NSPG Software products including Numbers Cruncher Breakeven Calculator and Flat Rate Price Books.

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November 2012

Hurricane Update
The NSPG office on Long Beach Island survived the storm intact.  We have Power and Internet access restored, and are waiting for gas service. 

All sales and print operations are back to normal now. 

The New Flat Rate Bundle option books and software (see story below) are also available now for Nexstar members.

The NSPG support site has also been restored to full functionality, so our free email support for all NSPG software users is back on line.

We apologize for any inconvenience the outages
caused our loyal customers.


"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows"                                                                                                              Bob Dylan


NSPG Task Bundles

For several years now, we have been working with our clients to create compact sections of their Flat Rate Price Books that include pages that combine a series of Tasks on a single page that offer their customers comprehensive solutions to their most frequently performed Tasks.  These customized book sections provide bundles of Tasks that make it easy for their customers to choose the right solution to common problems which makes closing the sale much easier for the tech.


Even if you do not use our Flat Rate Price Books, with a bit of extra work, you can implement this type of layout for your own price books.


Last month we released a new flat rate layout with pre-built Tasks and warranty information for Nexstar members.  We worked with the Nexstar coaches to create custom verbiage to be used for a broad range of Tasks across multiple trades.  In order to make this new format available as quickly and easily as possible, we now provide the new layout in both our Price Guide software and our custom color laser printed Flat Rate Price Books. 


The NSPG Bundle option adds the ability to create groups of Tasks that are printed on a single page. This can be a super sales tool offering all the options that your customers need to choose the solution that is right for them. It includes pictures, long descriptions, a special warranty field, and financing features. All of these features are customizable to allow each user the ability to address their specific business needs.


NSPG Task Bundle Highlights:

  • Convenient single page layout

  • Bundle sales text and picture options

  • Longer, more detailed Task descriptions

  • Warranty/feature highlight section

  • Optional Financing Cost information

The NSPG Bundle Package is designed to work along with your standard Price Guides to help your customers make the right choices for many of your commonly used services, and make it easier for your Techs to present the information and close the sale.


If you already know how to create Tasks using the Price Guide, this new layout will be a breeze to to implement.  If you need a little help, we have a step-by-step guide with illustrations to walk you through the process from start to printing.


Give Mike Conroy a call at 800-841-8542 for more information. 
We expect to release a version of the NSPG Flat Rate Bundle layout for all users soon.

Mike Conroy of NSPG is a flat rate implementation expert.Give Mike Conroy a call at 800-841-8542.  He can quickly walk you through the business basics that you need to help make your company more consistently profitable, and increase the value of your business.  Mike has years of experience helping companies set their own profitable prices, respond to price complaints, track performance, implement and fine tune Flat Rate systems, and improve profitability.

Take advantage of Mike's experience working with hundreds of companies like yours to help you achieve your own business success. 



NSPG free business cost calculator for the new flat rate userFree Business Cost Calculator
We know that not everyone has Numbers Cruncher for calculating their breakeven and other numbers critical for setting their prices, so we have created a quick business cost calculator on the NSPG web site. 

This simple calculator takes your selections from a series of choices, and returns estimates of several values that are critical to setting your profitable prices.

You can use it to get a quick look to see if the numbers you're currently using are realistic for your actual costs.

This free calculator is designed for an owner/operator business and includes several financial assumptions with that in mind. 

If you need a more complete and more flexible way to calculate your key costs and pricing numbers, you should use Numbers Cruncher. With your Numbers Cruncher purchase you get a free Numbers Review by an NSPG Flat Rate expert.  We can help you spot where you may be spending too much or too little based on our experience with thousands of businesses.

Special Offer

Call 800 841-8542 today to learn about our affordable, no interest, payment plans for NSPG software.

Windy Quotations
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
Bertha Calloway

Nothing's better than the wind to your back, the sun in front of you, and your friends beside you. Aaron Douglas Trimble

There is no good arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.
James Russell Lowell

If a man does not know to what port he is steering, no wind is favorable to him. Seneca

Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.
August Hare


Special Offer: Free Printed Flat Rate Price Book

NSPG Free Flat Rate Price BookWe have decided to extend out special Free printed Flat Rate Price Book offer to anyone who orders our Flat Rate Software (National Standard Price Guide) through our web store.

Get your first Custom Printed Price Book for Free direct from NSPG with your purchase of NSPG Flat Rate Software.

We make it easy to Rise Above the Competition.

You spend no time printing and binding your books. You spend no time hassling with your local print shop trying to get the quality you need.

At NSPG, We Make It Easy to get your own custom printed Flat Rate Price Book. Just place your software order via our web store at nspgweb.com now. You will automatically receive credit for your free custom color laser printed Flat Rate Price Book.

This is a limited time web store only offer, so don't delay. Click here, and save some money now.

The Economic OutlookThe Economy

Tax Cuts and Economic Growth - Just the numbers.

Three years of the economy in one chart.

We are seeing announced industry price increases about 6%
in a wide range of products.

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Numbers Cruncher - Breakeven Calculator, Performance Monitor

National Standard Price Guide - Flat Rate Price Books


Join Nexstar as a VIP at Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air with no obligation. Limited to the first 10 companies to register!

Call Lisa Schardt or Bryan Martin
at 888-240-STAR
to find out more!

November 29 and 30, 2012
Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air
San Diego, CA


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Make Peer Connections

Mary Jean has doubled her revenues over the past five years with Nexstar's help.  

You will leave her shop with a clear vision of:

  • How to MAKE more money

  • How to pay yourself first and handsomely

  • How to GET customers and KEEP them

  • How to make change effective and permanent

  • The Power of your People and your company culture

  • How to get more from each service call

  • How to GET and KEEP top performing technicians

  • What sets you apart from your competition and how to use it!

"We were a $6.4 million dollar company when I purchased the HVAC business in 2007. I joined Nexstar in 2008 and this year, my HVAC business alone will hit $5 million with 11.6% profit. Overall, we will be an $11 million dollar company." 

"Without Nexstar's fabulous coaching, marketing help and ongoing training we would not see the success we have today. I love Nexstar...simply the best!"    ~ Mary Jean Anderson



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QSC Power Meetings

March 14-16, 2013
QSC Power Meeting XXXVIII
The Westin Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, CA

July 18-20, 2013
QSC Power Meeting XXXIX - Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore, MD

For more information contact QSC at 800-533-7694 or quality@qsc-phcc.org

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Important Notices!

We have received reports from some of our Flat Rate software users that the Category Books are printing with a single blank page.  This problem can be caused by a Windows update that was issued recently by Microsoft. 

This Microsoft file fault can affect any software that relies on Microsoft programming tools, so you should be aware if this with all of the programs installed on your Windows computers.

We have posted an update that repairs the damage to the Price Guide software here: http://www.nspgweb.com/update/nspgupdate.htm

Please download and install this new Flat Rate update before printing your next set of price books.


Numbers Cruncher and NSPG Flat Rate Price Books training

Customizable Service Invoice    Where Did the Money Go book      

Stick on Service label  Stick on Service label


Call 800-841-8542 now so we can answer your questions
and show how we can help you build a more profitable business.

NSPG, Inc. PO Box 1168, Manahawkin, NJ 08050