Two-Day Intensive

Regular price $495.00

$495 for one attendee. $445.50 each for two or more registered at the same time (a 10% discount).

A two-day class with Michael Stone to strengthen and build your business. Michael discusses the issues that cause most contractors to lose money. These are also the topics he deals with most often in his coaching and consulting.

There will also be ample question and answer periods where issues and problems can be discussed by the class.

"Thank you both so much for your time and energy during our Dallas class . . . I don’t recall having ever attended any continuing education class that generated as much enthusiastic & positive discussion outside of the class itself! . . .  I cannot thank you enough for sharing your great knowledge with us. You’ve forever changed the way I’ll run my business and support my family!"

"It was a pleasure to take your class, eye opening and informative. It did not escape me that veteran contractors and repeat attendees were in the audience with us. To reach new entrants as well as those well entrenched in the market speaks highly for the quality and usefulness of your service."

After two days with Michael, you'll know how to:

  • Create more accurate estimates in less time
  • Compute your correct markup and gross margins and use that information to sell profitable jobs, hire new employees and purchase new equipment and vehicles
  • Complete a year-end review and build a plan for each coming year to make it even better
  • Calculate your breakeven
  • Set your own salary and get paid every two weeks
  • Reviewing and refining your Profit and Loss statements
  • Set up a simple system for job costing
  • Write a solid contract that protects both you and your client.
  • Write change work orders, when to write them and how to charge for them
  • Write and work with punch lists, making sure you only have one per job
  • Work with formulas designed to give you the information you need to guarantee a financially profitable company

The class is two full days of thoughtful analysis, hard work and great lunches. You'll get the info and support you need to run a financially profitable company, pay yourself a fair salary and take care of your family.Read comments from previous attendees, or view the videos made by attendees.

Day 1
Markup, Margins and Cash Flow
Day 2
Breakeven, Profit & Loss, Job Costing
Contracts, Change Work Orders, Punch lists, Sales
The #'s of Your Business


9 am to 4 pm Thursday, with a one hour lunch break at noon
8 am to 3 pm Friday, with a one hour lunch break at 11 am
Lunch is provided both days


$495 per attendee (10% discount for two or more registered at the same time)


Lunch (both days); morning coffee and pastries; afternoon cookies and soda
A 122 page spiral-bound handout of the presentation with space for note-taking
Markup & Profit; A Contractor's Guide Revisited (one per company)
Profitable Sales, A Contractor's Guide (one per company)


100% refund if cancelled 4 weeks prior
50% refund if cancelled 2 weeks prior
No refund if cancelled within 2 weeks

Portland, Oregon - February 22-23, 2018
Colwood Golf Center
7313 NE Columbia Blvd
Portland, Oregon

The Colwood Golf Center is 1/2 mile from the Country Inn & Suites where a courtesy block of rooms is available for $95/night plus tax. The hotel offers a free airport shuttle and will also shuttle attendees between the hotel and the golf course. Reserve a room by January 21 by calling 503-255-2700 and asking for the Markup & Profit group rate.

Denver, Colorado - March 22-23, 2018
Holiday Inn & Suites Denver Airport
6900 Tower Road
Denver, CO

The Holiday Inn & Suites is 7 miles southwest of the Denver International airport. A free airport shuttle is available. Rooms are available for $129/night plus tax if booked by February 21; call the hotel at 303.574.1300 and ask for the Markup & Profit group rate, or, easier, use this link. Any problems, let me know.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - April 5-6, 2018
Embassy Suites, Oklahoma City Will Rogers Airport
1815 South Meridian
Oklahoma City, OK

Embassy Suites by Hilton is 4 miles from the Will Rogers World Airport, and 7 miles from downtown Oklahoma City. A free airport shuttle is available. Rooms are available for $129/night plus tax if booked by March 21, and includes breakfast and a complimentary Evening Reception.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - April 19-20, 2018
Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Airport
5890 S. Howell Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The Hilton Garden Inn is located near the Milwaukee Airport and 8 miles from downtown Milwaukee. A complimentary airport shuttle is available; rooms are available for $165/night.

Memphis, Tennessee - May 3-4, 2018
Holiday Inn Southaven Central - Memphis
280 Marathon Way
Southaven, Mississippi

The Holiday Inn is 7 miles directly south of the Memphis International Airport. There isn't an airport shuttle but Uber is available. Rooms are available for $119/night plus tax.

White Plains, New York - May 17-18, 2018
Hampton Inn White Plains/Tarrytown
200 West Main Street
Elmsford, New York

The Hampton Inn is 12 miles from the Westchester County Airport. No airport shuttle is available. King-bed rooms are available for $135/night, including breakfast, if booked by May 2. Book your sleeping room here

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