Collections. This is the universal issue for every tradesman in every state, virtually every country. The March issue of Reeves Journal p. 17 reflects the realities of collecting payment from friends and neighbors. Contributor Tom Gandy’s story about setting up a collections policy rings true. Check it out.
Here’s something that keeps me awake at night sometimes. Here’s a note from RT @johnsonnhalter asking “How will professional tradesmen jobs of the future be filled?” And here’s a thought from Boyce Thompson @builderonline: “Will the home building recovery be lead by multi-family sector?” (I think yes). Finally, here’s a great article from RT @LeahThayer: Does Energy Efficiency Drive Home Builders out of Business?