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CLIP Visual and Snow Plowing Contracts.
Snow removal is a unique business. Not only is it entirely un-predictable as to when the “crisis”
will happen but it is equally unpredictable as to whether the season will “feast” or “famine”. Some
seasons have heavy snowfall that benefits the “Per Time” contracts but kills the contractor on his
“monthly” contracts. Equally, if there is a below-normal snowfall, it will benefit the contractor on
his “monthly” contracts but cause little or no income on his “Per Time” contracts.
Some contractors try to avoid the “feast or famine” by having a mix of contracts but why can’t a
contract be created that will level this income out no matter what happens? This is the reason
that CLIP has created this module.
There are some creative ways of handling these problems, making sure that you get paid for
owning, maintaining and keeping the equipment ready, even if there is no snow and to make sure
that you get paid if the snowfall is above normal.
Using these contract ideas, you can structure a contract that benefits both yourself and the
customer, no matter what the weather brings.
In structuring these contracts there can be many variables, both how many times it snows, how
much it snows each time and what is included and excluded in the pricing. It is CLIP’s job to
keep track of all of these details and do all of the calculations so that you can concentrate on
getting the snow removed and making the customer happy!
CLIP has been enhanced to handle a variety of Snow Plowing contracts. Because of the unique
nature of snow removal and the way contracts are set up, handling all of the details can be very
daunting. CLIP for Snow Removal makes it easy and profitable!
The approach that we will take in this guide will be to discuss the different contracts and how we
would set up these contracts in CLIP.
There are five different contract types that are discussed in this guide:
1. Per Inch Contract – T