Time Management

By Robert Robillard

How To Manage Your Time Better Image: appraisalnewsonline Spend your time doing the important things! How many times have you wished you had more time in the day to get things done? . Managing one’s time can be a difficult task for some and easy for others. For me time management, and staying on task…

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Caring For Your Tape Measure

By Robert Robillard

Tape Measure Care and Maintenance We recently performed Head-Head testing on 8 different brand tape measures. After the testing it was apparent to me that these devices need proper care, in order to provide you with accurate, reliable measurements. Caring for your tape measure is easy, here are a few steps for properly maintaining your tape measure.…

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The Importance of Branding

By Robert Robillard

What’s Your Brand? With so many people and businesses looking for work, having a strong personal brand has become a priority. What’s your personal brand identity? Regardless of who you are, your age, position, or the business you happen to be in, all of us need to understand the importance of branding. Why do people…

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Pre-Screening Clients on the Phone

By Robert Robillard

Pre-Screening Potential Clients and Avoiding the Tire-Kickers! Originally derived from car selling industry, a “tire-kicker,” is someone who is indecisive about purchasing your service, and never feels satisfied with what they are offered. Regardless of what you call them, pre-qualifying potential clients that call for your service will save you time traveling to meetings, typing…

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The Problem with FREE Estimates

By Robert Robillard

Why Contractors Should NOT Give Free Estimates Would anyone go into a grocery store and ask to take the food home to cook it before deciding if they want to pay for it? How about asking to drive a new car for a week before returning to the dealership to work out the terms of…

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Outsourcing For Contractors

By Robert Robillard

10 Benefits of Outsourcing As a small business owner I am often called upon to design, construct, finish and install custom bookcases, cabinets and fireplace mantles.  I’ve realized that selling outsourcing is a realistic way to stay competitive and profitable in an environment where folks are constantly tire kicking and researching prices. Should you outsource…

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Good Business Practices

By Robert Robillard

Tips On Good Business Practices When running a small business or any business for that matter there are a few rules that are always good to follow. Here’s a five good business practices that I use. 1. Always be honest: Honesty is huge in business and life. If you are unable to meet a deadline or…

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Cleaning Stone Masonry

By Jeff Williams

Cleaning Stone Masonry Stone is a building material as old as man himself. It was used as the some of the first tools as well. It is a very durable and attractive material. I works very well to construct building facades. It is attractive by itself or when used as an accent in a brick…

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