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  1. 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...
  2. Marketing & Sales
    Hello I am a General Contractor, but mostly I do Roofing. I am looking for a good source for leads. I am Already using EstimateMyProject.com, i am really happy with their service and their prices are reasonable, however i want to use couple of sources not just one, so if anybody has...
  3. General Discussion
    I am putting together a website for homeowners planning a home remodel (www.sweetremodel.com) that will help them to be more educated clients. (If anyone has any feedback on the site, I'd love to hear it!) One of the tools I'd like to offer on the site is a template homeowners can give...
  4. Business
    This seemed to be the most appropriate area to post a link to the company Yext. It was a simple signup and free. http://www.yext.com/ They monitor a number of online review sites (seventeen in our case) and give you a report of what they find about your company. One tangential benefit is...
  5. Marketing & Sales
    No, I'm not going to tell you something about myself. My screen name says it all. I'll let my words do the talking. I will state that I have been helping contractors with marketing for over 30+ years. I see sooooooooooo much bad information here, it makes me cringe knowing some of you who...
  6. Online Leads Services
    Hi, We are a company specializing in stamped asphalt. We are able to transform regular asphalt into authentic looking brick, stone, or slate, but with additional benefits. We are looking to expand our business and enter new territory. What are some good online sources to advertise with? Free...
  7. Marketing & Sales
    Standing out in a Seemingly Identical Crowd.... Every contractor out there has had experience with the never-ending line up of continuous home shows that lump a large segment of the industry into one or two large, over-priced buildings in an effort to spam innocent bystanders to nigh death...
  8. Marketing & Sales
    Here's a YouTube video of a plumbing contractor I came across on the internet. They made a creative video and posted on YouTube and from the style of it, its a good fit. Contemporary style ad targeting generation Y prospective clients seeking to differentiate themselves from the stereotypical...
  9. Marketing & Sales
    I didn't find this list by myself; it was at the end of Seth Godin's book "Meatball Sundae". (the book was approachable, interesting and short) http://adage.com/power150/ Good stuff for your news reader. Given the readership of Advertising Age, I was surprised by the number of SEO feeds listed...
  10. Marketing & Sales
    Greetings. I am a new member to CT, and recently became Marketing Direcr for an air duct cleaning company. I've already found some interesting discussion on marketing, websites, etc. on this forum, but want to ask specifically about advertising. What has worked for you? ValPak - direct mail...
  11. Marketing & Sales
    I was wondering... Years ago our company did church roofs and steeples. He did it for about 10yrs. Back then it wasn't a cut-throat market for work and it was throughout a few surrounding counties in Central New York- where things were small and everyone talked.. the work fell on him for...
  12. Marketing & Sales
    Adage has an interesting article titled, "Is Luxury Dead". A lot of the article may apply more to the retail space than the contractor space, but I think some of the basic tenets are important.
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. Marketing & Sales
    Ok so here is my problem, let me start by saying I have been going through the previous threads for the past couple of hours and I have yet to find exactly what I'm looking for. So if it has already been covered then maybe you can point me in the right direction. Due to the Recession I have...
  16. Marketing & Sales
    Sounds a little crazy I know, but it is true, For six weeks, you'll sit in on interviews with masters like Tony Robbins... Jay Conrad Levinson... Stephen Covey... Michael Masterson... Marshall Goldsmith... and many more... Basically the way I read it, they know the government isn't going to...
  17. General Discussion
    I wrote an article about the difference between demographics and psychographics. Feel free to give some comments on how you think they difference and how this may help the marking of a construction services company. Thanks.
  18. Marketing & Sales
    I read a very interesting post on a small business forum that I think will benefit the members here. I'd post a link, but since it's another forum, I'm not sure how the mods feel about that. In brief, a plumber on the other forum started a thread about Yellow Pages. Since this forum is about...
  19. 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?
  20. General Discussion
    In this down economy, it has been very competitive to acquire jobs due to the prices some contractors are accepting. How do you overcome price hurdles? Here are some questions before that need to be answered before dealing with price comparison...
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