• The Care and Keeping of Leather Work Gear

    The Care and Keeping of Leather Work Gear

    Your leather work gear isn’t for show, so it doesn’t need a high shine. But it does need regular care and maintenance. Washing, drying and conditioning your leather goods when they become dirty or stiff and brittle is crucial to their performance. By taking optimal care of your leather work gear, it’ll last for years...

  • Scholarship Options for Aspiring Contractors

    Scholarship Options for Aspiring Contractors

    Many of these scholarships require lengthy applications, letters of recommendation and/or personal essays. It is wise to make a realistic list of scholarships that you’ll have the time to apply for, and then work on the application requirements well before you go to click “apply.”

  • Recovering from a Bad Day on the Job: Self-Care for Contractors

    Recovering from a Bad Day on the Job: Self-Care for Contractors

    Regardless of whether you’re trying to work through a tragedy on the job site or you’re just starting to feel the stress, there comes a point when you need to find a way to take care of yourself.

  • 6 Good PR Moves You Can Make on a Near-Zero Advertising Budget

    6 Good PR Moves You Can Make on a Near-Zero Advertising Budget

    The key to great public relations without spending a lot of money is investing your time and knowledge instead of your cash.

  • Should You Specialize in Drywall?

    Should You Specialize in Drywall?

    Since drywall is fairly ubiquitous in modern buildings, there’s rarely a lack of work, barring slumps in the economy. With a background in general contracting and a specialization in drywall, you’re nearly guaranteed to always have work available.

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