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    How to Use YouTube as a Marketing Tool

    The online marketing environment is constantly evolving and revealing new opportunities for contractors to further market their companies. The utilization of Facebook, Google+, and Twitter, as a form of online marketing has become the norm for small businesses. An option that is often overlooked by most contractors is the use of video marketing ... Read More

    by SebastianRodak on January 17, 2013Comments (0)
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    Controlling Risk

    To control risk on a construction project, there are a few factors that need to be analyzed before the job starts. The project team needs to understand the scope of work as established in the contract. Remember, that no matter how well a contract is written, it is only as good as the person or entity that backs it up. Sometimes a contract is wor... Read More

    by Teddy Z on August 07, 2012Comments (0)
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    Lead, Follow, Or Get Outta The Way!

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone! A lot of my blog posts here on ContractorTalk.com are very tactical: How to rank higher on Google Why you should be "all-in" with PPC and SEO How to use Google Analytics to track your organic keyword rankings, etc. There's a reason behind it - three of them, actually. First, it's tough to cover "big picture ... Read More

    by BenLanders on November 22, 2012Comments (0)
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    Beat The Heat While Doing Your Home Improvements - Stay Cool!

    You Have To Be COOL To Stay COOL Doing Home Improvements! Staying cool in this heat is a MUST! Signs of fatigue set in with our warning and I don't want you collapsed in the yard or on the roof. I want to share a few things with you on staying COOL and Being COOL this summer. For starters RayBans are COOL but will... Read More

    by Mr.Siding on July 14, 2011Comments (0)
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    Don't Be A Dodo-Bird! Tech-Tips to keep you ahead of the competition!

     Pictured above is a dodo bird, and if you are not saying atop of recent technology odds are you and your business will become like the dodo: extinct. Technology is advancing in leaps and bounds, and at times it can seem intimidating, and confusing. There are many easy to use tools that will help you stay atop your game, save you time, save... Read More

    by ProSweep on December 17, 2013Comments (0)
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    Revise Your Business Plan: In a Down Economy Create a Growth Strategy to Remain Relevant

    REVISE YOUR BUSINESS PLAN: IN A DOWNECONOMY CREATE A GROWTH STRATEGY TO REMAIN RELEVANT In today’s “new” economy, the old ways of running a company have become obsolete and a new growth strategy is required.  This means going back to something often overlooked by businesses…a solid business plan.  If yourcompa... Read More

    by Doctor Drywall on April 29, 2011Comments (0)
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    You Track Your Marketing - But Is It Right?

    Spending money to advertise your business can be very scary."What if it doesn't work? What if it does work? How do I know if it did work? How do I know?". These are probably some of the questions that pop into your head when the buying time rolls around. Renewing advertising is even scarier. You'll ask yourself the same questions, but now you ... Read More

    by DamionR on July 30, 2011Comments (0)
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    Lessons from Zappos.com

    Which of the following is untrue of Zappos.com?  A. The number one priority at Zappos is their company culture. B. Zappos embraces and encourages change. C. Everyone that is hired into Zappos headquarters, regardless of department or title, goes through the same training that their call center reps go through. D. At the end of their 1st... Read More

    by Tim Garrison PE on November 19, 2012Comments (0)
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    Kitchen Secrets, we'll keep it clean!

    Cleaning Secrets To clean your dishwasher interior:  run one complete cycle using Tang in the dish detergent dispenser.  (without the dishes!)   To clean the inside of your microwave:  place a few wet paper towels inside and run the appliance for 3-5 minutes.  The steam will loosen grime and grease.  L... Read More

    by grandedecor on April 28, 2011Comments (0)
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    The Elusive Employee Review

    Ahhh, the employee review. Everybody’s favorite time of the year. You get to sit down with your boss and your employees and have a little chat. It usually ends up being the most uncomfortable conversation you have all year, but also probably the most productive. For some of the construction companies I’ve worked for, employee review... Read More

    by constructonomics on April 02, 2013Comments (0)
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