The Business Of Independent Service Provider Contracting

Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

Posted by Jeff Walczak on Dec 30, 2016 3:51:46 PM

Here we are at the end of another year.

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Topics: FedEx, model, Metrics, Business, Investment, Business Metrics, Business Results, Business Structure, Selling, Profit, contractor, vendor

Settlement Simulation Tool For ISP Negotiations And Much More!

Posted by Jeff Walczak on Apr 29, 2015 6:06:58 PM

It is finally here!

After a considerable amount of work on our part and feedback from you, we have developed a tool that will help you prepare for your transition to an ISP operating agreement.

It is important to point out that the tool has been developed in both a mobile and a desktop version.

Soon you will see why.Contract_Negotiation_2

We didn't want to develop this tool with just your ISP negotiations in mind. We wanted it to be useful in many other situations as well,

And boy is it ever!

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Topics: Business Planning, Business Results, ISP Negotiation

What's Your Time Keeping Solution?

Posted by Jeff Walczak on Mar 23, 2015 1:20:02 PM

This is a hot one!

If you haven't already done so, during your annual compliance certification, you will be asked by FXG to certify that you have "established a system for recording and maintaining records of hours worked by employees".

There are lots of theories as to why, but the bottom line is, you need to have a way to do this.

So, you can get all bent out of shape complaining about this little zinger, or we can look for an easy way to do this that satisfies the requirement, and, turns this new task into a positive for your bottom line! 

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Topics: Business Results, Timekeeping

How Does "Business Knowledge" Make You More Profitable?

Posted by Jeff Walczak on Dec 18, 2014 10:24:00 AM

Most of you know that I have the wonderful opportunity to talk to many contractors daily, from coast to coast. They ask lots of questions, but what do you think the the most frequently asked one is? You might guess it's about new features or something in eTruckBiz right?

It's not.

The question that's on the most everyone's mind is: How can I make my business more profitable?

Actually, the answer is pretty simple. Yet few know the answer. For most, doing what it takes to become more profitable can be boiled down to doing one simple thing.

Before we tell you how to do this thing, let's understand why many of you may be struggling or not doing as well as you like. The reason your results may be suffering is because there is something you don't know. 

Let's look at an example...

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Topics: Business Results

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