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    Five Common Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes to Avoid

    Bathroom remodeling is a process, too often, defined by trial and error, especially for rookie homeowners. Even with an extraordinary amount of preparation, some still fail to realize the immense scope of renovating even a small bathroom. These setbacks can result in anything from minor inconvenience to large-scale repairs that tack on thousan... Read More

    by kevinmckenzie on October 19, 2017Comments (0)
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    Boost Revenue By Specializing In Public Works Projects

    For many small contractors, the most challenging part of their business is having enough projects to bid on to keep themselves and their crew busy throughout the year.  The cycle often looks something like this:  A contractor randomly gets a referral or two from friends or prior clients, bids the work and eventually lands a project.&nb... Read More

    by shaedzs on October 11, 2017Comments (1)
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    Notice of Right to a Lien

    Understand Your Rights and Protect Your Jobs - A Guide for General Contractors Notice of Right to a Lien As a contractor, you know there are several steps involved in starting a new job. From initial assessments, defining the scope of work, securing subcontractor estimates, hiring subcontractors, finding suppliers, signing contracts and more: ... Read More

    by ApparatusTeam on October 03, 2017Comments (0)
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    Beginner's Bookkeeping: A Contractor's Guide

    Breaking It Down Bookkeeping – the word itself is a little intimidating. To be the keeper of books, what does it even mean? In the world of bookkeeping, records and attention to detail are everything. Recording your revenue and expenses will put you on track to understanding profit and loss. These are two criticalaccounting terms anyone ... Read More

    by ApparatusTeam on September 25, 2017Comments (1)
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    Taking Advantage of Near Me Searches

    One of the ways that I like to look for opportunities in search engine optimization is to watch Google trends. In 2015, an interesting thing started to happen in google search data. Mobile search, especially with voice activated search was exploding toward the end of 2014, meaning that people were taking their searches with them wherever they we... Read More

    by ShaneT on September 22, 2017Comments (2)
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    Business Expenses - What Should You Be Writing Off?

    Ah, writing off business expenses. The allure, the luxury, the… confusion? Often when thinking of a standard business expense, the same image comes to everyone’s mind… charging a lunch on the company card. Hey, who doesn’t love free lunch? I know I do. But, business expenses are much more involved than ... Read More

    by ApparatusTeam on September 18, 2017Comments (2)
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    Personal Draws - An Expensive Shortcut for Contracting Businesses

    If you’re like most contractors, you’ve been guilty of it at one time or another: taking personal draws from your business checking account. It’s tempting, it’s easy, it’s your money, right? Unfortunately, it’s also one of the worst habits you can develop as a business owner – one th... Read More

    by ApparatusTeam on September 12, 2017Comments (0)
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    The 5 Most Common Hardwood Flooring Questions I'm asked

    If you're a flooring contractor who does sales appointments, you probably get the same questions and over and over.  It's good that there's some consistency and it's helpful to be prepared with some answers.So, I thought I'd jot the 5 questions I get asked the most.  These are the questions from my sanding and refinishing estimates.1.&... Read More

    by TheFlooringGirl on September 10, 2017Comments (1)
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    What To Look For When Renting Dumpsters For Your Waste Removal

    At the end of your project, the last consideration is always waste disposal. You want this part of the project to be taken care as quickly and efficiently as possible so you can tie a bow on that project and start the next. While many contractors have alternative methods of getting rid of the waste (trailers, pickup truck, etc), you may opt to r... Read More

    by BTDTBinRentals on September 06, 2017Comments (0)
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    Pros & Cons: Dump Trailers vs. Dumpster Rentals

    *Please note, I work for the corporate office of Bin There Dump That, but I will examine contractors needs objectively. Here's the deal...As contractors, you all have a need to get rid of waste at your job sites. Your options are limited. They consist of: There's only enough construction debris to fill up the back of your pick up bed Yo... Read More

    by BTDTBinRentals on August 29, 2017Comments (6)
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