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    Check Out The Updated Contractor Resources Page

    If you haven’t been there yet, it might be time to check out our updated Contractor Resources Page.   We have added a lot of valuable resources that could help your business with everything from business leads, to management software, or even licenses.   We are starting to build, what we... More

    Working with Building Inspectors

    Working with Building InspectorsRegardless of whether you’re a general contractor, home builder, or sub-contractor, if you’re working in the construction industry, you’ll need to maintain a good relationship with the local inspectors. In many cases these people are involved in your project from the time permits are approved... More

    Google +1 Button- How This is Going to Impact Your Business

    Google +1 Button-  How This is Going to Impact Your BusinessYou may have noticed a new button popping up all over the internet, right next to the Facebook “like” button and the Twitter button…  so what is it?   Google recently rolled out their answer to Facebook’s like button in the form of the Google +1 button.   In some ways... More

    Sub-contractors and Vendors- Has the Time Come to Shop Around?

    Sub-contractors and Vendors- Has the Time Come to Shop Around?The construction industry is full of strong loyalties – working with a tried and true group of professionals on a large project can be similar to being on an athletic team or in a military unit – you come to depend on the capabilities of those who surround you. If you have been a contractor for... More

    A Career in Construction: My Very Own Rewards Program

    A Career in Construction: My Very Own Rewards ProgramA lot of you reading this may be thinking it’s time for a career change and I can fully understand that line of thought as it crossed my mind on several occasions during my construction career  as well. Some of you may have already made the decision and are no longer working in the construction... More

    VOIP Phone Service: What Is It and How Can It Save Your Construction Business?

    VOIP Phone Service: What Is It and How Can It Save Your Construction Business?Most people are probably not familiar with VOIP phone service or how it works (I consider myself fairly tech-savvy and I didn’t know anything about it until I started researching it).  In an economy where construction companies have seen massive cut backs, and being able to scale back is... More

    The CustoMonster… Not All Customers Are Worth Keeping

    The CustoMonster... Not All Customers Are Worth KeepingOk… I have to admit, I didn’t come up with the term CustoMonster (I actually got from a great website called www.businessbeware.biz… More about that in a minute), but I love the phrase.  In a tough economy, some businesses go by the theory that all business HAS to be good business…... More

    Taking the Brick and Mortar Business Online

    Taking the Brick and Mortar Business OnlineIn talking to a lot of professionals in the construction industry, a lot of them have a hard time wrapping their hands around how focusing time, energy, and money (while not always needed if done properly), can help them grow their business.  In reality, more and more people are shopping... More

    3 Key Factors to Look For When Buying or Renting an Email List

    3 Key Factors to Look For When Buying or Renting an Email ListAs I mentioned yesterday, the Can-Spam Act outlines specific guidelines when it comes to sending emails to your customers or the email list that you have collected.  So what happens when you buy an email list or rent it off of another company?   Over time, you will eventually be contacted by... More

    Email Marketing: What Every Business Owner Should Know Before Sending Out Your Next Email

    Email Marketing:  What Every Business Owner Should Know Before Sending Out Your Next EmailAt some point, every business owner will end up sending out email advertisements, marketing emails, or even just updates about your company (if you are not, you are missing a huge opportunity to boost sales and bring in new customers)…  but did you know that every email you send out to... More

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