And the good news is...

Nice to hear there is good news for a change.

But first the bad news.

And you don't have to go far to look for it: you're hearing it every day.

Currently, things are not looking too hot for the construction industry. Housing starts and property valuations are down big time. Inventories are piling up. And clients are having challenges getting credit to pay for the product you offer.

Here's the kicker - BuildIT is achieving record revenues this fall (read: good news for us, yours is coming). What gives!?

Our theory is this: in boom times, contractors can make great profits, and many times, by accident. They're so busy, you'll often hear them say "I don't have time for this or that" - like investing in their business, tools, improving business processes etc. You've seen some of your old competitors operate this way and wondered how they stayed in business.

So where are they today!? They're either making some serious adjustments to their business plans, or they're history.

The ones that are left standing in an economic downturn realize that there is still business to be had. However, it takes more effort (or "cleverness" as Peter Pan would say) to close, and more attention to details in order to maximize profits on a reduced volume of projects.

And that's where efficiency tools like BuildIT come in. We come along side you and help get your business organized, your schedules buttoned up, and your communications systems tweaked so a) fewer costly mistakes are made, b) you're better organized to secure higher profits on those jobs that do come your way, and c) you have something to offer your clients your competitors don't. 

Ah, that would be the good news for you !!

Surprisingly (perhaps not!), most of our customers are going strong, have a respectable number of jobs on the go, and are making BuildIT a big part of their success equation.

We invite you to see what it is they have their hands on, and where the win may be for you.

Just like in franchises, "systems are the secret". Those that take the advice of business gurus like Michael Gerber in his best seller "E-Myth" will go from "working in their businesses" to "working on their businesses" - and there's a big difference... especially in the results down the road. We would encourage you to pick up a copy of this book and do your business a favor.

No one has a crystal ball, but if history is an indicator, we'll ride out this business cycle and be that much stronger when the tide turns. In the meantime, let us be your partner in profit - let's get to work and get the job done... better than before.

 Scott Hutchinson
 scott@builditsystems.com
 1 866 585 5050 ext 1