Most times, no one sits down with a new contractor and shows him the ropes. Tells him good ways to do business. Gives to this young person his full experience. Rarely, does it happen. Typically only in family situations.
All contractors keep secrets. The vast majority of new contractors have to learn the hard way the business processes that work. They refer to their previous experience and are left lacking for superior business practices. Since previously they were employees they don’t have the overall experience of running the business. The lessons were not with their “neck on the line”. Sadly, the have to practice while managing their first contracting firm
Only a seasoned contractor knows these eleven secrets. He has the scar tissue to prove it.
For the new contractor, not knowing means embarrassment, lost profit and sometimes bankruptcy.
Our goal with this book is to help all contractors learn more. Our firm knows from our consulting, seminars and book sales that there is a need for contractor business education. Craft skills are diminishing with each passing generation and knowledge of the business of contracting is also.
We don’t know if you will learn more however, it is our focus. Read this book and our hope is that it is value.