February 26, 2019

What is causing all this snow?  Repeated storms moving across the country and up the east coast, blanketing all with snowfalls way above average.

Even in Europe, snow has surpassed most “averages” for a good portion of the area.  Records are falling there too.  What’s g...

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...

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

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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