Taking the First Steps To Sustainability

May/June 2011
A version of this article appears in the May/June 2011 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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May 01, 2011
A business consultant shares what makes some contractors vulnerable to changing market forces and what keeps others on the road to long-term sustainability.
As I consult with top energy contractors across the country, I see that they fall into two types. On the surface, both types appear to be successful, and in many cases they have found success in the short term. But when I “look under the hood,” I begin to see which contractors are vulnerable to changing market forces and which ones stand a good chance of long-term sustainability.

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