Scaling Up (Lessons From A Contractor Scaling Up)

Scaling Up (Lessons From A Contractor Scaling Up)

Are you at the phase in your business where you're ready to scale up, grow your business and take it to the next level? If you are, hiring help is your next thing.

Today I'm going to actually be sharing a client case study with you. I’m sharing what my client went through, the growing pains that they experienced before reaching out to me as they tried to scale their business.

I'm going to be sharing: The case study, Tips, tricks, and strategies, Things that they should have done , Things that they did wrong.

You don't have to make the same mistakes.

The Forgotten Strategy

The Forgotten Strategy

Ever been in a position where multiple people have been bidding for your time? Do you feel like you're being pulled in multiple directions? Or maybe it's just me. I have four kids.

I cannot imagine what it would have been like to have to change four diapers at one time, feeding four kids a bottle at one time. If you know anything about kids, they like that individualized, one-on-one attention. With four, how do you do that? It's hard. When they're all bidding for your time at the same time.

I was fortunate, thank God, that my first three were four years apart, literally. God's doing, not mine. The last one was 11 years later. Now that definitely was God's doing!

I didn't have to change four diapers at one time, which is great and maybe your story is a little bit different, but here's what I know about relationships and even business. You can't build a bunch of relationships effectively at one time.

Future Client Process And Resources

Future Client Process And Resources

Yesterday I was hanging out with the girls and we were talking about things we like doing. I shared my love for teaching and training. How I taught elementarily and at the college level. I emphasized how I love teaching and training, which I do.

One of the ladies asked what I do.

I told them I had my own business and that I help small businesses start, grow, and scale their business in the government market place. Three of them asked for my business card.

With them asking “what I do” It got me to thinking what those in my community might not know about what I do or how I do something.

It came to me that you might not know the process of being a client of mine, us working together 1:1. It’s actually a simple process.

It starts with a conversation. For the right people, it takes less than 30minutes. During the conversation, I’m listening for key things to decide whether we’d be a good fit to work together.

Boost Your Business With This Epic Strategy

Boost Your Business With This Epic Strategy

What is the best bang for your buck to grow your contracting business? Do you know what that is? That one thing that you could be doing that will give you the biggest bang for your buck.

There are probably so many things that you could be doing in your business, and even more that you've seen other contractors doing.

I know you see them because most contractors have those car decals, you can identify a contractor, and you see them coming and going, coming and going all the time, especially if they live in your neighborhood.

You’re thinking, they have to be busy and they must be making a lot of money. Although, that might not be the case.

I'm curious, have you taken the time to learn how to actually market your contracting business and do business development? Do you even know what business development is? Food for thought.

Contractor Business Tip: Art Of Winning More Contracts

Contractor Business Tip: Art Of Winning More Contracts

I don't like to have all my eggs in one basket. Do you have all your eggs in one basket? What if you trip and fall and those eggs go tumbling all out the basket? You know what I'm talking about. When you're in the grocery store and you have that little cart. You're carrying it in your hand. It’s overflowing because you thought you were only going to grab a couple of things, but you fill it up to the top and then stuff starts falling out. That's not a great place to be. So you don't want to have all your eggs in one basket.

Winning Contracts - Strategy and Steps You Need Them Both

Winning Contracts - Strategy and Steps You Need Them Both

You've probably heard about the wealth of opportunities available to you as a government contractor. I'm talking state and local government, with your cities, the school districts, all of these different places, even the private sector, with corporations too.

There's a lot of opportunities out there available for you as a small contractor. Yet, you have a question. The question I get asked all the time, so it's probably your question too, is where do I start? Do I bid as a prime? Or do I bid as a subcontractor?

An Attractive Reputation That Will Make You Not Easily Forgotten

An Attractive Reputation That Will Make You Not Easily Forgotten

I have a question. Have you ever jumped into a relationship at first sight? You've committed to the relationship with someone when you first met them. That is the question for today. Ponder that, 'cause you may have to think back. It may have been awhile.

7 Time Saving Hacks for Busy Contractors

7 Time Saving Hacks for Busy Contractors

I know things can go haywire real quick when you have to manage your back office, the project in the field, and the paperwork for projects. I always tell people when they talk about their back office and their struggles and things like that I always say Don't let your back office prevent the success in your front office.

8 Steps To fast tracking your way to become A Government Contractor

8 Steps To fast tracking your way to become A Government Contractor

There is one question I get asked all the time and maybe this is a question for you too, so definitely check this video out. I get asked all the time about becoming a government contractor and what is the first or next step?

People come to me in various phases, different steps of becoming a government contractor, so today I'm going to actually be answering the question on...

How to become a government contractor