Blog

Trust, Brand, Copy and Tone

We published an article ‘Meaningful core values’ in June of... We published an article ‘Meaningful core values’ in June of 2018, linked here: Values Article. Our intention was to create a deeper understanding of the importance of discovering and living Company values, especially in a trades dependent business. I...

Construction industry: acute labor shortage

Source: CNBC Larry Lopez, president of construction staffing service Green JobWorks... Source: CNBC Larry Lopez, president of construction staffing service Green JobWorks in Baltimore, Maryland, needs about 20 skilled workers — a tall order for any small employer in a tight labor market. But even available workers often lack the experience...

Want to be a good leader? Learn to follow

Source: Fast Company The professional world epitomizes leadership. No matter... Source: Fast Company The professional world epitomizes leadership. No matter what industry you’re in, being a leader is the holy grail of personal, professional, and career success. As a result, most people want to become one–and we glorify the...

Hidden Opportunity

A US study sited that, on average, only 43% of... A US study sited that, on average, only 43% of the work undertaken by the average trade in construction, is productive billable time. So, what is this all about? We all seem to have a built-in distrust of our...

Where Have All The Skilled Trades Gone?

Growing Number of Freelancers According to one of the most... Growing Number of Freelancers According to one of the most comprehensive studies completed on the independent workforce*, the number of freelancers (or independent workers) will surpass employed workers within 10 years. Some studies predict independent workers will represent in...

LincEdge Launch: Join Our Skilled Trades Network!

We are pleased to announce that LincEdge is live. After... We are pleased to announce that LincEdge is live. After having hosted a successful beta launch, our application is now available to all skilled trades. What is LincEdge? LincEdge is a tool that makes it easy to build a...

True cost of labor: How much are your billable employees costing?

The Situation Experience teaches that customers inevitably value hard assets... The Situation Experience teaches that customers inevitably value hard assets over labor. Even though we depend heavily on labor to design, manage, fabricate and install systems, the consumer is thinking only of the ‘gear’ they’ve procured and the benefit...
Coins

Common Cash Flow Problems in Skilled Trade Businesses: 6 Limiting Beliefs to Overcome

The Problem Scenario The story I am about to outline... The Problem Scenario The story I am about to outline is based on real conversations with firms offering skilled services. This story exposes common cash flow problems in service-based businesses. For simplicity, we will create a single firm and call...

Go Back Home