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the secret to more control with less work

As a contractor do you ever feel like trying to control the results in your business is a little like the guy at the circus who’s juggling all the balls in the air, running here and fro to make sure one of them doesn’t drop?  While it’s impressive to watch them do it and end up with all the balls in their arms, it’s also very obvious when they finish that they’re exhausted.

Sometimes running a contract business that has several projects going at one time can feel that way too.

While it can feel like that is your only choice, I’m here to tell you  – there IS something you can do to have more control, that doesn’t involve you just working hard, or more hours.

The one thing that always gives you more control is information. Information gives you…

Clarity 
so you can have More Confidence,
so you can take more Powerful actions

Today’s video is an interview I did with Devon Tilly, host of the podcast, Art of Construction.  In this interview, Devon starts out by asking me…

“How do you see contractors are being controlled by their business?”

What a great question! As you watch and listen, here are a few questions to ask yourself…

What DO I know and how can I get even more clarity?
How CAN I plan for the unknown?
What choices DO I have now?

Here’s to you not being the juggler anymore!

Get Intentional About Your Profits!

Imagine it’s December 2021, and you’re reviewing the results of your business for the past year and you notice that compared to 2020, your profits are WAY up, AND, you didn’t have to kill yourself to make it happen! How great will that be?!

That’s what’s possible when you get intentional about your profits. Planning for increased profits by creating an operating budget for your business is the first step. I don’t just mean a revenue plan (most people have one of those), I mean planning for bottom-line net profits and increased cash flow.

In today’s video, I’m going to share with you the tools and steps to employ to help you do just that for your business.

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Control Your Business So It Doesn’t Control You

When business is moving fast, and you’re working hard to just keep up, it can feel like you are not in control.  But you don’t want to drop any balls that your juggling.  Because if you do, it may actually get worse. 

While it can feel like that is your only choice, I’m here to tell you  – there IS something you can do to have more control, that doesn’t involve you just working hard, or more hours.

The one thing that always gives us more control is information. Information gives us…

Clarity so we can have…
More Confidences, so we can take…
Powerful actions

Today’s video is an interview I did with Devon Tilly, host of the podcast, Art of Construction.  In this interview, Devon starts out by asking me…

“How do you see contractors are being controlled by their business?” – what a great question!

As you watch and listen, here are a few questions to ask yourself…

What DO I know and how can I get even more clarity?
How CAN I plan for the unknown?
What choices DO I have now?

Enjoy!

Warmest,

 

Vicki Suiter helps people see their businesses differently, then gives them the tools to do things differently.  Since beginning her business in 1990, Vicki has helped hundreds of contractors achieve the kind of success they never dreamed possible. Today, in addition to consulting, Vicki is an in-demand speaker at industry conferences nationally and internationally. Vicki’s articles and opinions have been widely shared in print and across the web. She is also the author of the book “The Profit Bleed” How managing margin can save your contracting business.

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