3 Tips To Grow Your Business

By Robert Robillard

3 Tips For Growing Your Business Every once in awhile you need to sit down and re-evaluate whether your doing enough to bring in business.   Here are 3 Tips To Grow Your Business that I use: Referrals: The best way you can generate leads is REFERRALS! Word of mouth and reputation is crucial. A good referral…

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Low Cost Marketing

By Robert Robillard

Image Simple Marketing Strategies You Can Employ: Not all of us have a marketing or advertising budget. Many times it’s tough to make your small business stand out, here are a few low cost marketing tips you can employ. I always tell my fellow contractors that it’s super important to get face time with customers.…

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Business Referral Tips

By Robert Robillard

3 Referral Tips To Grow Business Getting good referrals always begin with providing your customer with timely, reliable, trustworthy and quality service.   This article will focus on three major business referral tips. A happy customer will tell others the good word on your behalf—often without you having to ask. Business Referral Tips: 1. Ask your…

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IRS Subcontractor Laws

By Robert Robillard

Image IRS To Step Up Enforcing Subcontractor Laws Over the years many small contractors misclassified their employees as subcontractors and in doing so avoid having to pay workers compensation , SSI Medicare, Unemployment, withhold taxes and pay other insurances. Recently the IRS has announced that it will start to randomly audit 2,000 small businesses and…

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Carpenters First Tools

By Robert Robillard

Image: http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/5200/5203/carpenter_1_lg.gif Which tools to Buys First When Stating Out Concord Carpenter, I have no real “building” tools right now. When I go to the home store and think about all the stuff I could be building, It sort of boils down to me not knowing which tool would you suggest as a carpenters first…

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Benchmarking For Small Remodeling Companies

By Robert Robillard

Benchmarking For Remodeling According to Remodeling Magazine Kitchen and bath remodels rank highest as the projects that generate the most revenue for companies with revenue under $250k.  The following article is about benchmarking for small remodeling companies. Highest Ranking Projects The next highest-ranking projects are, in order, handyman, window and door replacement, and trim carpentry.…

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Business Sign Tips

By Robert Robillard

3 Tips on Good Job Site Signage Job Site Signs are used by contractor’s to both identify a job site and to advertise the contractors services to others.   This article will give you three business sign tips. Job site signs also help subcontractors and delivery people find the job site address through the visual aid…

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Contractor Outsourcing

By Robert Robillard

Image: iecabinets.com Contractor Outsourcing Specialty Jobs Michael Stone , a construction coach, consultant and author of Mark Up and Profit has some very excellent advice for contractors. Michael is troubled when he hears about remodelers planning to save money by bringing in-house what they once farmed out to specialized subcontractors. “A company will not cut…

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