Categories for Business Forms 101

What is a Work Order Form for?

Posted on October 2, 2020, by Progressive Printing Team

Job Work Order Estimate

A work order form is for recording required services, repairs, parts or materials used in any maintenance service project. These projects vary in size & scope from a simple landscaping clean up to a HVAC maintenance order in a multi-unit building. As the customer, you may find yourself reading the details of a contractors’ work order form for your leaky roof, electrical problem, car repair or home appliance repairs. The accuracy of this information is imperative because it could mean the difference between a successful project or losing revenue. When a contractor hands you a work order form will you know what it’s for?

Or perhaps you’re starting your own handyman services. Do you know all there is to know about business forms? Are you aware of all the details that make up a work order form?

Have no fear! We are here to help you navigate the complicated world of work order forms. The more you understand the clearer your responsibility as customer or contractor will be. The worse thing you could do is bluff your way through the process. The best course of action is to make sure you fully understand the legal document in front of you.

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Designing a Job Work Order Form in Microsoft Word

Posted on April 27, 2017, by Progressive Printing Team

Job work order forms are a written contract between you and a client for services or materials. The most common elements found on a work order include customer’s billing and shipping address, customer’s name, ordered by, order taken by, description of work, materials, and an authorized signature. The order form may also include employee time spent on the job.

What goes on your work order depends on your industry and how you run your business. The best part of designing your own form is that you have complete control over layout and design. You can leave out the parts you don’t need in favor of expanding the areas that need the most space.

To help you get started, let’s take a look at creating a simple work order form using Microsoft Word. For this business, we will focus the most on creating a large area for materials and job description.

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Printing your forms in full color vs gray-scale

Posted on November 20, 2015, by Progressive Printing Team

639 Full color business forms refers to one or more ink colors being printed on a single form. The cost for full color is significantly higher than one-color but there are some extra benefits. Company colors can be represented throughout the form, colorful headers divide the form into sections, and important information can stand out.

Before spending money on full color forms, it’s best to determine if the extra cost will be beneficial to your company.

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Creating a Landscaping Form that Fits Your Business

Posted on May 31, 2013, by Progressive Printing Team

Designing your first form for your landscaping business can be overwhelming. Many questions will go through your head about what you need or don’t need on your forms. Or maybe you have a form but it’s not working for you?

The goal of this tutorial is to help you make an informed decision on what kind of Landscaping Form will best fit the needs of your business.

First thing to remember is that you can never have too much information. Having all the details in front of you will save you time and money and will allow you to bill your customers more efficiently.

customer detailsDates/Seasonal information:
As you probably know, it’s very important to keep a record of dates. Start dates and finish dates should be recorded so that both parties are aware of when the service will start and when it will end. If most of your business is seasonal, you’ll want to make sure there is a place to mark it on your form.

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Form Requirements for Contractors in the State of Texas

Posted on October 22, 2012, by Progressive Printing Team

TX-Contractor-Form-Head-ImgAre you a licensed contractor in the State of Texas? If so, you need to provide important information on all of your business forms whether they are proposals, invoices or written contracts.

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Auto Repair Form Requirements for the State of Florida

Posted on October 18, 2012, by Progressive Printing Team

Are you in the market for an auto repair form for your shop operated in the State of Florida? Are you considering designing your own? Before you take one step further, you should continue reading. Your auto repair forms must contain certain components required by Florida’s Division of Consumer Services. This is to protect both parties: the consumer and your shop. When a customer needs work done on their vehicle, you are required to provide a written estimate if the repair work will cost more than $100. Make sure that the following information is included on any estimate forms or invoice forms that you give to your customers.

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Auto Repair Form Requirements for the State of California

Posted on October 15, 2012, by Progressive Printing Team

CA Auto Form Requirements - Head ImgLooking for repair forms for your auto repair shop operated in the State of California? Before you design or pick out your forms from any print shop, you should be aware of the requirements set forth by the State of California.

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What Should Every Sales Invoice Form Have?

Posted on October 5, 2012, by Progressive Printing Team

Sales Inv Form Components - Invoices SamplesSales Invoice Forms are very important documents for businesses that rely on selling merchandise. This form documents what is being sold and to whom. Like many business forms, invoice forms can come in a variety of sizes; just choose the size appropriate for your business. Half sheet invoice forms (8.5″ x 5.5″) are perfect for businesses that need to fill out invoices on-the-go or if you typically have smaller orders. A slightly bigger form that may work for your business is the 8.5″ x 8.5″ size; it offers a little more room to include more items sold. If your sales are usually large or you need a lot of room for details, then the 8.5″ x 11″ form will be perfect for your business. This larger form will accommodate additional legal verbiage such as return policies and warranties. Regardless of the size that you decide to purchase or design for you company, most Sales Invoice Forms are composed of the same elements.

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What Should Every Auto Service Form Have?

Posted on October 1, 2012, by Progressive Printing Team

If you run and operate an auto service shop, you know how detailed the work can get. When you need to purchase Auto Service Forms or design your own to run your business properly and efficiently there are elements every service invoice should have. Below you will find a list of what you need to look for and include when you are picking out or designing your form.

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What Should Every HVAC Form Have?

Posted on September 11, 2012, by Progressive Printing Team

HVAC FormsWhether you are looking to build your own HVAC form or you are going to purchase a ready to print form from a printing company, there are important elements that HVAC forms should have. HVAC forms can be quite complicated, as there is a lot involved when it comes to servicing any HVAC equipment. Below is a list of items that you should consider including in your form. Some items are very necessary, while others can be optional.

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