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    Contractor Talk 2.0 Launch Contest

    I'm extremely excited about the launch of Contractor Talk 2.0 and I want everyone to try out the new features. I think once you use the new tools you'll see how valuable and fun they can be. To encourage everyone to try things out and have some fun along the way we've come up with a contest that we hope you'll enjoy. What Can You Win?We are g... Read More

    by Nathan on April 22, 2011Comments (48)
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    How To Get Your Website Ranked?

    Hi Folks. One of the most important things to consider when building a website is,will you be able to compete efficiently for that keyword in order to get on the first page of the search engines. If you're not on the first page...you won't be seen and all that work is for nothing. Try to pick a domain that has the keywords  in the domain ... Read More

    by kowality on May 10, 2011Comments (29)
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    A Man of Many failures

    Alot has changed since my first post here at ContractorTalk. Back then it was the contractor chat room.  This guy, Nate was his name, sent me an email after reading one of my posts on another forum suggesting this cool new website.  How could I resist but take a look?  I've been hooked ever since. I was one of the first to sign u... Read More

    by Grumpy on May 01, 2011Comments (24)
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    Contractor Talk 2.0 Launch Contest Winners!

    Sorry for the delay but we finally have the winners lined up for the Contractor Talk 2.0 Launch Contest          The winners of a new iPad 2 are 1. PrestigeR&D  2. Grumpy           3. tomstruble The winners of the $250 Amazon gift cards are  1. 22 Cons... Read More

    by Nathan on June 07, 2011Comments (22)
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    Are You a Stupid Contractor or a Craftsman?

    If you follow me on C.T., you know that I have a reputation for picking on the “stupid contractors” so the rest of us good contractors can have a good laugh. But the truth is (at least over here in Connecticut) many homeowners, business owners, and our potential clients fear that they will be stuck working with a stupid contractor. ... Read More

    by Brian MainMan on August 09, 2011Comments (19)
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    7 Hard-Knock Truths To Building A Successful Contracting Business

    I've been blessed to be involved in this industry. It's all that I really know, and I've tried to make the world of it. I've been involved with a handful of start-up companies, I've help build a $20,000,000+ construction company, I've had success's, and I've had LOTS of failures. I've done lots of thigns wrong. I've learned a lot. And so on. B... Read More

    by DamionR on June 15, 2011Comments (17)
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    What do you specialize in?

    Can you answer this question in one simple sentence? It's a very difficult question. I'm not asking what you do for a living, I'm asking you what you specialize in? If a customer finds you on google and clicks on your website for the first time what do they see in the first few seconds? What do they feel? Do they just see a company that does r... Read More

    by Oconomowoc on November 14, 2011Comments (16)
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    Turning Away Work

    I turned down a job yesterday. The potential client was explaining his project and as soon as he mentioned the name of the architect, I stopped him. "Sorry, Frank," I said, "I will not work with that architect. I've worked with him on several jobs in the past and each time it was an unpleasant, money-losing experience. The man has no sense of "t... Read More

    by Tim Garrison PE on January 12, 2012Comments (15)
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    There is a solution for that old kitchen grid lighting in your Home or Condominium!

    It's a common dilemma among condo and homeowners all over the country. The ugly out dated grid lighting system in your clients home or condo. Whether your client is trying to sell, remodeling or they are looking for a more modern update. This process that I have developed will turn any of these eyesore's into a show piec... Read More

    by Sir Mixalot on April 27, 2011Comments (15)
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    Chapter 2 - Part A

    I was sending out flyers, post cards, mailers, and brochures. I had advertisements in newspapers, yellow pages, and business cards flung all over town. This seemed like a logical start for a business, after all this is what the books say right? So what's the problem? What did I hate about this? What didn't work?  Well, after my first round... Read More

    by Mike's Plumbing on June 22, 2011Comments (14)
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