Other action items on the 2012 to-do list
The remaining 10% of survey responses hit on a variety of topics.
Fleet management. Make sure to follow manufacturer/dealer recommendations regarding equipment maintenance. Make sure you have the best equipment available to do the job. Don't get caught in the middle of the season; change out old equipment right away if you can afford to. If you can't afford to, establish a plan that will allow you to upgrade your equipment.
Change the government. One contractor said he wants to support fiscal responsibility in government by voting out the current government that got us into this mess and continues to dig us deeper. Another contractor said he will continue to play a role in helping fight nonsensical immigration laws. Yet another contractor said he will be proactive in reporting illegal contractors and/or workers to the authorities, hoping that doing so will help reduce the number of lowballers in the market.
Pay more attention to collections, improve estimating and pay down debt. Enough said.