Kissing the Right Frog
Updated: Feb 17
So far in this series we’ve:
· noticed who the hero was when the Big Bad Wolf came around
· learned when to call for your Fairy Godmother
· and discovered why Prince Charming needs a good valet
Now it is time to acquire information about frog kissing. You know, it’s time to figure out which frogs are worthy of the effort and which to ignore.
Construction Contractors Need Advocates
Construction contractors typically need investigative and instructional advocates. You likely already know who they are. But, just in case you’re wondering here is a brief list:
· Marketing professional
· Insurance provider
· HR expert
· Tax preparer
· Accounting advisor
There are likely others, but you get the gist. And since The Profit Constructors falls into the list as accounting advisors the information that follows stays within those parameters.
In the story in which the playful Princess meets the talking frog, there are a few odd things going on. For example, it is interesting how the reasonable (obedience and kindness can lead to good results) mixes with the unreasonable (talking frogs) in this tail. In all the versions I’ve read of this story everyone speaks in English, not Ribbitish. Good thing too. Otherwise, I would be sitting back saying, “huh?”
Yet it can seem when it comes time to choose an app, deploy a system, understand accounting terms, or take the next strategic step that Ribbitish can pop up as the language of the day.
Lo and behold, Tonya and the team at The Profit Constructors go out of their way to learn construction accounting Ribbitish. And they are able to translate it well for their clients. Not only that, but they also learn the Ribbitish connected to accounting and construction technology. They help construction contractors choose the right tech stack for their construction business.
Breaking the Cruel Charm
“He told her that he had been enchanted by a spiteful fairy . . .”
Another oddity about this story pops up when the Princess has to do this crazy thing called Kissing the Frog. She didn’t want to do it. Period. Here are some of the things she may have been thinking:
· I’ve never done this before.
· Change is too difficult.
· This costs too much.
Yeah, we’ve discovered some of our clients were concerned about those very things before they had their own evil enchantment removed, their cruel charm broken.
Choosing the Right Lily Pad (or Castle)
“They then took leave of the king, and got into the coach with eight horses, and all set out, full of joy and merriment, for the prince's kingdom, which they reached safely; and there they lived happily a great many years.”
Beyond choosing practical technological tools, The Profit Constructors help clients develop their construction business castle with proper structure, appropriate operating systems, and useful procedures. It means employing strong strategies and using robust tactics.
Further, our clients rest easy knowing that through our connections and with our persistent research new laws, rules, enactments, and other accounting related actions will be brought to their attention in a timely manner.
Here are some of the methods used to get the info out:
· Monthly Construction Junction Podcasts
· Weekly blog posts
· Weekly scheduled and occasional Very Important Message emails
· Regular scheduled one-on-one interaction with clients
Also, some clients are members of the D.I.Y. system and are privy to the Tips and Tricks Café online meetings.
We put great importance on helping each client with the inner workings of his or her own construction business castle. We put it this way, “We help construction contractors Run With the Big Dogs!”
Next time we discuss The Goldilocks Principle.
Construction Contractors look to The Profit Constructors to provide advocacy in dealing with:
· Clients and customers
· Employees and subcontractors
· Vendors and service providers
· Governmental entities
Working with The Profit Constructors gives Construction Contractors the means to organize their operations in ways that help them:
· Remain informed
· Avoid hassles
· Reduce risks
· Be future-ready
Ready for action? Or want to know more? Get in touch today to schedule a complimentary discovery call. It’s time for your construction business to Run With the Big Dogs! 866-629-7735