Year-End Planning, Part 1

By Michael Stone – (Oct 15, 2019)

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.


Year-End Planning, Part 2

By Michael Stone – (Oct 15, 2019)

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.


Paying a Bonus to Employees

By Michael Stone – (Oct 25, 2011)

We are approaching the time of year when the subject of bonuses comes up. Your employees might be saying, “Do you suppose they will pay us a Christmas Bonus this year?”


Unlicensed Contractor

By Michael Stone – (Jul 20, 2010)

The old law said that the owner could recover 100% of the money they had paid a contractor if it was found that the contractor did not have a valid license.


Audits Happen. Be Prepared.

By Michael Stone – (Jul 16, 2010)

A contractor friend just went through an IRS audit. After going through all his records and asking a ton of questions, they said, "In my opinion, you owe us $22,000."


Construction Business Advertising Example

By Michael Stone – (May 22, 2009)

I don’t know much about their company, but I do know they understand communication with their customers and all those they do business with.


Construction Company Structure

By Michael Stone – (May 29, 2008)

Are you an LLC? S-Corp? C-Corp? Does it matter?


Calculate Your Cost Per Lead

By Michael Stone – (Feb 3, 2007)

Knowing your cost per lead is important because it helps set your sales goals and advertising budget.


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