I am sure no-one would disagree with you Frank, but everyone should also keep in mind that some "costs" should better be viewed as "investments" -- doing repairs "the right way" for one. If profit is higher because you defer the maintenance, that will no doubt bite you in the butt at some point.
Generally, saving money in the short term is great but think about what that means for the long term. Getting 3 bids for every project --> good way to save. Discarding all of them because you don't really need to [repair the road, etc] --> bad way to "save."