It's a basic principle: Cash flows into your construction business when you sell a job. Cash flows out when you pay the costs of the job and your overhead expenses. Read more about Price Your Construction Jobs Correctly
He asked a sub for a quote on a job, and it was higher than expected based on past jobs. When he asked, the response was, "Well, I just wanted to see if it would stick". Read more about Dealing with the Trades
Got a note in the other day. Does it sound familiar? Read more about Discouraged and ready to hit the road
On sales calls, do you actively look for "add-ons" that will boost the overall sales price of the job and in turn your total sales volume for the year? Read more about Add-ons to a Job Make Everyone Happy
I have an ethics question... I'm hoping that you might have some better insight than I. I had a client call me this morning... converting a garage into a rental unit. Read more about He did the right thing - even though it might hurt
I read this comment on a forum recently: "We're a customer service company that just so happens to be really good at painting houses." Read more about Building Jobs or Customer Service?
I taught a class in Kansas, and a young fellow who attended owns a company called Absolute Basement Finishing, working in and around the St. Louis, Missouri area. Read more about Advertise Your Construction Services With Pictures
I've talked before about not trying to be all things to all people. There is just too much that a contractor needs to do to be able to wear all the hats in the company. Read more about Contractors - Don't Do It All Yourself