The Making of a Small-Business Owner

Home Performance Special Issue 2006
A version of this article appears in the Home Performance Special Issue 2006 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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April 16, 2006
        Running a successful remodeling company is an ongoing challenge. It can start when you walk into your office on Monday morning.You receive a call from one of your carpenters at 7am, letting you know that he won’t be showing up to work that day. Soon after that, the client calls, asking where everyone is. On short notice, you pull a carpenter off another project and send him to the job site where you need help. You then discover that the lead carpenter didn’t order the materials due on the job site that day, and you’re back, in your office, scrambling to put out a fresh set of fires. Is this just another day at the office?

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