Author Archives: Michael Stone

Management Talk: Health Care for Contractors

How the new health care law might impact your business’s Profit and Loss Statement
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Management Talk: Is green building in your future?

Education is the key to long-term survival and making money
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Hang in there; better days are ahead

Until those better days arrive, however, do everything you can to keep busy
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Name your most profitable jobs

Michael Stone, who offers business advice in the column "Management Talk," says it’s time to get focused on being focused.
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Getting your phone to ring

All too many contractors’ phones are all too silent these days. Read what Management Talk columnist Michael Stone has to offer by way of advice for getting some jangling on the phone and some jingling in your pocket. Read more »

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Redeem the downtime

Let people know you’re here to help them Read more »

Posted in RB March 2009, Rural Builder Magazine | Leave a comment

What does generosity cost?

Don’t confuse ‘giving it back’ with ‘getting it back,’ says Management Talk columnist Michael Stone Read more »

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This guy says I’m overcharging

What’ll you do if the customer decides, when the balance is due, that he doesn’t like your bill? Read more »

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Getting it done with your suppliers

Management Talk columnist Michael Stone  addresses  some of the flubs and flops that can happen simply because of a lack of communication. Read more »

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Don’t give your work away

If the customer isn’t committed, don’t spend the time, advises    Michael Stone,  Rural Builder  magazine’s Management Talk columnist.  Stone has a track record of more than three decades in the construction industry. Read more »

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