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Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 17,376
Posted By GregS
In order to be successful, one must present an...

In order to be successful, one must present an image of success at all times.
Forum: Business 02-19-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,163
Posted By GregS
We just did access control in another one today....

We just did access control in another one today. 6 hours work. $4k. I'm happy with that.

I really do enjoy doing home automation systems, but profit is usually eaten up by clients who can't make...
Forum: Business 02-18-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,163
Posted By GregS
Data and phone cabling for corporate offices. ...

Data and phone cabling for corporate offices.
They know they need it.
They usually know exactly what they want, and spell it out in a scope of work.
They usually pay you what you ask.
You are...
Forum: Business 02-18-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,273
Posted By GregS
I was told a similar thing. I can't put my office...

I was told a similar thing. I can't put my office admin at a lower rate. She never goes to job sites, doesn't even go in the warehouse, yet I still have to pay electricians rates for her.

WSIB...
Forum: Business 02-18-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,273
Posted By GregS
I know you do not have to be incorporated,...

I know you do not have to be incorporated, however being incorporated puts a greater distance between yourself and your company when it comes to liability. When the sh!t hits the fan hopefully it...
Forum: Business 02-17-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,273
Posted By GregS
Pretty much if you are unable to provide a proper...

Pretty much if you are unable to provide a proper clearance certificate now, then the contractor probably is not going to hire you as a sub. Don't make them deviate from what they normally do and be...
Forum: Business 12-12-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,015
Posted By GregS
Hire a book keeper office admin. I did a couple...

Hire a book keeper office admin. I did a couple of months ago and I have never felt so damned organized.
Forum: Business 12-05-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,746
Posted By GregS
How about the obvious one.. What is your budget? ...

How about the obvious one.. What is your budget?

This requires you to know your numbers and be able to offer a ballpark. $15000-$20000 in that range depending on finishes, etc.

If they baulk...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 07-20-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,279
Posted By GregS
Have YOU ever looked up something with a QR code?...

Have YOU ever looked up something with a QR code?

My guess is no, or very very little.

The extra step of starting the app is the thing that makes it useless.
Forum: Business 07-01-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,320
Posted By GregS
$4000 in overhead? So you work for gas money? ...

$4000 in overhead? So you work for gas money?

There's a lot of things you haven't realized cost your business money yet.. Like wages.

$4000 is probably what it costs to run a truck for about...
Forum: Business 05-05-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,383
Posted By GregS
I do the exact same thing.. People can buy their...

I do the exact same thing.. People can buy their own TVs, supply their own AVRs etc.. but if there is a problem with it, I will charge you $95/hour to unhook it and take it back to FutureShop for...
Forum: Technology 04-30-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,168
Posted By GregS
Nope, but I used Carls previous work for the...

Nope, but I used Carls previous work for the Amiga a heluvalot.

Met him a couple of times. Very smart guy.
Forum: Business 04-30-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,538
Posted By GregS
I use it to a point, but Zoho has numerous...

I use it to a point, but Zoho has numerous problems with itself, such as different modules do not integrate with each other and they do not support IMAP email scanning which I wanted to keep track of...
Forum: Business 03-25-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,604
Posted By GregS
I turned down work that we used to do because its...

I turned down work that we used to do because its just not profitable enough anymore with the size of the company.

Right now I have enough work for us to last until about October. I tell people...
Forum: Business 03-25-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,261
Posted By GregS
At least half a dozen today, but usually just to...

At least half a dozen today, but usually just to tell them I am on my way over. Anything like details for a project, email me. That way I have it everywhere and can back and look it up without...
Forum: Business 02-15-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 16,770
Posted By GregS
Getting into business with a partner. ...

Getting into business with a partner.


Never again.
Forum: Business 02-10-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,062
Posted By GregS
I priced out the transits.. and for another could...

I priced out the transits.. and for another could of K you can get a new E250 which holds twice as much.

Transits probably make sense with fleets in smaller regional service areas. But it wouldn't...
Forum: Business 02-10-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,062
Posted By GregS
I'm in the same situation as you almost. I've...

I'm in the same situation as you almost. I've been driving a Ford Escape for 10 years. It was my first service vehicle. I use to load it up with tools and materials every weekend and go and knock out...
Forum: Technology 12-01-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,633
Posted By GregS
I haven't had a land line for 10 years and I do...

I haven't had a land line for 10 years and I do security. What's the fax for? If for notifications, I get all that by email.
Forum: Business 11-13-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,365
Posted By GregS
I had one major deadbeat. Owed me $3K for almost...

I had one major deadbeat. Owed me $3K for almost 9 months. As soon as I told him I was filing with EquiFax, he managed to find the money.

If you never plan on dealing with these people ever again,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,252
Posted By GregS
More client cluelessness when it comes to paying deposits

Another forum I am part of has this discussion about if the contractors payment schedule was alright or not.

http://forums.redflagdeals.com/contractor-payment-schedule-1242827/

Of course some...
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,369
Posted By GregS
Absolutely yes get project. As many jobs as that...

Absolutely yes get project. As many jobs as that with that price range would make it a requirement.

I'm a tiny company of 3, but I usually have about 12 homes on the go at any time. Project helps...
Forum: Technology 08-23-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,705
Posted By GregS
Ya I changed from Otterbox to Lifeproof. As...

Ya I changed from Otterbox to Lifeproof.

As mentioned above, Otterbox Defender got stuck in my pocket. Using the holster never works out as a toolbelt, or something I am carrying would always get...
Forum: Technology 08-20-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,109
Posted By GregS
I used to use Paperport years ago, but adding the...

I used to use Paperport years ago, but adding the task of having to scan and sort everything to my already huge list of things to do made it tough work.

I now just hire a book keeper on a monthly...
Forum: Business 08-20-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,325
Posted By GregS
Keep in mind you are putting your data in someone...

Keep in mind you are putting your data in someone elses hands.
This means it's easier for others to get access to.
The american Sarbanes-Oxley stuff also opens up publicly traded companies to a...
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