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Forum: Business 10-11-2016, 06:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,711
Posted By pcplumber
You better start with the threads starting when...

You better start with the threads starting when this forum started, sort the truth from the fiction and the normal from the crazy (me!).

You said you learned 'more in depth' about other trades....
Forum: Business 10-09-2016, 09:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,736
Posted By pcplumber
Hand-draw some screens with fields and what you...

Hand-draw some screens with fields and what you want to be able to do with the fields. I believe that most business software applications are only databases with forms that perform the functions you...
Forum: Business 10-05-2016, 11:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 802
Posted By pcplumber
I do exactly what you suggested. I put money into...

I do exactly what you suggested. I put money into separate bank accounts. It is easy to put your end-of-the-year taxes, insurance, etc. money into one separate account.
Forum: Business 10-05-2016, 06:12 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 15,131
Posted By pcplumber
Seriously, most contractors I know don't want to...

Seriously, most contractors I know don't want to educate customers regarding what they could run into and a high percent of contractors will purposely do a job wrong even when they know it will fail...
Forum: Business 10-03-2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 15,131
Posted By pcplumber
I don't understand the question. If you took...

I don't understand the question.

If you took over the job then your scope of work should be stated in your contract and you have the authority to perform only the detailed scope of work.

How,...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 10-02-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 22,433
Posted By pcplumber
Your home page's dialogue says almost everything...

Your home page's dialogue says almost everything three times, ls too lengthy and there are several grammar mistakes where words are missing in a few sentences. Personally, I always try to make ad...
Forum: Business 10-01-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,889
Posted By pcplumber
Everyone with your attitude must be living...

Everyone with your attitude must be living paycheck-to-paycheck!

I don't have a clue where you and your cheering section is coming from. I never met a sub working for contractors who gets paid...
Forum: Business 09-30-2016, 08:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,146
Posted By pcplumber
Thank you very much. I will have to do more...

Thank you very much. I will have to do more homework.
Forum: Business 09-29-2016, 10:06 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,344
Posted By pcplumber
No! It does not say anywhere in his first post...

No! It does not say anywhere in his first post that workers are costing him to lose money. He made it very clear in his post that he does not want to fire any employees. The way I read his post is he...
Forum: Business 09-29-2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,344
Posted By pcplumber
Yes! You read that right. I had to drive to a...

Yes! You read that right. I had to drive to a doctor yesterday for a 3:00 pm appointment. I arrived at 2:50 and the doctor did not see me until 3:45. THAT IS AN EXPECTATION! That same expectation...
Forum: Business 09-28-2016, 08:45 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,344
Posted By pcplumber
Everyone had their own tolerance level, it...

Everyone had their own tolerance level, it depends on what type of business you are running and one of the most critical factors is how well the boss is organized and the reason being at work at the...
Forum: Business 09-27-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By pcplumber
I have several properties, several gardeners and...

I have several properties, several gardeners and they never repair sprinkler heads for free when they chop them off with their mower. It is not the gardener's fault if the heads are too high.

As...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 09-26-2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,782
Posted By pcplumber
My company has been doing 4,000 to 8,000 direct...

My company has been doing 4,000 to 8,000 direct mail pieces almost every week for the past 20 years. I started with direct mail 45 years ago, stop for brief periods and then get it rolling again. I...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 09-25-2016, 01:08 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,170
Posted By pcplumber
Express your opinions, don't make it personal for...

Express your opinions, don't make it personal for yourself and take rebuttals with a grain of salt. There is a point where it drags on too long and is probably annoying for others. Relax and pick on...
Forum: Business 09-24-2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,411
Posted By pcplumber
When is the last time any contractor started...

When is the last time any contractor started their own hedge fund, or worked for a Fortune 500 company.

I will take my biker employee, any day, over a college graduate who is married, pot-bellied,...
Forum: Business 09-24-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,411
Posted By pcplumber
I believe that the thread is about whether or not...

I believe that the thread is about whether or not he should quit his day job and go to college, or maybe to dedicate a significant amount of time to night college.

The question is being asked by a...
Forum: Business 09-24-2016, 12:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,030
Posted By pcplumber
The first explanation is for a contract with a...

The first explanation is for a contract with a fixed price. The last paragraph is for T & M.

I think you need to clarify that the business owner adds (charges in the contract):

the value for...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 09-23-2016, 12:07 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,170
Posted By pcplumber
The question about the glass is very simple to...

The question about the glass is very simple to answer. Every glass is empty before it is filled. Thus, the glass is always half full. Saying that the glass is half empty is only a negative...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 09-23-2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,170
Posted By pcplumber
That seriously hurts my feelings. Maybe, I could...

That seriously hurts my feelings. Maybe, I could learn something if you and you cheering section (newbie) have the marbles to produce some statistics with proof, like I did more than 100 times. I see...
Forum: Business 09-22-2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,974
Posted By pcplumber
There is never any reason to hide anything. ...

There is never any reason to hide anything.

You can either quote a flat price and that consists of the your cost, overhead and profit, or you can break the contract down piece-by-piece and add a...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 09-21-2016, 11:27 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,170
Posted By pcplumber
Yes! That is my website. I did not pay one penny...

Yes! That is my website. I did not pay one penny to create the one million web pages that are in it. I already wrote about 200 posts that prove that my website gets a massive number of clicks and is...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 09-21-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,170
Posted By pcplumber
The discussion regarding the value of a website...

The discussion regarding the value of a website and the question about how much a website creator should be paid has been discussed many times. I find that too many people with virtually zero...
Forum: Business 09-20-2016, 01:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,271
Posted By pcplumber
Thank you very much for saying that you like my...

Thank you very much for saying that you like my chicken coop.
Forum: Business 09-17-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,411
Posted By pcplumber
No!!! I would never go back to college full time...

No!!! I would never go back to college full time unless I wanted to be a professional doctor, attorney, or heart surgeon. Constantly getting an education is important whether it is reading books,...
Forum: Business 09-09-2016, 12:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,038
Posted By pcplumber
I believe they are minors in the eyes of the law...

I believe they are minors in the eyes of the law and every adult including their parents need to be cautious. Strangely, there is no legal age for a babysitter.

According to this website blog...
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