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    Fear No Website

    Dear Builder's Engineer, I know every small  business is supposed to have a website but I have not taken the plunge yet.  My business is down like everyone’s in this recession. Do you think a website really matters – is it time I bit the bullet and put one up? In a word, absolutely. I’ve said it before and here it ... Read More

    by Tim Garrison PE on September 01, 2012Comments (3)
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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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    5 Ways To Bring More Light Into Your Home

    Ever found yourself having to switch on the lights during the day since certain parts of your home are too dark and dull? Perhaps, you need to work on ways to improve your home’s lighting. A dark home can appear lifeless and make you feel down especially in those cold winter months. Fortunately, there are numerous ways to brighten up a roo... Read More

    by KitchenAndBath on November 14, 2017Comments (0)
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    Costs and Benefits of Installing Fire Sprinkler Systems in Residential Kitchen

    People tend to undervalue the need for fire sprinklers in their homes, mostly because they lack information about them and their cost. Although fire sprinklers are an added expense for every homeowner, research shows that they significantly save lives and property by over and above 65%. This has caused the fire experts and environmental officia... Read More

    by KitchenAndBath on April 10, 2018Comments (0)
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    3 Secrets of a Successful PPC Campaign

    Pay per click (PPC) advertising is one of the most cost-effective marketing strategies available. Like search engine optimization (SEO), it places your company's message directly in front of prospects at the perfect moment - when they've demonstrated interest and intent. Think about this for a moment. I know several window replacement companie... Read More

    by BenLanders on October 26, 2012Comments (3)
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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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    You Don't Need Another (SEO) Tool

    In the fall of 2012, with the help of my partners, I created a piece of software that helps business owners that want to try to tackle SEO on their own do it better. Our software will audit your website, track your rankings for high-value keywords, analyze your competitors, show what has been changed on your website (helpful if you're paying som... Read More

    by BenLanders on May 05, 2013Comments (3)
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    Medical Practice Renovation Process

    The space of a medical office needs to be fitted out in such a way that it allows optimal working conditions while at the same time being conducive to the patients paying visits to the physician at hand. As a doctor, it is highly crucial that you ensure the space you are operating in is relaxing and stress-free for all its occupants, including y... Read More

    by KitchenAndBath on December 22, 2017Comments (0)
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    Want More Web Leads? Add More Value.

    Over the past five or six years, I've met with hundreds (more like thousands) of contractors. I always ask the question, "what's your top source of leads and new business?"  What do you think the most popular answer is?  If you guessed referrals and word of mouth, you hit the nail on the head (and I'm sure many of you reading this woul... Read More

    by BenLanders on March 17, 2012Comments (3)
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    A Beginner's Guide to Choosing Home Siding

    You probably don’t spend much time thinking about as you go about your busy days. But when you notice that your home or business is projecting an unkempt, run-down appearance, or your interior suddenly feels like it might have become one with the exterior, you’ll be amazed at how quickly it can find its way to the top of your mind. ... Read More

    by kevinmckenzie on March 26, 2018Comments (0)
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