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    A Niche Can Help You Survive Challenging Times

    A Niche Can Help You Survive Challenging TimesIf you’ve been involved in the construction industry for any length of time, you know it’s a career field full of peaks and valleys. This particular valley is quite a bit worse than most and it may take a while to climb a peak again, but the valleys of 1980-1982 and 1989-1991 weren’t exactly... More

    Google Adwords Express: Why You Can’t Afford to NOT Use This Service

    Google Adwords Express:  Why You Can't Afford to NOT Use This ServiceOne of the biggest hurdles that most people have with Google Adwords is that it really is trial and error to figure out what ads are going to be the most effective for your business, your industry, and your target audience.   It can get expensive and not everyone will see immediate results. ... More

    Don’t be a Luddite: Use Technology to Cut Costs

    Don’t be a Luddite: Use Technology to Cut CostsIt never fails to amaze me the number of small to mid-sized construction related companies that still don’t use computers to conduct their day to day operations. I attribute it to three reasons I’ve often heard mentioned by small company owners in the industry – they have a fear of a... More

    Help the Environment and your Business by Talking to your Customers about Energy Efficient Upgrades

    Help the Environment and your Business by Talking to your Customers about Energy Efficient UpgradesHousing 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

    Network Your Way to New Work

    Network Your Way to New WorkI 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

    The Extra Mega Bonus Strategy

    The Extra Mega Bonus StrategyWe 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

    How to Lose $3 Million In a Year

    How to Lose $3 Million In a YearSounds 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

    Why Every Construction Business Should Know What ‘Angie’s List’ Is

    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

    You Can Be A Professional Mind Reader Too!

    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

    Construction Business Case Study: How 3 Companies Are Taking Different Approaches to Grow Their Businesses

    Construction Business Case Study: How 3 Companies Are Taking Different Approaches to Grow Their BusinessesOver 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

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