Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Congratulations, September Licensees!

Congratulations to the following Licenses, Etc. clients who were approved in September:

·       Joseph Self at Rust Constructors, Inc. of Birmingham, AL
·       Daniel Kiesel at Bellwether Construction Services, LLC of Cape Coral, FL
·       Kenneth Goetzman at Goetzman Development, LLC of Starke, FL
·       David Doran of Naples, FL
·       Harrold Elie at Clear Sky Construction, Inc. of Lehigh Acres, FL
·       Andrew Lombardi at American Overhead Doors & More, Inc. of Molino, FL
·       Brian Moschello at Brian's Complete Home Improvements, LLC of Naples, FL
·       Brooke Emrick at Atlantic Steel Construction, LLC DBA Atlantic Steel of Miami, FL
·       Dennis Thiel at Kristal Pool Construction LLC of Cape Coral, FL
·       Jay Sullivan at UR Solar Power, LLC and UR Solar Power Licensing, LLC of Frederick, MD
·       Daniel Hamilton at Hamilton Electric, LLC of Naples, FL
·       Sharleen Hoadley at Centerpoint Construction Corp of Coral Springs, FL
·       Lee Litton at Gulfside Air Conditioning & Heating, LLC of Phoenix, AZ
·       Tim Beebe of Pompano Beach, FL
·       Arturo Parades at Paredes Mechanical, LLC of West Palm Beach, FL

And remember if you would like to be set up on Social Media Networking sites, call Lisa at 239.963.5369 for more information.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Business Lessons From a Visionary

Many people around the world are mourning the passing of Steve Jobs this week. He made a tremendous impact not just in the technology arena, but in various areas of our lives. He's even been called a world-changer.

According to a myriad of articles all over the internet, Jobs was known to be determined, focused, enthusiastic and a perfectionist, even to the point of being called crazy. He didn't give up, though, and he didn't stop at "good enough." He went the extra mile - and beyond. We can all learn from Jobs, including owners of small contracting businesses.

Here are some quotes we hope you'll think about as you go to work in your own business:

"When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through."
"To design something really well, you have to get it. You have to really grok what it’s all about. It takes a passionate commitment to really thoroughly understand something, chew it up, not just quickly swallow it. Most people don’t take the time to do that."
"When you first start off trying to solve a problem, the first solutions you come up with are very complex, and most people stop there. But if you keep going, and live with the problem and peel more layers of the onion off, you can often times arrive at some very elegant and simple solutions. Most people just don’t put in the time or energy to get there."
"Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me."

"You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever."

"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do."