Course Title:

The Right Mindset to Run a Construction Company

These lessons are based on my 35-year career in the construction industry. For the most part, they represent things I wish I had known, but had to find out for myself, usually at significant expense.  Be smart, learn from my mistakes.

Good judgement comes from experience...Experience comes from bad judgement.

Sections in this course include:

  • The Entrepreneurial Seizure
    • We Are All Infected
  • Ten Commandments For Running a Construction Business
    • Commandment One
    • Commandment Two
    • Commandment Three
    • Commandment Four
    • Commandment Five
    • Commandment Six
    • Commandment Seven
    • Commandment Eight
    • Commandment Nine
    • Commandment Ten
  • Developing a No-Nonsense Attitude
    • What is a “No-Nonsense Attitude”?
    • Your Sales Attitude
    • Your Sizzle Attitude
    • Your Systems Attitude
    • Your Supplier Attitude
    • Your Specialist Attitude
  • The Government Is Your Partner (Like It Or Not)
    • Which Government Agencies have a finger in your pie?
    • Links to Government sites
  • Thanks — for the Miseries
    • Thanks… 

 

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The Entrepreneurial Seizure

We Are All Infected

The Entrepreneurial Seizure is the moment where you realize you should… no, you absolutely must… start your own business. It is an unrelenting pressure you cannot resist.

Ten Commandments For Running a Construction Business

Commandment One

You shall spend more time ON your business than IN your business.

Commandment Two

You shall only play in a game worth winning.

Commandment Three

You shall position yourself and your business as problem-solvers.

Commandment Four

You shall study your financials religiously.

Commandment Five

You shall conserve cash at all costs.

Commandment Six

You shall treat your bankers and suppliers as you wish to be treated.

Commandment Seven

You shall accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative.

Commandment Eight

You shall never mess with the Government. It is bigger than you and it does not play fair.

Commandment Nine

You shall get organized.

Commandment Ten

You shall systematize yourself out of a job.

Developing a No-Nonsense Attitude

What is a “No-Nonsense Attitude”?

You are asking a client to trust that you have what it takes to turn their dollars into their dream. Be serious about that transaction.

Your Sales Attitude

Know what’s important to your market.

Your Sizzle Attitude

Give your Buyer something to brag about.

Your Systems Attitude

Systems help you be a better manager.

Your Supplier Attitude

Treat your suppliers right, but let them know you expect more than product from them.

Your Specialist Attitude

Make certain your specialist team members earn their fees.

The Government Is Your Partner (Like It Or Not)

Which Government Agencies have a finger in your pie?

See the many ways that various governmental entities are involved with your construction business. There isn’t much you can do about it, just be aware of the players in your game.

Links to Government sites

It is always a good idea to know what you are dealing with when you are dealing with the Government. Here is a list of useful links to government sites.

Thanks — for the Miseries

Thanks… 

Thankfulness with a little bit of a twist. A lesson in why mindset is important to running a construction business.

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