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Giroux Glass: How a trade contractor develops and maintains a truly...

California-based Giroux Glass Incorporated demonstrates how a blog can be effective for a trade contractor. The business, with branches in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Las Vegas...
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The Blogging Painters: An incredible resource for painting contractors — and...

Below you'll read the first review of 2017 Best Construction Blog competition entries. In the next several weeks, I'll review each of the 26...
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Sleeknote: Is it sleek for you?

There are a variety of tools and services designed to enhance your website and online marketing effectiveness. Sleeknote.com, a tool which allows you to design...

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Tracking (encouraging) business development for “doers” — an elegantly simple idea

Consultant (and professional engineer) Doug Reed (fostergrowth.biz) has outlined a simple approach to encouraging/growing business development initiatives among AEC practitioners that combines simplicity and effectiveness...

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The Construction Marketing Ideas book

Update: Electronic edition revised (2015) We've published an updated electronic edition. The core concepts remain the same as in the printed version, but we've updated...
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My social media e-book.

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND VALUES

How do you get so much business, and yet have the highest prices?

In a recent newsletter, marketing guru Michael Jeffries cites HVAC contractor Ron Smith with a quote that anyone interested in business success should consider carefully. “Ron,...

Dreams, goals, transitions: How can we get to the future?

Business and life transitions can occur abruptly, such as when a major client bails or there is an unexpected illness or death of an...
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The Paid Blog: Zlien — Best Construction Blog competition

I know of few aspects of the construction business that combine complexity and "arcaneness" with vital importance than the construction/mechanics lien rules.  Contractors have...
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Best Construction Blog: Safran Law Offices (Raleigh, North Carolina)

I'm nearing the conclusion of 2014 Best Construction Blog competition reviews. The last few blogs were nominated just before the deadline by Bob Kruhm,...
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Eyes and ears: Applying your passion in your business and marketing

Sometimes we are trapped in conventions about what "should be" and there often is good reason for the advice or advocacy for changes in...

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