Published on April 1, 2024

About The FounderDon Harris


Who Am I? 

Welcome to my corner of the internet. My name is Don Harris, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past 45 years, it’s that the road to success in the trades industry is filled with hard work, continuous learning, and an unshakeable commitment to quality service. I began my career in the HVAC industry, moved through appliance repair, and ventured into restaurant equipment service, gathering a wealth of experience and insights along the way. Today, I stand before you as a retired business owner, but my journey didn’t end there. My passion for the trades and for helping others has led me to my current role: a coach and consultant for small business owners in the trades.

Throughout my career, I’ve navigated the highs and lows of entrepreneurship, from scaling a business profitably to understanding the intricacies of financial statements. I’ve learned the hard way that success doesn’t come overnight, but with persistence, the right strategies, and a keen understanding of your business’s inner workings, it is undoubtedly within reach.

My Mission

I’ve made it my mission to share my experience and knowledge with other small business owners in the trades. I believe that with the right guidance, every entrepreneur can avoid the common pitfalls that often derail promising businesses. Whether you’re struggling to determine your cost of doing business, unsure about how to interpret financial statements, or looking for ways to drive growth, I’m here to help.

What I Offer

Through my coaching and consulting services, I aim to empower small business owners with the tools they need to succeed. Here’s a glimpse of how I can help:

  • Cost Evaluation: Understanding the cost of doing business is fundamental. I’ll work with you to unravel the complex web of expenses and show you how to manage them effectively.
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) & Critical Drivers: Identifying the right KPIs and drivers is crucial for tracking the health of your business. I’ll guide you in selecting meaningful metrics that align with your business goals.
  • Financial Literacy: Many small business owners find financial statements daunting. I’ll demystify these documents for you, ensuring you’re equipped to make informed decisions.
  • Growth Strategies: Scaling your business profitably doesn’t happen by chance. I’ll share strategies drawn from my own experiences to help your business grow sustainably.

Why Trust Me?

With over four decades in the trades, I’ve seen it all. The challenges you’re facing now, I’ve likely encountered them at some point in my career. My advice comes not just from textbooks or seminars, but from real, lived experiences. I know what it takes to build a successful business, and I’m committed to using my knowledge to help others thrive.

Let’s Succeed Together

If you’re a small business owner in the trades, you don’t have to navigate the path to success alone. Let’s partner to build a strong foundation for your business and achieve the growth you’ve been aiming for. Get in touch with me today, and let’s start writing your success story.

I look forward to embarking on this journey with you.

Warmest regards,

Don Harris