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    How Do You Handle Rejection?

    This topic came up in another thread, and I thought it very relevant given how competitive it is in today’s market. We’ve all had the experience of putting our heart and soul into a proposal we REALLY hoped to sign, only to have the prospect choose someone else. It’s incredibly frustrating when we see ourselves as the obvious ... Read More

    by ChrWright on May 06, 2011Comments (10)
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    Pure maple syrup and the construction industry

    I never really knew much about syrup as a kid.  All I knew was that I loved it on my pancakes and even dipping my sausage in it.. gave that fried pork meat a sweet coating that made it even better!  I LOVE syrup who doesn't?!  It wasn't until I was stuck in bed with the flu last year, did I learn about the golden sweet liquid we... Read More

    by nEighter on May 11, 2011Comments (10)
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    Chapter 1 - Part "B"

    It’s important to understand what’s happening in this story and the emotion behind it. I had really reached a unique point in my life and with the introduction of Dave things began to click. What I mean by this is, up until this point I had a feeling inside me that what I understood about Marketing was wrong but I had become a robot,... Read More

    by Mike's Plumbing on June 08, 2011Comments (10)
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    The Seven Deadly Endorsements - General Liability Exclusions That Are Bad For Contractors

    Endorsement #1 – The Sunset Clause A general contractor completes a new home in 2008.  He carried a $1,000,000 general liability policy at the time the house was built and has continued to renew his coverage ever since.  In 2011, the contractor is sued for a construction defect on the 2008 home.  He files a claim with his i... Read More

    by TarahGruber on January 04, 2012Comments (9)
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    Why You Need a Mobile Web Site

    Have you ever looked at your web site from a mobile phone? You should... and if it takes more than a few seconds to load or it looks something like the picture immediately below, you're probably losing business to your competition. I've been reading about the mobile revolution for years and, well, it's finally here. Just about everyone has a sma... Read More

    by BenLanders on October 24, 2011Comments (9)
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    3 Interesting Insights from 5,000 Contractor Websites

    It's amazing what you can learn from analyzing your competitors. Everything online can (and should) be tracked. As a result, there's a mind-blowing amount of information available and, from an online marketing perspective, virtually anything could want to know about your competitors is out there. Have you ever wondered: What website actions ... Read More

    by BenLanders on January 18, 2013Comments (9)
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    Featured Contractor: Robie

    Well, I have succumbed to the pressure of supplying a profile of who I am. It's not the most exciting story you'll ever read, but it's mine.... At 60, I am the youngest of four siblings. Born in Fairbanks, Alaska, I spent the first 18 years of my life the son of an Air Force sergeant and stay-at-home Mom. It was a great childhood. I grew up ... Read More

    by ContractorTalk on February 09, 2015Comments (9)
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    How a Fallen Ceiling Got My Wife a New Kitchen

    The Cobbler's family have no shoes, The Plumber's house has leaky pipes, The Painter's house is pealing, and... The Builder's house needs remodeled. My wife is a saint. Her place in eternity is secure. How she's put up with me this long, I'll never know--especially after what happened about five years ago. After working in hous... Read More

    by ChrWright on May 11, 2011Comments (9)
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    Review and personal opinions Bosch Table Saw.

    I purchased one of these saws and wrote a review for Amazon. They deleted it as too opinionated.... What I saw this saw in print and in the Bosch videos, I was extremely anxious to get my hands on one. I am a contractor and I use a lot of tools daily. I presently have 3 other table saws...... But the design of this saw is a HUGE improvement ov... Read More

    by EcoWise inc. on May 18, 2011Comments (9)
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    What Is A Lead?

      That’s a pretty in depth, philosophical question to ask, eh? But think about it. What is a lead? Wikipedia.com has a thorough definition on it’s website. The beginning line really sums it nicely: ¨A Sales Lead is the identification of a person or entity that has the interest and authority to purchase a product or servi... Read More

    by DamionR on September 16, 2011Comments (9)
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