ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwired - Jul 17, 2013) - A new book, "Find the Lost Dollars: 6 Steps to Increase Profits in Architecture, Engineering, and Environmental Firms," (www.FindTheLostDollars.com), from CPA and entrepreneur June Jewell, works as a companion for business leaders looking to trim the fat from their organization and save money.
Jewell, owner of Acuity Business Solutions consulting, says the architectural, engineering and environmental firms she works for easily lose $100,000 each year through inefficient and ineffective practices.
"The waste that I uncover in companies often shots well into six-figure digits and beyond -- and this goes for larger and smaller businesses," she says. "The problems are usually so fundamental to a business that they will never see why and how they're bleeding money; they're too close."
Jewell's book is a practical guide to finding extra profits in A&E firms of all sizes. She describes the challenges faced by most firms, shares her wealth of knowledge about best practices for firm business management, and then delivers the goods with a six-step process that promises to find lost dollars. In "Find the Lost Dollars," CEOs learn to get the most from people, processes and technology to gain a competitive edge and increase a firm's profitability.
"June's book goes far beyond how to find the lost dollars," writes Frank A. Stasiowski, FAIA, Founder and President, PSMJ Resources, Inc. "It includes primers on all the basics of running a good business, from marketing to client relations, and from cash management to computer systems. This is a must-read for any current or aspiring A&E firm leader."
Amazon reviewer Mark Amtower gives Jewell's book five stars: "... In this book she shares many of her secrets on developing a competitive advantage by developing processes, employing the right technology and getting the most out of your co-workers ...."
About June Jewell
June R. Jewell is a CPA and CEO of Acuity Business Solutions, which consults with project-based professional services firms to support profitability. She has more than 28 years of business management consulting experience and has worked with hundreds of business owners in architecture, engineering, environmental consulting, government contracting, and management-consulting industries. She has co-authored several books and has been an assistant professorial lecturer at George Washington University. Jewell is a sought-after speaker for a wide range of industry organizations.