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    Branding Vs. Lead Generation

    When an advertising rep comes to your office and starts talking about branding, what’s the first thing that pops into your mind?I know what pops into mine…       Most advertising reps push heavily on the idea that you have to “get your brand out there”, “get people to know who you are”, and... Read More

    by DamionR on August 25, 2011Comments (3)
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    On Window Replacement and Sustainability

    "Sustainability".  An old word, with new meaning.  A 'buzzword'.  By definition, "the capacity to endure" -- derived from the Latin 'sustinere' ('tenere', to hold; 'sus', up).  But with recent interest in environmental stewardship, 'sustainability' conjures talk about conservation, and minimizing our impac... Read More

    by ReVisionsWindow on January 23, 2012Comments (2)
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    Unsafe Practices

    This is unsafe. . If you ever see this sort of thing: 1) Notify the scaffold police. 2) Call your governor and legislators, obviously more laws are needed. 3) Grab a few guys and a tarp and race to retard this person's free-fall momentum before the ground does. Read More

    by Tim Garrison PE on January 31, 2012Comments (3)
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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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