Persevere or not: The challenge of deciding when to forge ahead,...

The question arises commonly in business (marketing) and life: When should you persevere on your strategy; or cut your losses and walk away? It...

The reconnecting call: A simple way to (re)build business referrals and...

Bruce Johnston in WiredtoGrow provides an elegantly simple business-building solution for anyone who has been around a while, serving clients who only need your services...
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Finding better ways: Gratitude and remembering the basics of business development

It's a wonderfully quiet Saturday morning and I'm experiencing something rare in my life -- a day home alone. Our son is visiting friends...

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“If its not about price why does it still seem to...

A contractor recently started a  thread on Michael Stone's LinkedIn Construction Business Owners group with this question: "If it's not about price why does it still...
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Oldcastle Building Solutions has won the 2017 Best Construction Blog competition. You can view the review, and nominate your blog (or one you like) for the 2018 competition here.

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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.

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John Chaney’s success foundations: Best Construction Blog competition

You will enjoy John Chaney's blog at the Dexter + Chaney site. Chaney, who co-founded the construction software company in Seattle with Mark Dexter...
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CDC’s Building Blocks blog — project insights, and more

Construction Data Company's Building Blocks blog takes full advantage of its lead service data to provide insights into significant projects throughout the US. The regular...
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Good deeds: Great spirit and incredible marketing

In a way, the news release announcing Carpenters Union Local 27's $100,000 contribution to support the capital campaign to relocate a Toronto youth homeless...
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On Yom Kippur

Today is Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement -- and a day when I don't work (at least at conventional business activities). The night...
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Trust, marketing and advertising — some surprising insights

Canada's public broadcaster, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, has the ability to delve into topics that would be taboo in the commercial media space. As...

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