Another JLC Live (Journal of Light Construction) show took place in Portland, Oregon last week. I spoke to over 200 contractors in four classes and, as usual, enjoyed myself.
What always interests me is the ratio of contractors that attend classes on production-related issues compared to management issues. Production-related classes attract five or six times as many contractors as classes on business management issues. Management problems are responsible for a majority of construction-related business failures – production problems seldom cause business failure. Yet contractors flock to production classes and ignore the business classes.
Be sure that you don’t fall into that trap when you attend a convention or other educational program. Stay focused on the real trouble spots in construction. Don’t just attend a class because you want to, focus on subjects that will make the biggest difference in your bottom line.