Shawn Van Dyke – Author of “Profit First for Contractors: Transform Your Construction Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine”

Unleash Your Contractor’s Potential: Transforming Cash-Eating Monsters into Money-Making Machines with Shawn Van Dyke

Mike interviews Shawn Van Dyke.

In the latest episode of the Million Dollar Stories, We had the pleasure of sitting down with Shawn Van Dyke, the brilliant mind behind “Profit First for Contractors: Transform Your Construction Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine.” This conversation was nothing short of enlightening. Shawn shared some invaluable insights on how contractors can revolutionize their businesses and turn them into profit powerhouses.


Shawn Van Dyke used the analogy of squeezing every last drop of toothpaste out of the tube, and boy, did it hit home! Just like squeezing out toothpaste, contractors must get creative with their finances. Whether you’re a roller, an ironer, or a MacGyver, Shawn’s message is clear: maximize your resources, no matter how limited they seem.

And speaking of resources, Shawn introduced us to the “law of induced demand” or Parkinson’s Law. It’s about adjusting your mindset to operate efficiently, especially when managing your bank accounts. By setting up separate accounts for different purposes, you can avoid the temptation to overspend and ensure that every dollar is allocated wisely.

He delved into the nitty-gritty of financial management, stressing the importance of regular check-ins with your bank accounts and staying on top of your profit and loss statements. He even shared some fantastic tools, like Relay Bank for automated banking and Hubdoc for seamless documentation control.

Mike Fallat and Shawn Van Dyke talk about the book Profit First for Contractors: Transform Your Construction Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine.

Shawn’s message resonated deeply with me when he emphasized the need to outsource your weaknesses and focus on your strengths. Just like Dolly Parton once said, “Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” Contractors take note: focus on what you do best and let the experts handle the rest.

And let’s not forget about the importance of customer experience. Shawn drew parallels between his experiences with Ritz Carlton and the construction industry, highlighting the crucial role that exceptional service plays in building a successful business. Remember, folks, it’s not just about what you offer but the experience you provide.

Shawn Van Dyke’s insights are nothing short of transformative. His book, “Profit First for Contractors,” is a must-read for anyone looking to take their construction business to the next level. So, if you’re tired of your business being a cash-eating monster and ready to turn it into a money-making machine, do yourself a favour and grab a copy today. Trust me, folks, you won’t regret it.

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About Mike Fallat

Mike Fallat, aka The BookMan, is the owner of Dreamstarters Publishing and the Million Dollar Book Agency. They have helped 300+ entrepreneurs become bestselling authors. His goal is to help 1,000 entrepreneurs publish books and teach them how to use their books as a gateway to generating 7-figures.

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About Dreamstarters Publishing

Dreamstarters Publishing offers ghostwriting, cover design, and everything that is required to take an idea to a finished book (kindle, paperback, hardcover, and audiobook).

The Million Dollar Book Agency is the ultimate marketing CRM system for author-preneurs. Services include automated funnels, lead generation campaigns, book fulfillment, podcast management, press releases, virtual assistants, course development, and more.

Mike also hosts a podcast known as Million Dollar Stories and runs a membership-based site known as Million Dollar Circle. In addition to owning the book business, he invests in self storage real estate.

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