Basic Business Boot Camp Frequently Asked Questions
We are already making money. Why should we attend?
This program is good for any company, however the vast majority of attendees are companies that are already making money; but they want to become better at what they are doing. Profitable companies are always looking for ways to become more profitable!
Our company is very small. Will the class be too in-depth for us?
Many 2- to 4-person companies attend the program. The sooner you can learn the “business” side, the more profitable you will be, no matter how large (or small) your company is. You will model your company, by department, on the software that we teach you. As your business grows, you can continue using the software to predict how osed changes will affect your hourly rate, cash flow and profitability.
Will I feel out of place during the program? I am good at what I do, but I know very little about the business side of the company.
Ninety-five percent of all contractors used to be technicians before they started their businesses. You will feel right a home in class, since nearly every company will be just like yours.
Each company will receive over $1,200 worth of business-building materials, including a 450-page class manual that contains every slide presented over the three days, with full explanations. Each company also receives:
- A copy of the “Labor Pricing for a Profit” software program
- 750 custom-designed and printed customer response cards
- 500 custom-designed and printed three-fold maintenance agreement brochures
- A 96-page company policy manual in Microsoft Word (on a CD)
- Two hours worth of tax tips (on two CDs)
- 21-page behavioral analysis on themselves.
Each company also gets a calculator, pen and several more surprise items!
The software has a place for Canadian taxes to be entered. The rest of the program works just fine for any company in Canada or the United States.
Many contractors have attended the program multiple times. In fact, returning students receive substantial discounts on their tuition.
You may register in one of three ways.
- Call our office at 1-800-432-7963 1-800-432-7963
- Register on line through our website.
- Fill out the registration for on the four page boot camp brochure and fax it to our office.
Where can I get additional information before registering?
A: There is a lot of information on our website, including on our Basic Business Boot Camp page. We also hold regularly scheduled webinars and can present private webinars. Register to attend one of the scheduled webiars here. To schedule a private webinar, call us at 1-800-432-7963.
Nearly all boot camps are sponsored by distributors, manufacturers or trade associations. If you provide us with contact information for the vendors or associations from your area, we will gladly contact the organization about the possibility of bringing a program to your area.
Nearly every company leaves class telling us the same thing:
“I wish I had taken three days out of my schedule to attend this program five years ago. If I had, we would not be in the trouble we are in today!"
There is almost never a "good" time to be away from your business for three days. But, by working your schedule around the boot camp, you'll see a return on your investment in both time and revenues.
You will need a recent profit-and-loss (P/L) statement, a list of employees and what they earn, and a list of your equipment. Once you register for the boot camp, you will receive a detailed list of what to bring.
It is always recommended the owner and the "numbers person" attend. If you have managers (service manager, install manager, office manager, etc.), the program will provide a full understanding of the business side of the business, and why you need to charge what you charge.
Absolutely not! Each company has their own table and no information is shared openly with the rest of the class.
Before your boot camp is over, you will know exactly what is making money and what is not. You will know your break-even rates for each department, and you will know your projected monthly cash flow. Knowing any of these things (plus dozens of others) will easily pay for the class many times over.
Many companies that need to attend the class are in a cash-flow bind. We offer monthly credit card payments for up to four months.
Yes, we offer a 100% tuition refund (no fussing) if the class does not increase the profitability of your company.