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Forum: Business 09-18-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,408
Posted By Framer53
You will find that many of us here have a college...

You will find that many of us here have a college degree or more.

Personally I went to college because I was supposed to. Worked for three large companies and hated every minute of it.
now have...
Forum: Business 09-07-2016, 09:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,372
Posted By EthanB
The theory is that primary domain names continue...

The theory is that primary domain names continue to have less impact on rankings every year. That's true, from my observations and numerous testing efforts I've read, but it still seems to have some...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 12-24-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 26,042
Posted By Creter
Thanks Lawn Dart... You have no idea the...

Thanks Lawn Dart...

You have no idea the rabbit hole you and TNT, Rob - created.

By Gawd I have some serious fn hardware ordered and on the way!!!
Forum: Marketing & Sales 12-22-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 29,393
Posted By MOTB
Good question, and the answer is BOTH, adding new...

Good question, and the answer is BOTH, adding new content to existing pages and making new pages. But my reply is not a generic reply without knowing the specifics of your site, so let me give an...
Forum: Online Leads Services 12-02-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,129
Posted By MOTB
Another thing contractors should consider is...

Another thing contractors should consider is "where are you guiding the traffic, whether it be Pay-Per-Click or Pay-Per-Impression costs?".

By this I mean, so many people send people to their home...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 10-09-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,168
Posted By cbscreative
Thanks, pc, that is brutally honest just like I...

Thanks, pc, that is brutally honest just like I am looking for. The part about the HO being bombarded with marketing is exactly what I try to keep in mind with any kind of presentation.

Marketing...
Forum: Business 09-20-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,944
Posted By EricBrancard
Well, if you break it down by average words per...

Well, if you break it down by average words per post, you're probably closer to 10k posts :whistling
Forum: Marketing & Sales 09-17-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,195
Posted By HandySquad
If you want to check how it will work for you, I...

If you want to check how it will work for you, I recommend to try https://bingads.microsoft.com. This system similar to GA. But Bing give you $100 which you can use for experiments.

Google also...
Forum: Business 09-14-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,001
Posted By AllanE
As far as I know the RCLA works well in Texas,...

As far as I know the RCLA works well in Texas, fortunately I’ve never had a defect case filed against me. If a homeowner makes an RCLA claim it does incentivize the builder to take care of the...
Forum: Business 08-16-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,745
Posted By hdavis
If you have a pre-existing contract with the HO,...

If you have a pre-existing contract with the HO, the PA interferes with that contract at their own financial peril.

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Tortious interference with contract rights can occur where the tortfeasor...
Forum: Business 07-04-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,973
Posted By CarpenterSFO
Kewl! Keep your eyes on the road, and your hands...

Kewl! Keep your eyes on the road, and your hands upon the wheel...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 03-23-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,829
Posted By cwatbay
This is absolutely right. I have been in...

This is absolutely right. I have been in Networking Groups and Chambers for longer than most have been in business. A fairly large net loss at this point. I quit being in them 4 years ago.

Mostly...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 03-19-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,089
Posted By SheetMetalCaps1
We spoke to a YP rep a few months ago. They gave...

We spoke to a YP rep a few months ago. They gave us a lot of numbers and percentages. We did some math and found out we would be paying about the same as you, $4000 a month for roughly the same...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 03-19-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,089
Posted By JBM
I would ask for a search querry report before you...

I would ask for a search querry report before you spend a penny. You want to know the volume people are searching.

They wont give it to you o/c, because they are all smoke and mirrors.

They...
Forum: Business 01-30-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,917
Posted By CarrPainting
you really need to sit down with someone who does...

you really need to sit down with someone who does this in your state, it helps to read the laws and regulations as well.

I ran into this problem with Paychex and ADP. they both signed me up with...
Forum: Business 01-26-2015, 01:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,958
Posted By CarpenterSFO
If this is your first bid, and you are positive...

If this is your first bid, and you are positive that you can make money on it, and you are certain that you can get the job for that number, and you trust that guy's advice, then you are in a typical...
Forum: Business 01-10-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 11,200
Posted By hdavis
This poster: ...

This poster:

https://www.contractortalk.com/members/pci-89240/

BTW, I like your posts:thumbsup:
Forum: Contractor Licensing 01-09-2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,716
Posted By cwatbay
I was an RME once and I will never do it again....

I was an RME once and I will never do it again. First, you must be a licensed contractor with the CSLB. That means passing all the tests and paying the money, and, have that certificate on your wall...
Forum: Business 01-06-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 11,200
Posted By sailfish27
Tell them 28% is totally unrealistic for any...

Tell them 28% is totally unrealistic for any length of time. Warren Buffet, arguably the greatest stock investor or all time, was recently quoted as saying "anyone expecting greater than 6-7% annual...
Forum: Business 12-11-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,289
Posted By EthanB
There are a lot of ways to skin this cat and your...

There are a lot of ways to skin this cat and your success, with any of them, will depend on your sales approach. I have done repair work by the hour and by the bid. By the hour can be problematic...
Forum: Business 12-10-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,289
Posted By Mike Gorman
Estimating for the Handyman The Handyman...

Estimating for the Handyman

The Handyman business a niche that has long been the orphan of the remodeling industry, now stands alone. As a cash machine for numerous franchises and other types of...
Forum: Business 12-05-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,648
Posted By instock
My business could desperately use your service. ...

My business could desperately use your service. My parents and basically everybody I have ever known just worked a job. Nobody knows how to run a business. I've heard of Quickbooks, but what...
Forum: Business 12-04-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,289
Posted By GovtContractor
RE: Job Estimating

Thank you Mike Gorman for your very thought provoking explanation of the estimation process. I agree with everything you stated and would like to add a few points to the discussion. So very often, we...
Forum: Business 12-02-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,289
Posted By Mike Gorman
The Components of an Estimate

Let's start with a review of grammar. In reality, the numbers we supply to the prospect relating to the project in which they have indicated interest have no resemblance to what the Standard Desk...
Forum: Business 10-21-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,700
Posted By Kolbym
I'm a pretty small operator so my opinion...

I'm a pretty small operator so my opinion probably doesn't translate to bigger operators. I've found that I can usually tell within about 2 minutes on the first phone call (most times even from a...
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