Jim Hamilton: The Bottom Line

Jim Hamilton helps plumbing and heating contractors keep their financials straight.

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Think about retirement now in order to save the money you'll need then

How much profit is enough?
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The key phrase here is “financial gain.”


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Selling at the right price

Are you or your technicians taking home the biggest paycheck?
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When you look at the profit-and-loss statement, ask yourself what stands out to you.


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The success of your business is in your control

New year, same focus.
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Go on. Flip over the calendar. Look at that! You’ve made it to 2014. Some of you are celebrating this past year with a bottle of bubbly, a victory lap around the shop and a hearty pat on the back (and maybe year-end bonuses) for your team. Others of you may still be saying: “Whew! Thank goodness that year is over. This year will be different. I know we can succeed.


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Do you struggle to make a profit?

Try something different and plan to make it successful.
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Many times as owners we get in the way of our own success by continuing to do only those things that we already know how to do. Doing what you know and actually knowing what to do can result in two different outcomes. 


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The words you say can ruin your business

Mom was right.
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My mother always told me, “Choose your words carefully and know they can always be used against you.” Mom was right on the money, but I had to learn my own way. 


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Play to win

It's your choice to succeed or fail in business.
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It’s April and your first quarter is behind you. Are you ready for your second quarter? Are you playing to win?
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Who’s in control of your business?

Staff to meet customer demand and focus positively on the future
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Every two years I get the pleasure to listen to one of the nation’s top economists speak at Nexstar Network’s Super Meeting


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Toss some hats and focus

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Your  processes should help customers and increase growth.
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Seal the deal with financing

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Present a monthly payment option and sell more big-ticket items.
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Acquisitions made easy

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Buying a company’s name and phone numbers will give you repeat customers.
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