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    Having the company perform work for the owner is essentially the same as taking money out of the company and should be recorded that way in the financials.

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    As your business grows, you'll need to develop an estimating system that does more for you than simply getting you to a price.

  • Tracking the Owner's Time

    You need to know what functions you perform before you can make informed hiring decisions.

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    Cedar roofs are common in Eastern Massachusetts, where I live and work.

  • Quality, Schedule, Price: Pick Two

    All clients come to the table with a set of unspoken expectations, some of which they may not even be aware of. Because these assumptions will inform every decision they make, it's important to bring them into the open and prioritize them early on. This will help you decide whether you and the...

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  • Q&A: Detecting Live Romex

    Q. I'm a remodeler and often work around existing wiring. What's the most practical and inexpensive tool for detecting live current in either romex or wire in a metal conduit? Can you detect current inside the conduit without opening the conduit?