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Articles by Frank Blau

Best Of Blau-October 1996: Rebirth Of A Contractor<br>Frank Blau

March 29, 2002
Here's how the subject of last month's column staved off Chapter 7 and turned his business around.
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'The Cost Of Not Knowing. . .' Goes On & On<br>Frank Blau

February 28, 2002
Best Of Blau Reprinted September 1996. PHC contractors continually buy themselves jobs at prevailing rates.
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Recession Blues & Then Some<br>Frank Blau

February 1, 2002
It's more than an economic downturn that plagues PHC service companies.
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Words Of Wisdom<br>Frank Blau

January 1, 2002
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts
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Why Does Our Industry Resist Flat Rate Pricing? <br>Frank Blau

December 3, 2001
Creatures of habit resist change even when it's in their own best interest.
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Gone Fishing<br>Frank Blau

October 3, 2001
A sabbatical is a tradition in the academic world -- why not for hard-working plumbing pros?
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Flying Blind<br>Frank Blau

August 31, 2001
Timely Profit & Loss statements are needed to keep your company from crashing.
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What Is A 'Fair' Price?

July 27, 2001
If a contractor offers a price and the customer accepts, the price is fair, provided there is no coercion.
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Our Undervalued Profession<br>Frank Blau

July 2, 2001
Our industry has too many contractors working at minimum wage levels - and yet too many consumers think we charge too much.
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Barking Up The Wrong Tree<br>Frank Blau

May 30, 2001
It's OK to operate as a one-man shop - just don't expect to sell the business.
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