Jan 29, 2016
You are an intelligent Contractor which means you know how to operate your construction company and the biggest barrier to your success is getting your employees to do what you want them to do, when you want them to do it, and do it the way you know works best.
Contractors who are Process Dependent Vs. People Dependent always makes more money and enjoys more freedom and peace of mind over Construction Company owners who are in constant chaos making the same decisions over and over.
The difference between Success and Failure is simple and easy. Change a few simple things in your thinking and what you will tolerate and you can change your construction company and make dramatic improvements in your cash flow, profitability and the amount of freedom and enjoyment you will get out of your life.
The first step to moving your construction company from a People-Dependent-Chaotic-Neurotic-Maddening-Disorganized-Money-Losing-Life-Sucking-Money-Pit to a Process-Dependent-Money-Machine is developing simple checklists and expanding them over the course of time.
If You Want Highly Qualified And Experienced Mentors To Guide You Step-By-Step In Setting Up A Working Business Process Management System For Your Construction Company contact Sharie.
Call Sharie 206-361-3950
Do you own and operate a small construction company? Have you ever wondered if having a consultant with construction expertise to call on and ask questions would help you? Are you concerned you cannot afford one?
When my partner, Sharie DeHart and I, were running construction and plumbing service and repair businesses beginning in the early 1970's until 2000 we felt we did not need to pay anybody to tell us what to do because we knew exactly what to do.
After several very painful and extremely costly mistakes we
found the adage "Experience Is The Best Teacher...And The Most
Expensive" to be oh so true!
We found ourselves, our family, employees and suppliers were all riding on our Roller Coaster of Surprises, some good, some bad. On occasion we would wake up screaming bloody murder only to discover it was the middle of the afternoon and we were not asleep!
After a while we decided perhaps there was truth in the adage "If you think education is expensive, try ignorance". I will admit I was a bit arrogant thinking since I was raised in a family of contractors that I knew a lot about construction.
In fact I knew quite a bit about what Michael Gerber calls "Working In The Business But Not On The Business"
At that point in the late 1970's we decided to move to The Merry-Go-Round of a business with a Strategic Plan that could grow-up and provide us with a more predictable result
Books, Tapes, Seminars and Guru's
For the next several years we added a combined total of over
4,000 books, cassette tapes, VHS video tapes, workbooks, and
several hundred handouts from every How-To-Do-It guru we could
And we were still not getting anywhere fast because the seminars are like energy drinks, they pump you up and after a week or two in the real world we were beaten down again. It was a roller coaster again.
Be, Do, Have
In time we found several consultants and professionals some good, some bad, some nightmares and one in particular kept repeating Be, Do, Have. Be the person, Do the work, Have the results.
In life we produce reasons or results and, reasons don’t count. Having experienced success and failure a number of times this message slowly sinked into my head.
We discovered that success came fast and easy when we engage the services of mentors that are skilled in construction because they were where we wanted to be.
We even hired a few consultants that were worthless because they had no construction experience and could only teach what they had learned in university or by hanging around hyped up seminar presenters selling Get-Rich-Quick-Schemes to rooms full of desperate people.
We will spend a full hour with you at no charge so that both of us can determine if we are a good fit.
If there is mutual agreement to move forward we will customize a program to fit your budget and your needs.
As a part of our program we will complete our analysis and
present you a report on a regular basis:
· You decide what to do with the information
· You make changes or stay the same
· You want to some show and tell, visual people
· You may want RD to tour your facility or office
· You may decide to have us setup 5x5x5 QuickBooks KPI Reports
· It is not about what we think, believe or feels is important
· The focus is always on you, what you think, believe or feel is important
· We offer Trust / Competence / Understanding
I trust this podcast helps you understand that outsourcing your contractors bookkeeping services to us is about more than just “doing the bookkeeping”; it is about taking holistic approach to your entire construction company and helping support you as a contractor and as a person.
We understand the good, bad and the ugly about owning and operating construction companies because we have had several of them and we sincerely care about you and your construction company!
That is all I have for now and if you have listened this far please do me the honor of commenting and rating podcast www.FastEasyAccounting.com/podcast Tell me what you liked, did not like, tell it as you see it because your feedback is crucial and I thank you in advance.
I trust this will be of value to you and your feedback is always welcome at www.FastEasyAccounting.com/podcast
This is one more example of how Fast Easy Accounting is helping construction company owners across the USA including Alaska and Hawaii put more money in the bank to operate and grow your construction company. Construction accounting is not rocket science; it is a lot harder than that and a lot more valuable to construction contractors like you so stop missing out and call Sharie 206-361-3950 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Need Help Now?
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Thank you very much and I hope you understand we really do care about you and all contractors regardless of whether or not you ever hire our services.
Bye for now until our next episode here on the Contractors Success MAP Podcast.
Randal DeHart | Contractors Accountant