Shawn Van Dyke
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About Shawn Van Dyke
Shawn Van Dyke, author of Profit First for Contractors, is a construction industry business coach, consultant, keynote speaker, and executive trainer. He is on a mission to change the way the world views the trades by teaching construction business owners how to become more profitable, create a legacy business, and break out of "The Craftsman Cycle." Shawn travels the country speaking at industry events, training construction business owners, and provides coaching programs to better the construction industry. He is a Fine Homebuilding Brand Ambassador, contributor to JLC, and has been rated as an "Outstanding Presenter" at JLC Live and NAHB IBS events. His first book, The Paperwork Punch List, has been downloaded over 3000 times, and he earned the Profit First Professionals' "Marketer of the Year" award for 2018. In his former life, Shawn was an executive at a trim and millwork company, owned a general contracting business, started a construction management and real estate development firm, and earned a BS in Civil Engineering and a MS in Structural Engineering. He enjoys living life with his wife and 5 kids in Knoxville, TN, and likes to fly fish...when he's not traveling, writing, or wrangling kids.
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Profit First for Contractors: Transform your Construction Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine Dec 12, 2018
Construction industry business coach, speaker, and author, Shawn Van Dyke, has taken the core concepts of Mike Michalowicz's Profit First and customized them to address the specific needs of the construction industry. Profit First for Contractors addresses the major struggles contractors face and provides clear and actionable guidance on how to overcome them. Shawn shows contractors how to go from simply getting by to becoming permanently profitable. This book is for every construction business owner who dreams of prosperity. Using Van Dyke's Profit First for Contractors system, readers will learn how to:- Break out of the "craftsman cycle" - the seemingly never-ending loop of urgent tasks and responsibilities that keep contractors from gaining traction toward their important goals.- Understand the financial statements of their construction businesses and how to use them to determine the markup and margin that lead to profits.- Develop solid rules of thumb for the operation of their construction businesses.- Implement an effective cash management plan that simplifies accounting and leverages normal human behavior - checking the bank balances.Using real-life stories from actual construction business owners, step-by-step advice, and his conversational twang, Van Dyke puts permanent profitability within reach of every construction business owner.