May 30, 2018

Utilizing independent service providers (formerly known as – subcontractors) can be a source of irritation at times, and one needs to be cognizant of the pitfalls associated with utilizing subcontractors.  One needs to be prepared that a percentage of the available sub...

May 22, 2018

Growth in the snowplowing business is usually dependent upon how much equipment and manpower you can muster to deal with the increased business.  Additional equipment requires substantial capital investment, if you choose to own all the necessary equipment.  One proven...

May 16, 2018

In my opinion, it is imperative we (in the snow business – as well as all other walks of life) you project a professional image.  Customers need to be able to communicate with you.  You must have at least a cell phone – and nowadays maybe an I-Phone or smart phone of s...

May 7, 2018

For those in the snow business, and in any business……

You alone also control your ultimate destiny with regards to profit and cash flow.  Lack of profit is not what usually sinks a company.  It is lack of CASH.  Collecting receivables timely is important to success.  Gr...

May 7, 2018

If you want to “think you can” then it is imperative to bring a businesslike attitude to the snow side of your business if you’re going to have any chance at being successful.  One of the biggest problems with those of us in the snow business is that we don’t have enou...

May 7, 2018

Attitude towards professionalism in the snow business, and attitude towards having total control of the growth of our business are intertwined.  One introspective question often asked at this time of year (after the season is over) is “how can we make a profit at this...

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