Surety bonding, insurance, accounting, banking, and law. The five individuals that handle these different disciplines for your business comprise your outside professional team.
You take great care in choosing your estimators, project managers, superintendents, CFOs, and other employees. You should use the same diligence when selecting your outside professional team. The right team can have as much of an impact on the success of your business as the right project manager.
As a contractor, you should have high expectations of your outside professional team members, just as you do of your employees. Each of my customers has a copy of an article I wrote on what contractors should expect from their surety bond agent. Please use it the way my contractor customers do—as a ‘yard stick’ to measure my performance.
2 Great Questions to Ask Your Outside Professional Team Members
You should consider asking each of your outside professional team members two very important questions:
- What is your plan for me?
- How should I measure your performance?
A true professional will appreciate and welcome these questions. They should spur a meaningful conversation. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me for answers to any surety-related questions.
Here’s a direct link to the article:
Measuring Your Surety Agent’s Performance
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