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    Minnesota Residential Builder and Remodeler License Renewal Simplified

      Residential building contractor and remodeler licenses are issued for two years at a time, and the renewal deadline is always March 31st.  Half of the licensees renew one year and half the next.  You need 14 hours of continuing education that has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) in order t... Read More

    by ConEdTraining on February 15, 2017Comments (0)
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    Bye 2016.....NEXT

    Did it happen? How did your new years resoluton work out for 2016? 2016 was a year full of suprises some great some not so awesome. But as a business owner you take what you can get. The rest you have to be duck like. I'm sure you have herd the term let it roll of like water rolls of a duck. Do this and you will find life moves along a... Read More

    by AzCarpet on January 02, 2017Comments (0)
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    How To Reduce Your Interest by 50%

    This blog is going to be about getting rid of debt.  Prior to my career in the fencing industry for One Stop Fencing I worked as a licensed debt professional in Canada.  I learned every way there was to help people and companies with their debt. I saw hundreds of small businesses and contractors get in trouble with money, and I was abl... Read More

    by fencevictoriabc on December 31, 2016Comments (1)
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    4 Free Software Tools for the Remodeling Industry

    I had originally posted this in the Software & Tech section, and I see that a couple hundred folks have read it. I hope that this info is valuable for you! Just to keep it visible, I'm uploading it as a blog with a few updates.Starting with a new software tool can be tough - you lay out a significant amount of money, and then you have to rus... Read More

    by kevinmckenzie on December 19, 2016Comments (0)
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    When Your Customers Won't Pay: Financing Your Receivables

    When you're running a construction business, cash flow is extremely important. You can't start any jobs without enough cash to purchase your materials. Furthermore, you probably have employees to pay, and other overhead expenses. You probably even have vehicles or trucks to pay for, and getting financing for trucks isn't easy either. That's not ... Read More

    by grinro12 on November 17, 2016Comments (0)
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    2015 Reader Survey Contest

    It's easy! Fill out the Reader Survey for a chance to win a 6 Tool Combo kit from Milwaukee Tools.   To enter, all you have to do is fill out the Reader Survey here — no payment or purchase of any kind is necessary to enter or win. You don't even have to be a member of The cont... Read More

    by ContractorTalk on June 05, 2015Comments (0)
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    by Gordon Forsyth on June 02, 2015Comments (0)
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    My thoughts on the benefits and drawbacks of self-employment

    I don’t really remember how I would answer the question “what do you want to be when you grow up” when I was asked it as a kid. I guess I probably said “a footballer” or “a fireman” since I never really gave it any thought. But one thing I have always been sure of is that I didn’t want to get stuck... Read More

    by gfs on May 18, 2015Comments (0)
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    Remember DIY

    I've worked as a flooring contractor since I was 16 years old, starting out as an apprentice and working my way up til I was in a position to start my own company, Glasgow Flooring Services. It took a lot of hard work, but it was worth it. I think the main reason that I stuck at it and went the distance is that I genuinley enjoy my job. I still ... Read More

    by gfs on May 14, 2015Comments (0)
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    Is Your Website Mobile-Ready?

    For years Google has been telling business owners and webmasters to focus optimize their sites for users (humans), not search engines. Not everyone has listened. Those that have just got rewarded -- big time. On April 21, 2015, Google announced that mobile-friendly websites would be given a rankings boost in the mobile search results. Said anoth... Read More

    by BenLanders on May 11, 2015Comments (2)
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