By PAULETTE THOMAS
“Question: I’ve started my own roofing company and am having difficulty managing my time. I’ve been too busy installing roofs to provide estimates for potential new customers. Should I hire a qualified crew to handle the physical labor while I focus on marketing and estimates? I’m concerned that my profits will drop. I’ll be able to get more jobs than in the past, but will it be worth the risk?
— Ramsay, Detroit”
– Some lessons learned; 1. Don’t let fear be a motivator in you business decisions. Usually it will lead you to the wrong answer. 2. Make sure you learn as much as you can about the market and where it is heading before you take a step. 3. Make sure that you really want to grow. -ed.