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Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,767
Posted By Mike's Plumbing
Here is what I would write: Dear sir ...

Here is what I would write:

Dear sir

When I originally bid your job I was desperate and my head wasn't thinking clearly when I sent you the final numbers. Since that time I was able to recycle...
Forum: Business 03-27-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,001
Posted By angus242
First of all, I don't call them estimates. They...

First of all, I don't call them estimates. They are called proposals. I'm not estimating anything. I'm giving them 1 price for the exact work I describe. Anything extra is a change order.

I think...
Forum: Business 03-27-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,001
Posted By 480sparky
I don't break down anything. I may have a...

I don't break down anything. I may have a 50-page list of items the customer wants, but I supply only one price.... the total.

If they demand a breakdown, I demand a reasonable reason why. "I...
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,208
Posted By larryb
Instructions of how to run a business

Is this what we have to look forward to...........? Watch as "Noodle Boy" explains how businesses should really be run and what to do with owners who don't fall in line. :laughing: Start at 3:20 to...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,458
Posted By Mike's Plumbing
This is going to sound rotten and I'm sure many...

This is going to sound rotten and I'm sure many will think really poorly of me but I'm just being honest.

I have the unique experience of meeting HO's and being in their houses multiple times...
Forum: Business 02-22-2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,289
Posted By pcplumber
I totally disagree that a supply house is your partnet

That is like saying Home Depot is your partner, your insurance agent is your partner, and your gasoline station is your partner. A few replies insinuate that the supply houses bear the burden of the...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 02-13-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,694
Posted By Mike Finley
What all you guys are missing who don't believe...

What all you guys are missing who don't believe what I'm saying is that you're all on the same mindset -

I must get internet traffic to my site, I must get internet traffic to my site, I must get...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 02-12-2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,694
Posted By J F
I'll split the the difference: Being at the...

I'll split the the difference:

Being at the top of a google search, #1

What ever happens after is ... what happens after.

If you're #1, you get the best chance of "client/customer capture"...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 01-21-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,888
Posted By Mike's Plumbing
I never understood why some people don't buy...

I never understood why some people don't buy local but buy online to save 5 dollars.

Think of what your missing out on! The printer on a local level knows other people and other businesses in your...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 01-12-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,964
Posted By Mike Finley
A time lapse video experiment

We've been fooling around with trying to put together some time lapse videos on the job site. Been a major battle. This is the latest result. Still needs some work, but getting somewhere at least. Be...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 01-09-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,018
Posted By Mike's Plumbing
Door hangars can work and you will find that it's...

Door hangars can work and you will find that it's no different than any other marketing tool. Keep in mind the best form of advertising will ALWAYS have some type of offer. This has been proven in...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 12-22-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,969
Posted By Max10
Pretty sure this is his radio ad... ...

Pretty sure this is his radio ad...
http://www.youtube.com/user/MagicPoolServices#p/u/43/qYVZo6nOG8g
Forum: Marketing & Sales 12-02-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,375
Posted By KennMacMoragh
http://www.crazywebsite.com/Website-Clipart-Pictur...

http://www.crazywebsite.com/Website-Clipart-Pictures-Videos/Funny-People/US_President_Barack_Obama_Weird_Parade_Float-1sm.jpg
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,556
Posted By festerized
We had two days of hi winds and rain after we...

We had two days of hi winds and rain after we framed the roof, not a drop of water!
I donít tarp or wait for the roofer, I install ice & water over the entire project.
The extra $500.00 is cheaper...
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,556
Posted By CharlesD
I have to question a contractor who wouldn't...

I have to question a contractor who wouldn't cover up a tear off with rain in the forcast.
Forum: Marketing & Sales 11-14-2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,681
Posted By EaglesFan
If you 1099 them, there's not much you can do if...

If you 1099 them, there's not much you can do if you don't want to risk the IRS coming in and disqualifying your sub-contractor status. I've seen it, it is terrible to watch. The back taxes alone can...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 10-24-2010, 09:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,063
Posted By Mike's Plumbing
Yeah, people always foget about the basics but it...

Yeah, people always foget about the basics but it works very well.

Mike
Forum: Marketing & Sales 10-19-2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,537
Posted By pcplumber
Finding Canvassers???

Finding anybody good is difficult and I have to go through no less than 400 applicants to find one good long-term employee.

I have done very well with Craigslist. I do put my cell phone number in...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 06-27-2009, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,631
Posted By BreyerConstruct
Superpages is the online yellow pages for Idearc...

Superpages is the online yellow pages for Idearc Media (Verizon). They're legit.
They get about 30% of the traffic of Yellowpages.com though (which is owned by AT&T).

But there are a ton of...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 06-27-2009, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,631
Posted By silvertree
Same deal with me. "We need to verify your...

Same deal with me.

"We need to verify your listing to invoice you"


What listing"?

Blah Blah, "GFY" is what I came up with
Forum: Marketing & Sales 06-26-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,631
Posted By Mike Finley
I got a call from either super pages or online...

I got a call from either super pages or online yellow pages this morning.

Douche - "Hi this is Billy Douche Bag, I just wanted to verify your information before we sent your invoice out to you...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 01-20-2009, 10:43 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 38,835
Posted By HomeGuard
One thing that Ive done in the past is create a...

One thing that Ive done in the past is create a short survey. (3-5 questions) Then When I get to the door I ask if they will give me a minute to complete a short survey(this takes the barrier...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 01-20-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 38,835
Posted By Mr. Mike
Door Knocking 101

This is a thread for us to put some ideas together based off thoughts or real door knocking experience.


I am no pro at door knocking but have learned a few things and I am happy to share.


...
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