Flat Rate Pricing

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What Flat Rate pricing system are you using and what are the pros/cons of the system?

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The original question says "system," as if this is something you must buy from a third party. I'd humbly submit that with enough of your own historical data and after-the-job cost analysis, a person can make their own in a spreadsheet program at least as effective as a system purchased on the open market. And, the numbers will be real numbers, germane to running YOUR profitable business.

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This thread post comment box I am typing in at the moment to post a response to Mr. Shunks post is an entirely useless thing to a person who has passed the 50 yr old mile marker. WTF is this font size? 2?

Hello there junior whiz kid recent high school graduate web designer, not everybody out on the web is your age and no we don't like your stupid music either. How about a properly sized posting field and use a minimum of 12 font?

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"This thread post comment box I am typing in at the moment to post a response to Mr. Shunks post is an entirely useless thing to a person who has passed the 50 yr old mile marker. WTF is this font size? 2?
Hello there junior whiz kid recent high school graduate web designer, not everybody out on the web is your age and no we don't like your stupid music either. How about a properly sized posting field and use a minimum of 12 font?"

Hi MacMikeMan, I'm sorry you are having issues with the font size, and I appreciate you pointing that out to us. Since the forum is so new, we're running into a few issues here and there that we are trying to fix as soon as possible! I appreciate your patience while we repair this issue, but in the meantime you can increase the font size (and overall page size) if you go up to the toolbar for your browser and under "view" click the "zoom in" option.
I'd appreciate any other feedback that you may have about this forum. You can email me at kate.kelly@penton.com to discuss any other improvements we can make. Thanks! Kate Kelly HS Class of 96 : )

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[quote=mdshunk]The original question says "system," as if this is something you must buy from a third party. I'd humbly submit that with enough of your own historical data and after-the-job cost analysis, a person can make their own in a spreadsheet program at least as effective as a system purchased on the open market. And, the numbers will be real numbers, germane to running YOUR profitable business.[/quote]

I concur mark.

For a contractor just starting out, it may be the best way to educate themselves.

I tried ES2 for a month and talked to the owner James when he called me in Canada. An excellent product and well put together, but as a monthly fee we felt it wiser to build our own spreadsheets as MD has recommended based on our experience.

It's not all that hard to build a spreadsheet for your own flat rate books and it allows for direct price changing if you link the separate sheets properly (Youtube can be your friend there).

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