Mike Jeffries has helped many of our clients strengthen their marketing efforts. One of our most popular webinar speakers, his insights are invaluable. He can be found online at www.closingsuccesssystem.com or by phone at 877-280-0715.
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Change work orders need to be in writing, signed, before changing the job. Keep a stack of change work order forms in every vehicle. Deluxe offers affordable Change Work Order (or Additional Work Authorization) forms for your use, order them here.
Business Reading List
Michael is an advocate of continuing education. His suggested reading list (of course, after reading "Markup & Profit Revisited" and "Profitable Sales, A Contractor's Guide") is available here: Books to Read
Staying current with the industry is important - and there are a number of free quality magazines available to construction-business owners.
Our recommendations: (all links open in a new window)
Design-Build Contractors: Residential Building Product News
Green Building: Eco-Structure Magazine
Official Magazine (plumbing)
Concrete Contractor Magazine
Electrical Contractor Magazine
Lawn & Landscape Magazine
Landscape Management Magazine
HVACR Business Magazine
Professional Deck Builder Magazine
PHC News Magazine
Walls & Ceilings Magazine
Roofing Contractor Magazine
Commercial Contractors: Commercial Construction Magazine