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Recently I was asked what is the number one reason why a contractor needs to ensure he receives on-time payment? (Or, what’s the worst that can happen if he doesn’t?) I could talk about this one all day. I have … Continue reading

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This has been a full two week stretch for me in that I have taught 8 sessions in 7 different cities and have been home for a total of 30 hrs over that same two week period. I have been … Continue reading

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In his blog post this morning, Seth Godin talks about commitment (if you don’t currently follow it, find it here – it’s worth the read every day). He says you don’t start out doing something great, instead you build something great. … Continue reading

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Today, we are pleased to feature a Steve Van Remortal as a guest blogger. Steve is the author of the recently published book Stop Selling Vanilla Ice Cream and is something every business owner should read. Here we go: Department … Continue reading

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Today I rec’d this email from Tina Hedrick – a contractor and family who was personally affected by Hurricane Sandy. She has an incredible outlook. I wanted to share her words. Good Morning All – Day 4 of no electric … Continue reading

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I live in Green Bay. If you’re a football fan, you know of the blown call during the Monday night football game against Seattle that changed the outcome of the game. Even if you are not a foot ball fan, … Continue reading

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Inspect what you expect. It’s a simple statement, and couldn’t be more true. If you tell your 10-year-old son to clean his room (after you have taught him how to do it and what your expectations are), what do you … Continue reading

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Bob Daniels started Copperfield Chimney Supply over 30 years ago. His company grew into a national organization that became the top provider of materials to the chimney sweep industry in the nation. Part of Bob’s success was to provide “bits … Continue reading

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My college age daughter and I were discussing this question recently. She is still making her way through her college courses and I’m not sure she fully understands the concept of job vs. vocation just yet.  The sad thing is … Continue reading

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Today I received an email from Quality Service Contractors reminding us all about doing the Circle of Safety Walk around our vehicles before we “jump in and go”. The story below brought me back to a younger time in my … Continue reading

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