Schwartz http://contractormag.com/taxonomy/term/6652/more en 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 Registered User 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 Registered User 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 Registered User 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 Registered User 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 Registered User 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 Registered User 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 Registered User Thu, 14 Jul 2016 19:17:00 +0000 423991 at http://contractormag.com Cash flow and business cycles http://contractormag.com/schwartz/cash-flow-and-business-cycles <div class="node-body article-body">If you are in business or are thinking about going into business, the one thing which you must master is cash flow. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/schwartz/cash-flow-and-business-cycles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/schwartz/cash-flow-and-business-cycles#comments Schwartz Registered User Mon, 20 Jun 2016 20:44:00 +0000 421911 at http://contractormag.com Codes, enforcement & interpretation http://contractormag.com/schwartz/codes-enforcement-interpretation <div class="node-body article-body">As plumbing and mechanical contractors, our work is governed by building codes.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/schwartz/codes-enforcement-interpretation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/schwartz/codes-enforcement-interpretation#comments Codes Schwartz Registered User Fri, 06 May 2016 15:23:00 +0000 419201 at http://contractormag.com Stockbyte/Thinkstock