Many of our website visitors aren't contractors, they’re clients looking for help with a Cost Plus project gone wrong, or wondering if their contractor is overcharging. Read more about How Much Should a Contractor Charge?
If you don't make a profit, you won't stay in business. Not everyone sees it that way.
Why would any serious construction-related business owner want to be the lowest bidder on a project? Let's look at what that means. Read more about What It Costs to Be Lowest Bidder
Rabbi Lapin and I have the same opinion of that message - Horse Apples. He doesn't say it that way, but I will. Most who prosper financially work to earn what they have. Read more about "Thou Shall Prosper"
I read an article where the author talked about passing savings on to clients. This sounds well and good, but place it low on your priorities when putting a job together. Read more about Pass those savings along?
Often when I talk with contractors, I hear, "I want to grow my company so I can make more money." Consider this, if size mattered, dinosaurs would still be here. Read more about Bigger doesn't always mean more profitable
Shortly after the election, during an interview President Obama talked about the willingness of contractors to cut their prices. Read more about Rebuilding the Country on Whose Back?
I heard about a scam a local building owner is pulling on his subs. He has several properties and is apparently worth a considerable sum. Read more about Your Price Isn't Negotiable
There are four basic ways to charge for construction services. These are fixed fee or lump sum pricing, Time & Material pricing, Cost Plus, and using an hourly rate. Read more about Recover Overhead and Profit in your Labor Rate
Brian Tracy had a great quote today from Comedian Bill Cosby, "I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody." Read more about Some Jobs You Wish You'd Never Touched . . .
I’ve talked about focusing your attention on the 1, 2, or maybe 3 things you do well and make the most profit on. Doing a good job of advertising and promoting those. Read more about What Makes the Most Money?