August 7, 2018

Even the best leaders sometimes need a helping hand. Here are three cases where a little boost can make a big difference.  Most great leaders are self-contained individuals. That's not surprising, given that the process of becoming a great leader develops a high degree...

July 31, 2018

As we start the “selling season” for snow management contractors, some things come to mind.  Many think they don’t need to start “bidding” or start “quoting” new work until September or October. That implies we are a seasonal business, and only have to pay attention to...

July 24, 2018

Progressive snow contractors are making plans now.  Those plans include getting educated about the issues important to their businesses.  They include planning for cash flow during the summer months, planning on how much new business they want to take on next winter an...

July 17, 2018

In order to get an accurate snow measurement, measure the depth of the snow. Taking a measurement of snow from the first snowflake or since your last measurement, is the "new snowfall measurement."

Snow depth is known as the measurement of snow that has fallen during pr...

July 10, 2018

What does it take to make someone a great entrepreneur?

If everyone knew the answer to that then the whole country would be full of self-made millionaires working for themselves in thriving businesses. We all dream of being successful but it is hard to say exactly wha...

July 3, 2018

Are you getting numerous calls from snow contractors from all over – all asking (essentially) the same thing…..is anyone signing any work yet?  Unfortunately, it’s not yet time.  I know, I know – you’re getting antsy.  You want them to make a decision, even if it is no...

June 26, 2018

Aside from its role in stifling the growth of deadly pathogens and their insect carriers, winter has been vital for human development in many other ways. First off, wheat grows only where there are cool or cold winters. That's a vital invention that helps feed the worl...

June 19, 2018

A very good snow contractor keeps their records for seven to 10 years.  So what should you do when you are notified you are involved in a lawsuit?  The very first move is to notify the insurance company.  Normally, this is done through your agent.  Forward the paperwor...

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