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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Laying Out Kitchen Cabinets

By Robert Robillard

Tips For Laying Out Kitchen Cabinets Installing Kitchen Cabinets Laying out kitchen cabinets can be a easy or hard, it all depends on the steps you follow. Probably the best tip for laying out kitchen cabinets is to make sure they are all on site prior to removing the existing kitchen, if remodeling, and to…

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Rehiring Former Employees

By Scott Arnold

Rehiring Former Employees – Good Idea or Bad Idea? Is rehiring a former employee a good idea or a big mistake? Employees who are rehired are now referred to as Boomerang Employees. Should you hire them back? The million dollar question is… Why did they leave in the first place? The thought of hiring former…

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Social Media Advertising For Contractors

By Scott Arnold

Social Media Advertising for Contractors – The Benefits Advertising has progressed tenfold over the last decade. Television advertising replaced printed ads, banner advertising replace printed ads, pop up ads replaced banner ads and now social media has basically replaced all of them. In 2015 over 23 billion dollars were spent on social media advertising and…

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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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Choosing a Workboot

By Jeff Williams

Choosing a Workboot In today’s marketplace, more workboots are available than ever before. The sheer number of choices can be overwhelming. In this article we’ll give you some helpful tips and advice to help you narrow down the field when choosing a workboot. Recently we attended a media event with KEEN Utility and saw their…

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