Building Regulations and Standards for 2 credit hours towards Massachusetts Construction Supervisor License Continuing Education Requirements - Course #CS-7500, Coordinator ID Number: CSL-CD-0075

Small Business Finances and Profit Strategies for Non-Accountants

A special workshop to help construction business owners survive today and thrive tomorrow.

Contractor Financial SystemDon’t Risk Financial Failure!


The Facts:

Eight of every ten high quality remodeling businesses with raving fans for clients fail within the first five years. The number one reason contracting businesses fail is due to a lack of available money when they needed it, even if they are operating profitably.  The number two reason is that they do not know the costs of being in business.

Construction financials


Try this Financial Self Quiz to see if this workshop can help you

So what do those who want to succeed need to know? 

Why try to figure this stuff out yourself by attending the “Lumberyard School of Hard Knocks”?  Shawn has already graduated from that institution and he is willing to share some hard earned lessons from the trenches

Join us for a fun and enlightening workshop to find out.  

Shawn McCadden will share some of the simple and successful strategies he has used to help other business owners achieve the financial and personal success they deserve. 

If earning and keeping profits is important to you and your business, you need to attend this down to earth, interactive and easy to follow workshop. 

“I have been trying to figure out this margin and markup stuff for my whole career.  In five minutes you helped me understand what no one else has for almost 30 years!”


Contractor educationBy completing this class you will be able to:

  • Determine the markup your business needs to use when pricing projects to ensure your ability to cover project and overhead expenses and maintain planned net profit.
      • Get a free Excel “Budget Worksheet” so you can use what you will learn to do your own budget right away
      • Bring it to the “Lunch and Learn” session before the second workshop so you can ask clarifying questions and have confidence in the markup you use when you sell new projects
  • Understand how to determine your company’s gross profit margin requirement and breakeven point and how to use both to track your company’s profitability.
      • Get a free Excel “Planning for Profit Worksheet” that literally makes figuring out margin and breakeven as simple a filling in a few numbers
  • Understand how sales volume and gross profit margins are interdependent and what you can do if one or both are falling short as you do business.
      • Get a free Excel “Margin-Markup What If Worksheet” that can tell you how to revise your pricing strategy
  • Know the difference between cash and accrual accounting and which one to use for your business.
  • Understand and use a variety of options for better managing cash flow.
  • Take advantage of several options and strategies for smart business growth and know how business growth can affect your bottom line.
  • Identify important financial considerations and available options for making growth happen at your business when the economy improves
  • Make more money in less time and have way more fun doing so!


Thinking about figuring all this out on your own? 

If you and your business have the ability, the time and the money to learn all this stuff on your own check out this list of Five Great Books for Remodeling Business Owners.


Rather work one-on-one with a coach to help you?

Contact Shawn to find out how he helps remodelers and other construction related businesses all over the country achieve the business and personal results they desire.  If you're not earning and keeping enough money for your retirement yet he can help you change things.

Registration is required to attend these workshops and space is limited

Financial system for contractorsThis workshop and the Contractor Business Success Program are brought to you by The Contractor Coaching Partnership and Shawn McCadden