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When your construction firm prepares to buy a new service or product, you probably go online to read the reviews or ask your colleagues for their...Read more >
The Yellow Pages don’t cut it anymore. Consumers use search engines, not telephone books, to find contractors, remodelers and other service firms in...Read more >
Famed oil well firefighter Red Adair said, “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.” Though...Read more >
The smartest contractors realize that, while bids have to be competitive, trying to win work through low pricing alone is not a sustainable way to...Read more >
Marketing budgets may be tight right now, but crowdsourcing, a new marketing method, is making it possible to achieve strong branding at a low cost....Read more >
Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a six-part series titled “The Project Manager’s MBA,” which analyzes six key components of leading business...Read more >
Many construction companies are good at what they do, yet they have trouble building awareness of their brand. This month, we received this question...Read more >
We’ve been talking quite a bit about the popularity of mobile technology, rugged technology and the BYOD (bring your own device) trend at workplaces...Read more >
Business owners with a social media presence share the same basic interest—drawing traffic to their websites. In fact, a company’s website is the...Read more >
Are you unsure about how to use social media? Follow these easy steps to join the conversation. Like many business owners today, construction...Read more >
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