• Will the Coronavirus Affect Construction?

    Will the Coronavirus Affect Construction?

    You’ve probably already heard a lot more than you want to about the coronavirus outbreak originating in Wuhan, China. COVID-19 symptoms (and confirmed cases) are popping up in pockets across the US and Canada and things like medical masks are selling out without sufficient manufacturing labor to ...

  • 3 Tips for Choosing a Helper

    3 Tips for Choosing a Helper

    If you’re just to the point of being ready to hire, you may be willing to hire someone with less experience and pay them less in exchange for training them. If you want to hire a teenager or a student on summer vacation who’s never had a home improvement job, be prepared for what a big job it can be to teach someone who isn’t an expert.

  • Do You Work Nights and Weekends?

    Do You Work Nights and Weekends?

    How do you set your business hours? Your first instinct might be to just work during the day, each Monday through Friday. However, there are some benefits to having more flexible hours. Having availability on evenings and weekends can be a big bonus for your customers.

  • Advertising on Social Media in 2020

    Advertising on Social Media in 2020

    There are hundreds of courses, blog posts, videos, and more to train business owners on social media strategy. Choose what you think will help you most and focus on learning that one strategy before you move on to others. If you’re feeling totally overwhelmed, consider looking for an intern.

  • Trailer Security and You

    Trailer Security and You

    For a contractor, the most valuable thing you probably have is an expensive trailer full of expensive tools. Unfortunately, a trailer can be, or at least can seem like, an easy target for would-be thieves.

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