The Pig Farm

One of the things that we constantly discuss in these articles is the need to continually educate yourself. Arguably, the worst thing that a business owner can do is to assume that they know everything there is to know about their business. Our world is constantly changing, and business and industry are no exception. Certainly, it’s in our best interest …

What Can I Do to Grow My Business Faster? Crawling Before You Walk

I consider myself to be extremely fortunate. I (somehow) ended up in a career that I really enjoy, that allows me to help others and that helps me to provide for my family. I started doing home inspections professionally in 2001, and soon thereafter started teaching other home inspectors (and Realtors) about the industry. In addition to being certified to …

Am I Too Late To the Party? Knowing When To Grow Your Business

                I have been extremely fortunate to find myself in a very unique position in the home inspection industry. I was lucky enough to get in on the ground floor of a multi-inspector firm with my friends and business partners. I started doing inspections, growing business to 40 inspections a month and then hiring and training my replacement for those …

Right Place, Wrong Time. The Importance of the Right Customers

                Customers.  They are the lifeblood of any successful business.  Without them, you are just standing around, thinking about how great your business ideas are, and soon on your way to the unemployment line.  Your business cannot survive without cash flow, and that means customers.  Unfortunately, customers can also be the worst part of your business, often causing untold grief …