Requirements such as using a contract, negotiating the right fee, carefully monitoring each project, using deadlines to control costs, collecting on accounts in a timely manner and following up with clients are more important than ever. Let’s take a look at each of these items to see how they apply to your business.
The recent attempts to eliminate the board of licensure in Texas and to deregulate the surveying profession in Florida could be--and have been--attributed to the pressing need in these states to balance the budget.
“If you stay in business long enough, you will eventually experience business downturns.” This statement is just as true now as it was 22 years ago when I first wrote it in my Surveyors and Engineers Small Business Handbook.
At the conclusion of the American Revolutionary War, the newly formed United States government struggled to define the nation’s boundaries--particularly in the south where other governments claimed land on the North American continent.