Schwartz http://contractormag.com/taxonomy/term/6652/more en Rolling stock and inventory http://contractormag.com/schwartz/rolling-stock-and-inventory <div class="field-deck"> Looking for a list </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To belabor a much overused cliché — this ain’t rocket science! Stocking a service truck so that you can work off of it is a must. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/schwartz/rolling-stock-and-inventory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/schwartz/rolling-stock-and-inventory#comments Schwartz Silver Fri, 07 Apr 2017 19:36:00 +0000 435091 at http://contractormag.com Finding good people http://contractormag.com/schwartz/finding-good-people <div class="node-body article-body">Reading through CONTRACTOR’s January issue, a general “theme” presented itself. Most of the columns dealing with the current and future state of the trades concerned itself with manpower. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/schwartz/finding-good-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/schwartz/finding-good-people#comments Schwartz Silver Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:14:00 +0000 434431 at http://contractormag.com Safety in the workplace http://contractormag.com/schwartz/safety-workplace <div class="node-body article-body">Workplace safety has moved from almost an afterthought to the forefront of the trades today. In times past, “common sense” dictated how quickly and how thoroughly new hires learned what and what not to do on the job.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/schwartz/safety-workplace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/schwartz/safety-workplace#comments Schwartz Silver Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:16:00 +0000 433651 at http://contractormag.com The challenge of today’s labor market http://contractormag.com/schwartz/challenge-today-s-labor-market <div class="node-body article-body">A large, and some say growing, segment of the 18- to 24-year-old age group are simply not interested in the trades or many other jobs which require physical labor. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/schwartz/challenge-today-s-labor-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/schwartz/challenge-today-s-labor-market#comments Schwartz Silver Mon, 09 Jan 2017 22:36:00 +0000 432671 at http://contractormag.com Selling up: engage with clients about advantages of new products http://contractormag.com/schwartz/selling-engage-clients-about-advantages-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">A service person invited into the customer’s home or business has already passed the first hurdle of the sales call; getting that face-to-face meeting.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/schwartz/selling-engage-clients-about-advantages-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/schwartz/selling-engage-clients-about-advantages-new-products#comments Schwartz Silver Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:02:00 +0000 432081 at http://contractormag.com Starting out — a cautionary tale to anyone thinking about starting a business http://contractormag.com/schwartz/starting-out-cautionary-tale-anyone-thinking-about-starting-business <div class="node-body article-body">I recently received an email from a journeyman plumber describing how he had been reading CONTRACTOR magazine in his company’s main office. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/schwartz/starting-out-cautionary-tale-anyone-thinking-about-starting-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/schwartz/starting-out-cautionary-tale-anyone-thinking-about-starting-business#comments Schwartz Management Silver Wed, 09 Nov 2016 16:17:00 +0000 430201 at http://contractormag.com THANATASDcom/iStock/Thinkstock Marketing yourself — perception vs. reality http://contractormag.com/schwartz/marketing-yourself-perception-vs-reality <div class="node-body article-body">Let’s say, for example, a guy is doing service, repair and remodel work. He works out of a bedroom office in his home. Does it matter to his clients? </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/schwartz/marketing-yourself-perception-vs-reality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/schwartz/marketing-yourself-perception-vs-reality#comments Schwartz Thu, 13 Oct 2016 16:39:00 +0000 428481 at http://contractormag.com What’s in a name these days? http://contractormag.com/schwartz/what-s-name-these-days-0 <div class="node-body article-body">You may remember when the current President of the U.S. was campaigning for his first term in office back in 2008, that a plumber in the crowd asked him about income redistribution plan...</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/schwartz/what-s-name-these-days-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/schwartz/what-s-name-these-days-0#comments Schwartz Silver Fri, 02 Sep 2016 15:20:00 +0000 426511 at http://contractormag.com iStock/Thinkstock Material: to stock or not to stock http://contractormag.com/schwartz/material-stock-or-not-stock <div class="node-body article-body">Whether you are a service oriented shop, a new construction shop or a hybrid of both, buying, storing and/or stocking material is an important part of your everyday operation. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/schwartz/material-stock-or-not-stock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/schwartz/material-stock-or-not-stock#comments Schwartz Management Silver Fri, 05 Aug 2016 20:27:00 +0000 424971 at http://contractormag.com iStock/Thinkstock Job costing: taking hold of reins of your company http://contractormag.com/schwartz/job-costing-taking-hold-reins-your-company <div class="node-body article-body">This method of job costing is woefully inadequate for long term success and for understanding just exactly how much you are making from each job. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/schwartz/job-costing-taking-hold-reins-your-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/schwartz/job-costing-taking-hold-reins-your-company#comments Schwartz Silver Thu, 14 Jul 2016 19:17:00 +0000 423991 at http://contractormag.com