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Articles by Frank Blau

The Myth Of The One-Truck Shop

July 21, 2000
Frank Blau says there is no question that you can enjoy a wonderful standard of living as a one-truck operation.
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'I Want A Breakdown!' Revisited

July 17, 2000
People from many walks of life lack the ability to calculate a correct selling price for any given job, says Frank Blau in this month's Business Tips.
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A Diverse Upbringing

June 18, 2000
Old apprenticeship rules forced me to work for different contractors, and what an education that was.
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My Students Are My Heroes

June 16, 2000
People who have the courage to discard years and even decades of bad business habits deserve applause.
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'I Want A Breakdown!'

June 16, 2000
Best of Blau: November 1996
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Handling Customers Who Think They've Been Had

June 16, 2000
Best Of Blau (Reprinted from July 1994)
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1,000 Reasons To Keep On Going

June 16, 2000
The seminar series sponsored by Gerber Plumbing Fixtures Corp. has reached a major milestone.
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Voices Of Despair, Voices Of Hope

June 12, 2000
Finding the many benefits of flat rate pricing.
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Overhead - The Missing Ingredient

June 8, 2000
You must apply hourly overhead to your labor charges or you're lost.
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Calculating Dollar-Per-Hour Overhead

June 6, 2000
Sad but true, most contractors charge less for their labor than it costs them in overhead alone.
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