Dave DeBlander is the owner of Pro Clean Restoration and Cleaning, a
turn-key carpet cleaning/ restoration business in Pensacola, Fl. He is also an
author, speaker and business consultant. His books include 40 Words (To Awaken the Entrepreneur Within); 40 Days (To Awaken the
Power Within); How to Get Off the Truck and on to the Beach; and How to Develop a Turn-Key Business. His
business products include the Upsell Video and The Game Changer Business
Performance Program. He can be reached at www.davedeblander.com and
When I speak to realtors or referral sources or prospects, I always emphasize the difference between price and cost. Your clients need to know there is a huge difference and they ought to know what the difference is.
Law No. 1 - It’s got to be fun: Life is too
short andthe potentialto enjoy all aspects of life are too
great to overlook this law. Sure, bad stuff happens to everyone, but that
should be for a season and not for a lifestyle. Enjoy your customers, your
vendors, the thrill of the pursuit or go and do something else. Running a
business can really be a lot of fun. Are you having fun or would you be better
off working for the man? Here is how I have fun in my business.
the most part, you are competing against yourself, not others. Sure, you have
competition. And while competition can definitely motivate you, your main
competition is with yourself. People implement ideas and get motivated through
one of two different factors.
Having been in this industry for over twenty years and
having coached business owners for the last five years, I would have to say
there are situations in which taking down the sign and closing the doors is not
a bad idea.