Many Business Owners are risk takers, if they were not, then they would take a job instead. I am taking some risk now hiring people and buying some equipment with expectations that I can grow more and make more. What people need to know that risk and reward are connected. If I want safe I put money in the bank and on the opposite side I buy a lotto ticket. On one end I get my money back for sure but little reward on the other, I likely lose everything but might win big. Clearly businesses operate somewhere in the middle. The trick is knowing the risk and asking for a return for that risk. It is not about being greedy. It is about knowing that every time you bid a job you have risk. Risk of people not paying Risk of job over runs... so on and so forth. Not every job will generate a profit and some will go as planned. Our goal is to be fair to everyone and be competitive. Losing a job to a low bidders is perhaps not as bad as winning that job. My job and responsibility to my family, my employees and their families it to stay in business. It often keeps me up at night, lucky for me not late but rather early. My internal alarm clock gets me up at 4:30 AM thinking about what I can do to make this work. I do not dream of running 50 crews but I sure would like 5 crews.