A new business wants to market your construction business and provide leads. It'll also give homeowners ammunition making it harder to sell jobs. There’s an alternative. Read more about Where Do You Get Your Leads?
Markup and Profit Blog
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?
A few of the problems with Cost Plus Contracts. A clip from Part 4 of our latest class based on the book, "Markup & Profit; A Contractor's Guide Revisited". Read more about Cost Plus Contracts - Video Clip
Warning signs of financial trouble in a construction business. Michael Stone discusses eight signs of trouble for contractors. Read more about Warning Signs of Trouble
Our newest six-hour class, based on the book "Markup & Profit, A Contractor's Guide Revisited", second hour, on markup and margin calculations. Read more about Markup and Margin Calculations
Our newest six-hour class, based on the book "Markup & Profit, A Contractor's Guide Revisited", is now available. This clip is from the first part on financial requirements. Read more about Paying Owner's Salary
From time to time, you will go out to see a potential client about doing work for them and they'll ask if they can choose their own subs for their job. Read more about Hire Your Own Subs
It's your job, as the construction business owner, to make sure no one smokes and no one smells like an ashtray when you go on a job. Read more about Employee Issues - Smoking
Intent to lien - payment schedules - contract language. Common problems contractors experience on jobs. Read more about Remodeling Contracts - Intent to Lien, Payment Schedules
It's been awhile, hasn't it? We neglected our blog while our website was being remodeled and our newsletter revamped. It's time to get back at it. Read more about Making Your Business Successful
For every contractor and construction business owner who is working to make their business profitable and more successful. Read more about What We Do . . .
When you are looking for employees, your advertising should include the caveat that speaking, reading and writing English as a job requirement. Read more about Employee Issues - Speaking English
About the books: "I am a small remodeling contractor and I started my company in 2008 just after graduating from the Construction Engineering Management program at ___." Read more about About the book(s) . . .
Whenever you get two people together, there's the chance of a disagreement. Read more about Friction on the Job - or in the office
If you're an employer, these are things you should watch for and be prepared to deal with. If you're an employee, check to see how you're doing. Read more about Cleaning the Jobsite
A construction magazine said half of their subscribers were in the path of a hurricane. How many of those contractors are taking advantage of the potential new business? Read more about Insurance Repair Work
A great reminder that your phone might be the first contact a client has with you, and what they hear matters. Read more about Your Phone Message Matters
Employees, properly motivated, can generate a lot of new business for you. Read more about Employees Can Generate Sales Leads
As you're walking out the door on a finished project, you want your clients to remember you as the company that went the extra step for them. Read more about Close Out Package