Geri Roskopf’s Blog

Banker and Insurance Agent and Lawyer, Oh My!

May 24th, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Every business needs a support system in place to survive. You need a banker, insurance agent, accountant and lawyer to help manage your business. You can handle the day-to-day running of your business, but in certain instances — getting a loan, understanding the new health […]

Mess On My Desk

May 17th, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I am totally out of it today. I was out of the office for three days and came back to a mess on my desk. Not a good way to start your morning. Mail is piled up, phone messages, faxes and daily book work. Guess […]

Towing and Being a Mom

May 10th, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

This Sunday is a special day to celebrate our moms — Mother’s Day. In a way, I really think all women are mothers — whether they have given birth to a child or not. One definition of “mother” is a female parent. Case in point: […]

Smile, You’re on Candid Camera!

May 3rd, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Modern technology has helped a lot to present a clear picture or story about even minor incidents at a truck accident scene. With smartphones and digital cameras, photos can be taken and video can be recorded at the scene and sent directly to the company […]

Come Ride Along in a Truck

Apr 26th, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

My husband listens to talk radio in his office. I like to listen too, but I find my blood pressure goes up when some topics are being discussed and listeners call in and offer — in my opinion — some really stupid, weird, off-the-wall thoughts […]

I Missed It!

Apr 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I’m kind of bummed because I missed the first big tow show of the year – the Florida Tow Show, which advertises sun, fun and tow trucks. I’m all for sun and fun – especially because of 38-degree temperatures and dark, cloudy skies here in […]

Hooked on Helping

Apr 5th, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Like many of you, my husband and I have been trying to come up with something to help grow our business. And when I say grow, I mean the bottom line on the balance sheet. Expenses seem to grow all the time, but lately the […]

Revolving and Evolving

Mar 29th, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I just attended the TRAA Legislative and Leadership Conference in Washington D.C. I was honored to be asked to participate in the first women’s panel discussion titled Revolving and Evolving – The Changing Role of Women in The Towing Industry. My part of the discussion […]

What’s Killing Your Productivity?

Mar 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

The following is a list from a survey of productivity killers for professionals. Any of these sound familiar? Ranked lowest to highest: Getting caught up in bureaucracy/red tape – 8% Talking on cell phone/texting – 10% Social networking – 11% Travel time/commuting – 13% Non-business […]

How Can I Help You?

Mar 15th, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

In the towing business, our customers usually call or come into the office when they’re not having a good day. Because of the situation they find themselves in, I’ve seen and heard the worst of people. One particular customer started out on the phone saying […]