Identifying Risk

Identifying Risk

Identifying Risk Thomas C Schleifer, Ph.D. Most contractors are guilty of failing to diligently identify the unique risks in every new job BEFORE they undertake it. One example I often site is a failed project that I dealt with for a surety. The otherwise successful...
Keep Your Eye on the Ball

Keep Your Eye on the Ball

Keep Your Eye on the Ball Thomas C Schleifer, Ph.D. We are at the beginning of what might be a rocky economic 2023. With the short-term future so uncertain it is critical to avoid running out of money while navigating this inflation fueled (post- pandemic/Russian...
How Much is Enough?

How Much is Enough?

How Much is Enough? Thomas C Schleifer, Ph.D. In this first series of messages for 2023 we’re looking at how to professionally manage a construction firm’s capital position to ensure enough liquidity to see the firm through an inflation/recession economy that can...
Cash is King

Cash is King

Cash is King Thomas C Schleifer, Ph.D. For the duration of this disrupted market and potential for recession, move cash flow management to the top of your CFO’s priority list and leave it there. Contractors rarely have enough cash on the balance sheet to see them...
Navigating Stormy Seas

Navigating Stormy Seas

Navigating Stormy Seas Thomas C Schleifer, Ph.D The Fed has just imposed another 75-basis point increase in its benchmark interest rate, and now even both sides of congress are howling. Prognosticators are worried that continued increases will push the economy into...