The following article really doesn't have much to do with starting or growing a small contracting business, but it caused quite a stir when I posted it to the Service Round Table forums (, and I got tons of replies thanking me for bringing up the subject. I also got a bunch of people tellin' me I was ignorant, stupid, insane, or all three. I'm of the opinion that every response was spot-on. I don't know what reaction will happen here, if any, but it ...

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