Help the Environment and your Business by Talking to your Customers about Energy Efficient Upgrades Housing doesn’t seem to be rebounding anytime soon and commercial construction isn’t doing much better – this has been a tough time for anyone associated with the construction industry. New housing still has to compete with all the foreclosures flooding the market in some regions and when the... More
Posted by admin on Aug 02, 2011

Network Your Way to New Work I have always had a very strong work ethic that I imagine was passed on from my father and grandfather who were the same way for as far back as I can remember. Being among the first to show up for work, the last to leave, and working six or seven days a week was pretty much the norm during my... More
Posted by admin on Jul 26, 2011

The Extra Mega Bonus Strategy We have all seen those late night infomercials where they are trying to sell you this unbelievably important product that you absolutely must have…and if you order now you will get it at 10% of the value or some ridiculous price.   My favorite part of those ads is when they throw out the... More
Posted by admin on Jun 26, 2011

How to Lose $3 Million In a Year Sounds like an uplifting story doesn’t it?  We all know the economy sucks right now, but there are a lot of companies that haven’t been able to weather the storm, so consider yourself lucky if you are still in the game.  One fact that most people don’t know about ME is that,... More
Posted by admin on Nov 18, 2010

Why Every Construction Business Should Know What 'Angie's List' Is Have you ever heard of Angie’s List?  I am sure some of you have, and some of you may have even used it for your own personal use.   If you don’t know what it is, you might be missing out on one of the best lead sources and potentially most damaging social media outlets on the... More
Posted by admin on Nov 14, 2010

You Can Be A Professional Mind Reader Too! Ok, so I am not really a mind reader, but wouldn’t it be nice if you could actually know what your potential clients were thinking and address their concerns even before they bring them up?   Well, it really isn’t that hard to do.  One of the unique aspects of my cabinet kitchen... More
Posted by admin on Nov 12, 2010

Construction Business Case Study: How 3 Companies Are Taking Different Approaches to Grow Their Businesses Over the past couple of weeks I started surveying random businesses in the construction industry to find out how they were holding up in the current state of the economy, and what they were doing that was allowing them to stay afloat while a large number of construction companies have been filing... More
Posted by admin on Nov 08, 2010

Improving Business Communication Tips to improve business communications When it comes to business communications, equal attention should be given to what we say as to how we say it. We’re often quick to fire off an e-mail for expediency sake, but if we aren’t clear in our message, how much time do we really save? Regardless... More
Posted by admin on Nov 05, 2010

Using Safety and Quality Programs to Sell Your Services We usually look at safety and quality programs as being things we do because they’re the right thing to do. It’s the right thing to send people home safely and it’s the right thing to provide quality workmanship. But these are also aspects of any contracting organization that should be part... More
Posted by admin on Nov 05, 2010

Facebook Versus LinkedIn-  Which Social Networking Site Is Better For Your Construction Business? For some people reading this, social networking may be a foreign concept, especially in the construction industry. How could blogging, tweeting, or posting possibly help a construction business? Believe it or not, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Youtube and all of the other social networking and... More
Posted by admin on Nov 03, 2010

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