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Need to make more money?

Customer Shaking Hands With Builder On Site

One of the common reasons builders start their own business is because they want to make more money than they do on the tools. However, while many may make more than they did on the tools (double in many cases), they often spend much more time doing so. Making significant money in building means understanding […]

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How to prepare your building business for a market downturn

Builders Meeting

For once, a number of economists are agreed that there is a downturn coming sometime soon. Not that they’re telling us precisely when, as that is impossible to predict. From their perspective, recession is the time in the business cycle when weak and inefficient businesses disappear. These are the companies that pop up in periods […]

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3 Tips For Starting A Building Business

How to sell like a builder

I was asked the other day, “What are the 3 things you say to someone when they’re starting their building business?”I had to think for a moment but I came up with three. Tell me what you think about them. 1. You need to learn to price for profit. Otherwise there’s no point in going […]

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Knowing Your Numbers Pays

Know your numbers

Business man standing on the top of the mountain looking at the valley. Business success concept So you have run your business “by the seat of your pants?” Well done. But with today’s challenges you know you need to make better decisions in order to keep up with the play. Also, you want to be […]

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Use The Post It Note Method To Design Your Business Systems

team doesn't do things the way I do things

I often have builders who tell me that their team members just don’t do things the way they do. It’s disconcerting for them because it threatens the reputation they have built up over the years. Further it prevents them growing a team that can work without the being there to oversee every action.   “Why […]

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