Don't buy new vehicles or equipment. Do a little research into what you need, and then start looking around. Read more about Don't Buy New
Don't buy something just because it's needed on one or two jobs, and don't rent equipment or tools that you continually use. Use common sense and analyze each situation. Read more about Renting vs. buying equipment and tools
Every change work order should list 3 prices. This eliminates customer claims they didn’t know what the changes would cost or what the final price would be. Read more about Clear Pricing on Change Work Orders
I heard from one of our coaching clients recently. He has an owner with a final payment due of $700, and the owner doesn't want to pay it. Read more about Make Sure You Can Collect that Final Payment
This potential client had a house built using the "lowest bid" contractor. The builder cut corners, leaving out little details like collar ties on the roof rafters. Read more about Cleaning Up After a Low Bid Contractor
Negotiate a fuel purchase agreement with a supplier close to your place of business for all your vehicles.
Shortly after the election, during an interview President Obama talked about the willingness of contractors to cut their prices. Read more about Rebuilding the Country on Whose Back?