Small-Business Owners Struggle To Be GREEN

By Robert Robillard

Economy Makes It Tough To Be Green According to a Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Survey, one in three small-business owners say the economy has impacted their plans to become more “green,” and fewer think their customers would be willing to pay more for environmentally friendly goods and services today (27%) than thought that was the…

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Roof And Ladder Safety

By Robert Robillard

Roof and Ladder Safety – A Lesson On What NOT To Do I was driving home from work today and saw these guys residing this dormer.  Since roof and ladder safety is such a liability, I thought that a picture is worth a thousand words! I bet these guys were low bidders. As a contractor…

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Unemployment Tips

By Robert Robillard

Tips On Looking For Work In early 2009, the Bureau of Labor Statistics noted that over 40 states recorded an increase over last year in the number of layoffs. In February alone over 600,000 workers were caught up in layoffs. Many of my friends are currently laid off. It’s definitely not a fun and exciting…

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Contractors Advice On Relaxation

By Robert Robillard

Contractor Tips For Relaxing and Living A Healthy Lifestyle We live in a society where multi-tasking has become the norm, many people find it difficult to actually relax. Our bodies react the same to positive or negative stress. Prolonged stress can affect the body negatively. The key is to learn to strengthen our resiliency and…

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Lesson In Leadership

By Robert Robillard

Image: http: www.ibiblio.org ENDURANCE, Shackelton’s Leadership Lesson! In the residential and construction remodeling world we don’t usually have to kill our dogs and eat seals to survive but that doesn’t mean we can’t learn a thing or two about leadership. This is the true story of Earnest Shackleton’s amazing 1914 voyage to cross the Antarctic. …

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Increase In Multi Generational Households

By Robert Robillard

Multi Generational Households Increasing Few American adults want to take on roommates, much less shack up with their parents, but many are being forced to as a result of job loss or foreclosure, according to a new survey on mulch-generational housing conducted by AARP there is a marked increase in multi generational households. Job loss…

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Importance of Supporting Local Businesses

By Robert Robillard

Photo: 23 Main Street Concord A Concord Carpenter Comments on the Importance of Supporting Concord’s Local Businesses. With all its historical significance, Concord has long had the most beautiful, vibrant and charming retail areas with an interesting array of merchants and businesses. With today’s economy, we need more than ever to make a concerted effort…

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A Concord Architect’s Perspective on the Economy

By Robert Robillard

Image: da-beer.blogspot.com Things have been pretty tough from an Architect’s perspective lately.A lot of clients are putting their projects on hold and work is getting scarce. If you haven’t yet experienced the downturn from a Carpenter’s perspective, you may in a few months based on what I’ve been seeing.If you were planning a remodeling of…

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