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Old 12-08-2012, 01:16 PM   #1
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What's Your Biggest Concern Going Into 2013?


As you head into 2013, what are you most concerned about? Marketing? Your team? Your plan?

What's on your mind?
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:28 PM   #2
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The biggest concern that I have is people who commit fraud, break the law, and make egregious moves that make it harder for the rest of us who operate legitimately.

I am at the point now where I will not work behind a hack to fix his screwups. On one hand I can feel for the HO who got a bum deal that just wants his stuff to be right. But if I present what's "right" and they still go for what's cheap, then I really can't help them.

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Biggest concern? The staggering amount of sales that have to be made.
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Mine is how to get the best business/marketing coach.
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Mine is getting all of the business/marketing coaches to follow the rules that they agreed to when they signed up.
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Having the patience & stamina to keep up with all we've got to get done. Already got the first month of 13 booked & starting on the second.
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Mine is school, last set of classes for me... then to write my Red Seal exams.....


then to decide what to do with my life. That, in itself, is a damn scary thought.
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Yesterday I sat down and wrote out my sales and profit goals for 2013. Then I calculated the markup I need to get to hit that profit goal. So, my concern/focus now is on doing the things necessary to sell the needed jobs at that markup so I can achieve my business goals.
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I'm on the same line of thinking as Ted. The market around here for construction is saturated so bad with hacks and unlicnesed company's that they are either chargeing 1/5 what I am and doing a bad job or charging 3x what I am charging and running of with the money after doing a poor job. There's no one stopping them or controlling them yet the licensed guys are being hit hard by not only they above guys but Insurance, RRP, OSHA, Business exspenses etc etc

Just like the post about the guy with the bad yelp review. VA I'd full of these guys and they are themes doing the customers wrong yet they are winning law suits. This country seems to be set up to support the crooks and work shy and it's only getting worse.
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Living to get to 2014.
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Living to get to 2016.
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$$$$$

2013 is my 3rd year in full time self employment. Although I am still unlicensed, my goal is to fix that.

general remodeler's license, here I come.

Not all of us unlicensed folk are hacks
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My goal is to keep our current service areas in tact and say, "Hello Cincinnati!" Adding Northern Cincinnati to our service area has the possibilty to be a real game changer for us.

Also want to add custom home building to our services, perhaps even a separate S Corp.

For all your home remodeling and new home construction needs in Cincinnati Ohio call Ohio Home Doctor!
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The need to be more organized. Learn to write down all information for every customer. Yes, even their zip code.

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I've been a bad boy this year.
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Wait a minute buddy.....my plans stop after 12/21/12. The calendar on my phone won't go past that date.
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My biggest concern for 2013 is that there will still only be 24 hours in a day. It's just not enough
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As you head into 2013, what are you most concerned about? Marketing? Your team? Your plan?

What's on your mind?
I am most concerned about hiring a new employee that is reliable and a good worker.
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Finish my website and spend time working with it. I abandoned it but it's time to get with the program. Technology is a scary thing for me.

Otherwise that's it. 2012 was a phenomenal year with the exception of a few bad bids on my part.
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I'm still very concerned as how I'll find the very best business/marketing coach, any idea guys?

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