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  1. Business
    Metal Roof Warranty was part of the sale agreement, but actual Warranty was not provided at closing. Three years later there is an issue with roof. Does the present owner have any recourse?
  2. Business
    Hi everyone, I'm a service provider on CT and interested in some insight if you'll share it. For those of you who run your own back office (insurance, WC, payroll, accounting, marketing, etc.), what are some of the struggles you face on a regular basis? Anything from having trouble with line...
  3. Business
    Business Support for Contractors We started an office admin and support company to handle all the details for contractors. We are in the process of rolling out new services and nailing down a location where we can house all our services. I'm interested in knowing your thoughts on the concept...
  4. Business
    I recently started my new business in Houston installing insulation on residential steel garage doors. Being in Houston, the winters are not usually harsh and the biggest obstacle I have encountered are people thinking that they only need insulation if it gets very cold in the winter...
  5. Business
    Need advise. I started a cleaning business will be 4 years in April. Have a few employees and around 40 clients which most do not want to pay what we need to get to do the job. So in some cases we lose money. Sometimes I fell like it is not getting anywhere. Does anyone have any advise...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hello Everybody, I've had quite a few of our contractor clients tell us that we needed to check out this website and to get involved with helping contractors out with their websites & seo questions. So, here I am... Websites and seo can be a pretty big undertaking if you don't know which...
  7. General Discussion
    Don't let anyone deceive you that it's impossible to increase the number of new customers calling you for services without spending any money. It is very possible and works greats if you know the tips. Any ideas on free advertisements that work?
  8. Business
    Help with new venture all opinions welcomed. Hello need your opinion with some tough decisions. Background; Former project manager/sales/ and installer. After 10 years of in remodeling doing sales, management, and project management I moved to a new state and opened a remodeling company...
  9. Marketing & Sales
    I try to do my advertising in-house, I have made up door hangers on Microsoft Publisher and I want some input on my latest campaign... Is this a worthless idea? For the next three months (ending 3/21/2010) I am offering customers free gas just for having work done. For every 100.00 spent on...
  10. Business
    I am a 21 years of age and I am graduating with a degree in Economics this May. My father invested in a granite counter top business while I was in school and for about 2 years now, I've known that want to take over and run the business instead of my other plans. I probably won't run it for at...
  11. General Discussion
    It’s 6am on Monday and the delightful peal of the Nokia ring tone, makes me cringe as to the reason for it, “ what friggin now” I think. I grit my teeth… “Yo brooksy, listen, I ain’t coming in today, my kid got bit by the ****in dog and I was at the hospital till 3” I ask, “who‘s this“? It’s...
  12. General Discussion
    What would be most helpful for your business? If you had to choose the thing that would be most helpful for your business, what would it be: A new vehicle? -or- Equivalent price in new supplies?
  13. Technology
    I am currently designing and putting together a fairly complex and detailed data base that will greatly improve efficiency throughout my company. I unfortunatley do not have the knowlege to write the code for this software and am negotiating with a company that can. My concern is that I put...
  14. Business
    Twice last month we had clients we were working with cancel due to complications that were unrelated to the work we were to perform. Both offered to pay us for our time, but we had not signed a contract for work to be performed yet. We try to make sure the contract price is right on and not...
  15. General Discussion
    Construction Costs: In control? - taken from constructonomics I found myself very interested in the cost of construction work today, so I made a very ambitious choice of looking at the cost of construction vs. the cost of another industry. And what industry should that be? Automobiles? Good...
  16. Painting & Finish Work
    I found this site as I was looking for information on starting up. Here's my story and questions: I don't have very much experience in painting, but am fairly good in the business sense. My Dad, who has no business sense, is a great painter. Here's my business idea. And my questions are...
  17. Business
    I'm a GC used to building specs and not too many customs. I'm happy to have picked up a couple customs for the next 12 months but want to make sure I keep my clients happy. My question is what kinds of reports do fellow GCs submit to clients and how often? I have a particularily high maintenance...
  18. Business
    I am trying to learn how a remodeling business works. If you are a general contractor, what are the steps involved from; getting a lead to starting the project?
  19. Marketing & Sales
    I have read replies refering to leads being generated through websites. I have been paying for a lead generator but none of the leads have pulled through. Does anyone mind letting me know useful ways to generate leads through their personal business websites. What do you do to drive traffic to...
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