Every contractor should keep a logbook.
Unlike other types of records,
which accumulate haphazardly over
time, a logbook is designed to hold routine
entries. The key word here is "routine."
It doesn't matter whether you
make entries once a day or once a week;
what's important is that you make an
entry as a regular part of doing business.
This kind of recordkeeping is not as
time-consuming as it sounds. Remember,
I'm not talking about something you're
going to submit for a Pulitzer Prize, nor is
your third-grade teacher going to grade
you on neatness. You can write the notes
by hand in a three-ring binder that you
balance on your knee. Just make sure to