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THE WORST ADVICE TO PREPARE FOR A RECESSION

In Episode 36 of Building Optimal Radio, Shawn covers a few random topics from common bad advice he hears when preparing for the next recession. Listen and learn: The worst advice Shawn hears What Shawn preaches that he doesn’t hear anyone else preaching Shawn’s advice for weathering a downturn.

WHY AND HOW TO GET PAID FOR PRE-CONSTRUCTION PLANNING WORK

In Episode 35 of Building Optimal Radio, Shawn outlines a plan to help you get paid for your pre-con work. If you’re not doing it already, this is worth a listen! And if you are, well Shawn may have a few ways to enhance your program. Listen and learn: Why
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THE BEST RECRUITMENT STRATEGIES FOR CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES

Shawn joins Jared Gossett on Episode 34 of the Building Optimal Podcast to discuss recruitment strategies for construction companies. Listen and learn: Where you should be looking to find your next hire The cost of a bad hire. The percentage of people who actually hate their jobs and what to
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HOW TO FIND SKILLED EMPLOYEES AS A SMALL FIRM ARCHITECT

Are you looking for leadership strategies to build a profitable company prepared for sustainable growth? Episode 238 of the EntreArchitect podcast is: How to Find Skilled Employees You Need as a Small Firm Architect. To hear more about finding high quality employees to join your small firm, listen to the
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HOMEOWNERS SHOULD NOT ASK THEIR CONTRACTORS THIS QUESTION

HOMEOWNERS SHOULD NOT ASK THEIR CONTRACTORS THIS QUESTION LISTEN TO THE BLOGCAST DO NOT ASK A CONTRACTOR FOR A NOSE JOB In my previous post, I stated why homeowners should pay their contractors for proposal and why they shouldn’t expect them to work for free. This post is for homeowners
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WHY CONTRACTORS SHOULD CHARGE FOR PROPOSALS

WHY CONTRACTORS SHOULD CHARGE FOR PROPOSALS LISTEN TO THE BLOGCAST CHARGING FOR PROPOSALS SERVES YOUR CUSTOMERS Many residential contractors waste their time by running around giving out free estimates to customers who never intend on hiring them.  This practice increases the cost of a project because someone has to pay
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THE BEST PRACTICES TO MANAGING YOUR CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS’S MONEY

On the Tile Money Podcast, Shawn joins Luke Miller to talk about managing your money. Listen and learn: How to sell with questions How to calculate your price The difference between markup and margin The best way to manage your money

THIS IS WHAT SUCCESSFULLY RUNNING A CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS LOOKS LIKE

HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY RUN A CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS Running a construction business is no cake walk. On Episode 11 of the Time Limit Podcast, Shawn digs in to the many highs and lows of running a construction business. It’s a wide-ranging conversation that touches on a lot of points that will
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HOW TO F* UP A BOOK LAUNCH – PROFIT FIRST FOR CONTRACTORS

HOW TO F* UP A BOOK LAUNCH – PROFIT FIRST FOR CONTRACTORS WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW TO HEAR HOW TO F* UP A BOOK LAUNCH ENTREPRENEURSHIP ELEVATED PODCAST with Mike Michalowicz Check out Episode 247 of the Entrepreneurship Elevated Podcast with Mike Michalowicz. Mike and Shawn discuss the ins and
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DESIGN – BID – BUILD IS A BROKEN PROCESS

DESIGN – BID – BUILD IS A BROKEN PROCESS The old way of getting projects is broken. Architects design projects without knowing the real costs involved. This creates a problem for the architect and the homeowner and frustrates the contractors bidding on the work. The design, bid, build process is
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