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Does Your 2022 Budget Hold Water?

Does Your 2022 Budget Hold Water?

As many integration firm owners finalize their 2022 budgets, they have to ask themselves: “Does this budget hold water?” “Will these assumptions and projections float … or will they sink like a stone?” To solve this buoyancy issue, integrators should … Read More

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6 Easy Ways to Increase Profit Margins on Jobs

Solutions360 and D-Tools share a common vision to help integrators increase profit margins It is no small task for AV system integrators to increase profit margins. It takes having a strong brand value, consistent measurement of performance and solid leadership. … Read More

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Estimating Methodologies for Integrators

What are the best estimating methodologies? In Part I of this series, we looked at the myth of the perfect project estimate and discussed how assumptions and risks factor into an estimate. Today, we continue this conversation and examine the … Read More

Solutions360 Releases New Job Costing Survival Guide

Why Is Job Costing So Important in 2020? Over the last 20 years, Solutions360 has worked with hundreds of businesses to help apply technology that improves business process management and profitability. One of the most complicated issues that Solutions360 has … Read More

Solutions360 Joins NSCA As a Sponsor for 2020 P2Pv

Solutions360 leads business transformation discussions throughout NSCA’s 2020 Pivot to Profit Virtual (2020 P2Pv) thought-leadership campaign. Newmarket, ON, July 28, 2020 — Solutions360 is proud to announce its sponsorship of NSCA’s 2020 Pivot to Profit Virtual event (2020 P2Pv), a … Read More

Project-Based Financial Concepts for Integrators

Recently, our CEO, Brad Dempsey, joined Brad Malone on the Navigator podcast. This episode is part of Navigate Academy Module 4 Project-Based Financial Concepts In terms of maturity, Solutions360 sees a wide range of integration companies. “We see the complete … Read More

Labor Burden Is a Crucial Concept for Running a Profitable Integration Business

If you hear the term “Labor Burden” and you want to glaze over a bit, don’t Understanding Labor Burden, as applied to the direct hourly cost of your billable labor (Technicians, Engineers, Programmers, Project Managers, etc.), may just change your … Read More

10 Critical Reports in Q360 to Help You Make Informed Business Decisions

Author: Tofiq Indawala, PMP As businesses face this unprecedented time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, having access to critical business data has become even more vital. Businesses need critical data faster and more reliably then ever before to help make … Read More

Don’t Be a Cash-Blind Owner Part 1: Days Sales Outstanding

During my decades-long career as a CFO, I’ve had the great pleasure of knowing and interacting with many superbly talented entrepreneurs. Unfortunately, some of these remarkable individuals are also what I call “cash-blind owners.” This “disorder” describes otherwise-savvy business owners … Read More

Why Are Standards Important, and How Do We Get Our People to Follow Them?

When we follow standards, it allows us to establish, measure and assure a certain level of quality, and predictability, to our clients and to one another. These days, many people have a hard time understanding why some people don’t seem … Read More