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    How Much Should I Spend on (SEO, PPC, etc.)?

    The other day I was at a party and I overheard some people talking about how much it should cost to remodel a kitchen. One person said something like, "you should expect to pay at least $25-40,000." Another said, "That's ridiculous - I had mine done for $12,000." Another guy said, "yeah, yeah, I know that the material costs will vary based on wh... Read More

    by BenLanders on February 03, 2013Comments (0)
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    The Importance of Facebook for Business

    The importance of Facebook as a marketing tool to grow your business just increased exponentially with the launch of Facebook's "Local Search" function. What Is Facebook Local Search? Late last year, Mark Zuckerburg and his minions rolled out a feature called "Facebook Nearby," which originally served as a feed of places its users' friends had... Read More

    by BenLanders on April 04, 2013Comments (5)
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    Will Green Keep You Out of the Red?

    There is an underserviced niche in my market area that has proven to be very lucrative to me. While I am very sure it is different from area to area and in different regions across the country, here in Western New York the whole push to the Green movement and environmental friendliness was slow to really catch on and while it has begun to get re... Read More

    by ReubenD on July 28, 2014Comments (0)
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    Universal Home Design

    Universal home design is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design. The concept is all about creating an attractive, stylish space that everyone (regardless of age, size, or ability) can live in or visit. A home that is designed unive... Read More

    by mdvremodeling on August 04, 2014Comments (0)
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    Featured Contractor: Sir Mixalot

    My name is Paul Peck and my company is Peck Drywall and Painting out of Satellite Beach, Florida. I've been in business for 19 years and a member on ContractorTalk for 6 years.After two years of college in computer programming I figured out that I liked working with my hands better. So I got a job as a helper building decks and doing trim carpen... Read More

    by ContractorTalk on May 07, 2014Comments (3)
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    Green Building Tips for Home or Office

    It’s been a while since we’ve talked about it here on our blog, so for today’s blog post we wanted to offer up some tips on Green Building. Read on for our Top 5 Green Building Tips for Home or Office: 1. Although they are a great substitution for the interior lighting in your home, compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) are unfort... Read More

    by mdvremodeling on July 31, 2014Comments (0)
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    You Have Fewer Website Visits Than You Think You Do

    It's tough to make good decisions with bad data.Most business owners use Google Analytics to track their website activity, but they don't set things up correctly. As a result, they have WAY less website traffic than they think they do. This leads to bad decisions.If you're going to use Google Analytics to see what's happening on your website, do... Read More

    by BenLanders on August 03, 2014Comments (0)
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    How to Maximize Your ROI with a Finished Basement

    Home improvements are usually done to increase your home satisfaction, but unless you plan on living in the same house forever, you should also consider how they affect your home’s overall value. Finishing your basement can yield up to a 70% return on your investment (ROI) at resale according to Remodeling Magazine’s 2013 Cost vs. Va... Read More

    by mdvremodeling on July 31, 2014Comments (0)
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    Basement Options, Part 2: Ceilings

    Welcome back for the second part of our three-part series on basement options! Like we said in Part 1 of the series, we know that there are many decisions that go into refinishing or remodeling a basement. Some of those decisions will be based solely on the needs and wants of the homeowner having the work done. Others are decisions tha... Read More

    by mdvremodeling on August 13, 2014Comments (0)
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    How to Find a Reliable Sub Contractor When You're Stuck On a Construction Job

    If you know you won't finish a project by the deadline, or if something's happened on-site to slow your progress, it may be time to bring in a subcontractor. Another pair of hands will help you wrap things up in a punctual fashion. But how can you find a reliable subcontractor in a sea of the unlicensed and untrained? Here are just a few tips fo... Read More

    by Constructive on August 04, 2014Comments (0)
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