June 26, 2018

When seeking out new business, you might consider targeting all potential customers in the immediate vicinity of your satisfied customers.  Ask your satisfied customer(s) for a letter of recommendation that you can use when discussing the possibility of securing new cu...

June 19, 2018

One of the major questions that arises when plowing contractors get together is “How do I get new customers, with all the cutthroat one-truck operators out there giving away their time??”.

Maybe this is the wrong attitude.  Might it be better if we (as the contractor pr...

June 12, 2018

Be very careful in your treatment of independent service providers while they are plowing snow for you.  You do not want them to be misconstrued as being “employees” as compared to actual “subcontractors”.  While you can give them direction – that direction should be l...

June 6, 2018

The manner in which a Service Provider is paid is a very big issue.  It should go without saying that your subcontractors are the lifeblood of your business, and you need them to survive.  They should be paid on-time and in-full, every time.  Stretching out a subcontra...

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