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Articles by Frank Blau

Looking Ahead - And Behind

June 1, 2000
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

June 1, 2000
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

June 1, 2000
Is it unethical to steal employees from other contractors?
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How To Create A Flat Rate Price

June 1, 2000
Imagine going into business without enough capital even to purchase some basic instructional books.
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Forget Dollars - Zoom In On Percentages

June 1, 2000
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

June 1, 2000
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

June 1, 2000
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"

June 1, 2000
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?

June 1, 2000
What is the “going rate?”
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Never Co-Sign A Note

June 1, 2000
To share my most important lesson, I have to turn the clock back to 1970.
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