Get the Heck Out!

Get the heck out!

One of the biggest complaints I hear from homeowners is that their contractor is so slow! They do great work but take forever! I have installed gutters on numerous houses that were in the process of being renovated and when we come in and complete the project in a day or two the homeowners are… Read more »

I met an old man today

I met an old man today.

I met an old man today who reconnected me to my desire to provide excellence in everything that I do. As with anything in life we can become really busy doing things and if we don’t take the time to refresh our focus on our core beliefs and what we are really about we can… Read more »

Inventory with Excel

Inventory with Excel

Inventory with Excel Inventory Management using Quickbooks and Excel Part 3 of 3 You can read Part 2 here and Part 1 here. With Excel we can create simple customized graphs and run projections. The only drawback I have with Excel is that it can’t be used as a database (I have heard that Access… Read more »

Inventory with Quickbooks

Inventory with Quickbooks

Inventory Management using Quickbooks and Excel Part 2 of 3 You can read Part 1 here. Quickbooks does not offer a robust or powerful tool for tracking inventory. But for a small business, doing Inventory with Quickbooks may be all you need. Utilizing the item, sub-item and the inventory part or inventory assembly features you… Read more »

Inventory Management

Quickbooks and Excel (the simple inventory management system)

Inventory Management using Quickbooks and Excel Part 1 of 3 Inventory management at a small scale does not need to be complicated. With a little creativity, using Quickbooks and Excel, a workable inventory management system is possible. We start by breaking down the reorder process in 5 simple steps and cutting away the unnecessary info…. Read more »

I have too much to do

I have too much to do

“I have too much to do” keeps running through my mind. As I get older and time begins to fly by at an unbelievable pace, I am thinking about all of the things I would like to do before time runs out. So I’m doing. Unfortunately, all of my projects have steep learning curves and… Read more »

Do I have an Attitude?

Do I have an attitude?

Do I have an attitude? In the past ten years I have had multiple jobs and have been the supervisor in all but one of them.¬†Out of frustration and anger I have treated people badly and have had a “don’t question me” attitude¬†in dealing with my team, I never stopped to ask myself, “Do I… Read more »

Serving Customers

Serving customers or keeping up with paperwork?

Serving Customers I recently set up a simple task manager with all my things to do in a recurring daily format so every day is set up on a neat schedule and I can check it off my list as I work through my day. The problem I noticed is that most of my time… Read more »

Over Promising

A couple things I learned about over promising what I could deliver.

Why I am guilty of over promising: I have a tendency to over promise in order to make everyone happy. This method wouldn’t be all bad if everything necessary to deliver was completely under my control. However it is not; and on more than one occasion, I’m sorry to say, I’ve made estimations based on… Read more »

How I doubled my productivity

How I doubled my productivity.

Productivity. When I first began in my current position I was always trying to think through the ways I could improve productivity and save time by laying out my task in a way that flowed naturally. I found out quickly how easy it was for my days to get hi-jacked, I would come in on… Read more »

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  • Get the Heck Out!

    Get the heck out!

    One of the biggest complaints I hear from homeowners is that their contractor is so slow! They do great work but take forever! I have installed gutters on numerous houses that were in the process of being renovated and when we come in and complete the project in a day or two the homeowners are… Read more »

  • I met an old man today

    I met an old man today.

    I met an old man today who reconnected me to my desire to provide excellence in everything that I do. As with anything in life we can become really busy doing things and if we don’t take the time to refresh our focus on our core beliefs and what we are really about we can… Read more »

  • Inventory with Excel

    Inventory with Excel

    Inventory with Excel Inventory Management using Quickbooks and Excel Part 3 of 3 You can read Part 2 here and Part 1 here. With Excel we can create simple customized graphs and run projections. The only drawback I have with Excel is that it can’t be used as a database (I have heard that Access… Read more »