You can work hard and make a living, maybe even a very good living, without learning how a contracting business actually produces profit.
Without knowing how profit is actually produced, it is assured that you will work too hard for too little for too long. Real, life changing profit levels will not come from growing revenues only, not from doing more jobs and never from cutting costs. This powerful workshop for owners and senior managers of contracting companies is guaranteed to reshape your understanding and sharpen your focus about how to improve your profits right now!
What topics does the workshop cover?
- Find out where your business model is off-target and how to correct it so profits flow more easily
- We will bust two contractor myths that are causing stress while stealing your profits
- Powerful techniques to differentiate your business from the competition
- Learn how much impact your mix of job types has on your profitability
- Learn how to stop competing on price
- Discover how much bottom line cash is available now by taking 3 easy-to-implement small changes
- Helpful tips for hiring skilled employees
- Learn how to manage the boom and bust economic cycles
Where have all the employees gone? Will this workshop help?
I’m too busy/not busy enough. Will this workshop help?
What else will this workshop do for my business?
Where DOES profit really come from?
Aspire Founder and CEO
Ken is the son of a painting contractor. After nearly a decade of undergraduate and graduate level business education Ken became a Vice President with a Fortune 500 company before the age of thirty. After that company was acquired Ken founded and sold two other successful businesses before beginning his consulting career. Focusing on high level strategic and operational business consulting Ken worked with the senior management teams of clients including Apple Computer, Texas Instruments, Goodyear, British Petroleum, Firestone, SPX and other major corporations.
Ken then changed up everything, “The high-level corporate consulting business was interesting and financially rewarding but something important was missing. The work, no matter how important didn’t really change anybody’s life. It just didn’t seem to matter. My head and maybe my ego led me to this kind of glamorous work – but it was my heart that brought me back to the kind of work that matters.”
Ken repurposed the successful business that he had built to focus entirely on helping small businesses. According to Ken, “The heroes of the business world are the small business owners and managers. They do the real work and produce the most jobs in this country. Sadly, they seldom get the rewards that their honest work deserves. My focus became, and remains, to change that.”
Ken has been a featured speaker at countless industry events to tens of thousands of business owners. He has written for and been featured on the cover of trade publications and holds four industry related patents.
For over 20 years now Ken’s company, The Aspire Institute, has focused on the two business segments in which Ken grew up; the automotive service industry, and construction contractors. Thousands of business owners and their families are more prosperous today through Aspire’s work.
Senior Vice President
Fred’s passion is to see the lives of small business owners get easier and build real wealth.
Director of Coaching and Curriculum
After graduating with a degree in Psychology from Sonoma State University, Brent married his wife Laura and began his career as a woodworker. Eventually Brent and Laura were able to buy a ranch in Idaho where they raised their four children and today that ranch is alive with visits from their four grandchildren. They bought a home in the South of France where they spend a couple of months every year. Community service has been another passion for Brent. Just a fraction of Brent’s contribution to his community include; a gubernatorial appointment to a water quality board, founder of an Educational Research and Development Organization, Chairman of his county’s school district board of trustees and Commissioner of his local fire district. Brent also co-founded a high school residential carpentry program and designed and implemented an experimental youth job skills training program.
As a senior manager at Aspire, Brent designs educational programs as well as develops and manages a team of talented construction industry business coaches.