SCAHACC supports local businesses and contractors through multiple affiliate chapters around the state. The chapters are geographic in nature and new chapters must start with at least eight (8) paying contractors from that area. Once recognized as a chapter, a chapter representative is elected or appointed.
Example of Content Shared at Recent Meeting
Tip 1 – Embrace the Balance Sheet
It is the picture of your health. Get with your accountant (I hope you all have a good accountant that you can trust) and walk through your balance sheet and make sure you understand it. Work as hard as you can to strengthen it. It will make it easier to obtain a line of credit to help you through the shoulder seasons.
Don’t wait until you need the banker to develop the relationship. Be proactive.
Tip 2 – Defend the Margin
“If you spend all of your time putting out fires, find the arsonist and kill him!
Tip 3 – Know What You Are Getting
You haven’t lived until your tech shows up on a sheriff department’s website with a company shirt in the picture. You must do background checks.
“If you don’t know what you are getting, you deserve what you get.”
Tip 4 – Don’t Turn Your Back On the Playing Field
Everything your staff does should support the field. Don’t get caught up in the minutia. Office staff should be focused on support.
Find the balance between here and Tip 2 – Defend the Margin.
Tip 5 – Live RICH
R espect – Treat others with respect.
I ntegrity – Operate in a responsible manner and above the line. Operating below the line leads to shame, blame and excuses.
C ustomer Focused – You NEVER know who is on the phone.
H ave fun in the process.