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
Brian Tracy sent out a quote recently from Richard DeVos, Amway co-founder:
"If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence." Read more about Persistence - Keeping on
As we roll toward the end of summer, construction-related companies that are doing a good job of advertising are keeping busy and making money. Good on you! With money coming in, keep an eye on how you are spending it. Read more about If it wasn't in the budget . . .
It's the little things in business and in life that really count. Here is a good example of a little thing that is not so little.
The other day we received a letter from the US Dept. of Commerce telling us we would get another letter in about a week. Did you receive this pre-census letter as well? Did you trash it? After laughing, then crying, ours went in the recycle bin. This letter, reminding us to take the census when it arrives, is a little thing that cost a lot of money. What a waste. Read more about Wasting Money - Luxuries a Business Doesn't Have
I read an article this morning in NARI's magazine (www.RemodelToday.com) about mistakes contractors make in dealing with home or building owners. One of the topics was e-mailing bids.
The writer pretty much nailed the biggest problem with e-mailed bids. She commented that if clients insist or demand that their bids be e-mailed, that's a red flag. It signals that the client's main priority is price. I've discussed this before and couldn't agree more. Read more about Red Flags on a Sales Call