At some point this health crisis will slow down and go away. When it does, there’s a good chance we’ll be doing some things differently. But some things won’t change.
If sales have dropped off significantly or you’re under a stay-at-home order, here are 3 things that you need to do now for both your business and your family.
Michael Stone offers suggestions on how to keep your construction business strong during this Coronavirus emergency.
Michael Stone shares about a note from a contractor who initially found the Markup & Profit Revisited book “too extreme” and “not for us” – but now realizes it makes sense.
Constant input from others is necessary if you want to stay on top of both your business and your personal life.
If you were a mouse in my pocket, you’d hear the complaints I hear about both general and specialty contractors who don’t answer the phone or return phone calls.
Business planning isn’t exciting. But the effort you put into it has much to do with the results you’ll see next year and in years to come.
This is part two of our year-end planning paper. We’re going to pick this up by continuing an indepth look at your overhead budget for the coming year.
A contractor sent us an online article written by a real estate investor with the purpose of educating you on “how to develop a fair relationship with your contractor.”
It’s the last Wednesday of the summer, which is a great time to look back and see how your business fared.
If you own a business, your illness or death will create business problems for your families and your employees.
It’s time to catch up on some spare topics I have lying around. These aren’t earth shaking but they can and will impact your bottom line.
Some time back we received a well-written letter about liability insurance from a contractor in Washington state.
A business plan is different than year-end planning. A business plan looks at the big picture. It’s a roadmap for the whole journey.
Without looking, how do you think your business did this year? Are you feeling more profitable or less? Is your business running more smoothly or are the problems overwhelming?
It’s the beginning of the fourth quarter and I’d like to address a few different issues that seem pertinent right now. The most important one is to remember that things aren’t always good.
As we head into Memorial Day weekend, we want to share an upbeat note we received in April from a client.
We received a note from a contractor asking if what we talk about applies to his business.
For the past few years I’ve had general contractors tell me that they can’t get specialty contractors to return their calls, show up on time or show up at all for a job. Now I’m hearing from generals who are getting calls from subs, looking for work.
I’m a strong supporter of reviewing where your business has been and where you want it to go. Last week I discussed that subject with a friend I met over seventeen years ago.