The Law of Freedom

What appeals to me about running is that there is no good reason to do it.  I mean, jogging a few miles for fitness' sake...that makes sense.  But 26.2 miles through mountains, rocks, tree roots, mud and nasty weather?  There is absolutely no reason to do that.  Yet, I want to do it.  This is fun for [...]

Here are Some Helpful Tips for Tax Time

Dreading tax time?  Take a deep breath, and reconsider.  Tax season can be a terrific opportunity to ramp up your business and profitability.  As you assemble your financial information, block out some time to... Clean up the accounting.  Like the back of a service truck, the accounting can get messy.  Extra accounts and rogue transactions.  Work with your bookkeeper and accountant [...]

Biz Tips: 3 Ways to Finish Strong in 2014

Your accounting is like the back of the truck, or your top desk drawer.  It can get messy.  It takes discipline to get things cleaned up and keep them that way.  And discipline makes all the difference to your success.  So, let's get the financials tight and right by year end 2014.  Here [...]

Build a Better Flat Rate Price Book

Are you sold on flat rate pricing? (a.k.a. upfront pricing, straight forward pricing or bid pricing.) I hope so. There are lots of reasons why it’s a good idea. The number one reason? Your customers want to know how much it’s going to cost before they agree to the repairs or replacement.  More reasons:  It [...]