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Forum: Business 06-21-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,464
Posted By fast fred
i'm sorry but you sound like an idiot ...

i'm sorry but you sound like an idiot

everyone thinks they have some "cure" for the contracting industry, ask angies list home advisor blah blah blah, you cannot create a computer program and...
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,238
Posted By pinwheel
I used to be a know it all kid too. Sometimes, ya...

I used to be a know it all kid too. Sometimes, ya just have to wait till life knocks em down a bit so they become teachable.
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,238
Posted By muskoka guy
Be humble learn more.

A recent post I made reminded me of a story. We were renovating this home for a general we work for. He had a fairly new labourer on site doing clean up. He was using a wheelbarrel to carry debris up...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 01-21-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,835
Posted By BamBamm5144
I guess she meant she is going to tell her...

I guess she meant she is going to tell her realtor friends not to call me unless they wants to pay for an estimate.

This is one of my main focuses this year, not to waste anytime. I've wasted...
Forum: Business 01-21-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,920
Posted By pcplumber
I would like to do the same thing!

Lots Of Luck!

It sounds like you are fairly organized and you are lining up your ducks.
Forum: Business 11-03-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,188
Posted By EricBrancard
I wouldn't be surprised if he has a degree. I...

I wouldn't be surprised if he has a degree. I know just as many idiots with degrees as without. Intelligence and education are not mutually exclusive.
Forum: Business 11-02-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,188
Posted By EricBrancard
7 pages and 25 minutes of my life I will never be...

7 pages and 25 minutes of my life I will never be able to get back.

I would love to sit through a few job interviews with this guy. I bet it would be more entertaining than anything I could...
Forum: Business 11-02-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,188
Posted By Oconomowoc
Spot on accurate! I've been thinking this the...

Spot on accurate! I've been thinking this the whole time but kind of laid in the weeds.

Low self esteem.

Ask a question and play dumb, get answers, then tell everyone they are wrong. Man that's...
Forum: Business 10-03-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,696
Posted By GAK
Word of mouth is King. Write a detailed...

Word of mouth is King.
Write a detailed proposal/contract, explain what you are going to do for them and then "Do It!"
Address any isssues at the end of the job before you present the bill.
Ask...
Forum: Business 03-18-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,981
Posted By brickhook
After reading your original question, I typed a...

After reading your original question, I typed a whole autobiography explaining my love and passion for what I do ..lol. I deleated it, 'cause really, no matter how different our stories are, they're...
Forum: Business 03-15-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,981
Posted By Rock Headed
A life mission, a purpose, a destiny, a dream. ...

A life mission, a purpose, a destiny, a dream.

If you have one or more of those and you work on it actively, you probably love what you do.
Forum: Marketing & Sales 03-09-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 203,075
Posted By Sir Mixalot
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Forum: Business 12-14-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 419
Views: 49,408
Posted By Leo G
Took me about 7 years of hard work, 60+ hour...

Took me about 7 years of hard work, 60+ hour weeks to get my pay up and my name out. Now I have a good circle of clients who refer me and use me more than I expect for a cabinetmaker.

Keep at it,...
Forum: Business 12-14-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 419
Views: 49,408
Posted By Kent Whitten
My advice? Don't force it, it will come. No one...

My advice? Don't force it, it will come. No one ever said it would be easy.

Focus on where you want to go. Don't focus on the negatives. In general, you get what you consistently focus on.
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 12,408
Posted By Oconomowoc
Before I started a business I worked for a number...

Before I started a business I worked for a number of different employers. I think a lot of it has to do with the employer itself. Crappy companies attract crappy employees. Construction is FULL of...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 12,408
Posted By Stephen H
I have certainly had my problems in this area-...

I have certainly had my problems in this area- but a few years ago a guy on another forum gave me some hiring pointers-and since I started following them my life has got a LOT easier ( thanks jim!)...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 12,408
Posted By Kent Whitten
I was told of the 80/20 rule long ago. Whatever...

I was told of the 80/20 rule long ago. Whatever you apply it to, it almost always works out.

But this topic, I swear the percentages is 95/5. Meaning 95% of people "in" construction are pretty...
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,447
Posted By ohiohomedoctor
Subs make or break a contracting company. Sounds...

Subs make or break a contracting company. Sounds like you have the plumber spot locked down. :thumbsup:

I have spent years finding the guy we have now. I actually cheated and just use most of the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2012, 12:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,447
Posted By J F
When payment comes as expected a lot is forgiven.

When payment comes as expected a lot is forgiven.
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,447
Posted By J F
There's nothing a sub likes better (myself...

There's nothing a sub likes better (myself included, when subbing) than having a GC who has their act together when it comes to communication, i.e. job scheduling, payment schedule etc.

Especially...
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,158
Posted By rex
My servants range from 80-300 an hour.

My servants range from 80-300 an hour.
Forum: Business 09-20-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,498
Posted By country_huck
One for the good guys

Last week I was working the sales process on a full bathroom remodel. I gave my price and they had there questions on the scope of work and a few other small questions no big deal. They wanted to...
Forum: Business 09-20-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,069
Posted By Constructr
Very well put, Heritage! :thumbsup:

Very well put, Heritage! :thumbsup:
Forum: Business 09-20-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,754
Posted By cwatbay
I have dealt with small businesses for almost 40...

I have dealt with small businesses for almost 40 years. I started my first business when I was 18. The majority of the small to midsize businesses I have known over the years have failed....most...
Forum: Business 09-18-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,754
Posted By summithomeinc
Who you know is just another business decision....

Who you know is just another business decision. It's not "Luck" that some people know all the right people. A good businessman will put themselves in situations to meet the right people. get to know...
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