AL Inc said:I think lots of guys get too wrapped up in the "show biz" part of the business. Flashy trucks, equipment, shirts, logos, etc. They are just worried about building a big business.
I would have to say most lco's fail to understand that no matter how nice your operation looks, if you don't know your numbers and your books are a mess, you are done. Knowing your numbers/being organized, and being good with people/being able to sell work should come before anything. Then you can worry about having the trucks, equipment, etc to service your clients.
The most successful people that I have met in this business aren't the hardest working or the ones with the nicest trucks and equipment, it's the guys who know their numbers.