Articles by Frank Blau

Looking Ahead - And Behind

By Frank Blau
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My bosses asked me to turn futurist in this beginning-of-year column and predict what this industry will look like a few years down the road.
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The Plight Of Our Trade

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I have received numerous letters more or less along the same lines, but none as eloquent as what you are about to read.
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Beyond Serfdom

By Frank Blau
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Is it unethical to steal employees from other contractors?
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How To Create A Flat Rate Price

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Imagine going into business without enough capital even to purchase some basic instructional books.
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Forget Dollars - Zoom In On Percentages

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I’ve put together a consolidated version of the last three profit & loss statements from each January (1992-1993-1994) since I attended your seminar.
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Start A Radiant Revolution

By Frank Blau
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I presented a “Business of Contracting” seminar at the 1997 Radiant Panel Association (RPA) meeting in Providence, RI, on April 16-17.
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Why I Am A Union Contractor

By Frank Blau
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People are always asking me how I can make so much money with all the high costs of a union contractor.
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10 Years In The "Bully Pulpit"

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Throughout these last 10 years I’ve tried to hammer home the message that contractors deserve to earn more for their knowledge and labor.
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Who Pays The Price For The Going Rate?

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What is the “going rate?”
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Never Co-Sign A Note

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To share my most important lesson, I have to turn the clock back to 1970.
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