What Makes A Good Salesperson?

Whether you have a company that is big enough to have a sales department or small enough so you have to wear many hats, knowing why some people are successful at sales can help to improve your own techniques. Improving your sales means spending some time researching successful sales techniques and working on your process. …

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Perfecting the Punch List

Punch lists can make or break a contract—when done quickly and seamlessly, you can get paid and move on to your next project. If they drag out, they can compromise your profit margin and leave you with unhappy customers. You can mitigate punch-list problems by having a procedure in place and communicating that procedure to …

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Construction Set to Continue to Rise through Winter

Sustained growth through the summer and fall have left most construction professionals feeling positive about growth through the coming winter months. A recent study by the National Association of Home Builder’s Housing Market Index and Remodeling Market Index showed very high scores of 85 and 82 (out of 100), respectively. October’s score of 85 was even a new …

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More Women Entering Construction Workforce

According to a new study, construction jobs were one of the fastest growing sectors for women between 2015 and 2019. Women in construction management positions increased by 101% from 49,400 to 99,400 during this period. The number of female painters rose by 64% from 32,600 to 53,300. Construction laborers went up 50% from 47,800. “Construction …

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Tips for Making Gluing Easier and Cleaner

Gluing items is often a dirty job, but someone has to do it. If that someone is you, there are some easy tips and tricks that can help you to reduce the mess and create a higher quality product. From keeping your workbench glue-free to producing better quality projects, these tips will help you work smarter, not harder.

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Construction Marketing Tips that Work

Owning a small to medium construction company means wearing a number of hats. Not only are you managing a crew and a business, you also have to market your company to keep business coming in. Here are some tips on how to make marketing work for you. Neighborhood Marketing Before you start a new build, …

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Tips for Dealing with Difficult Customers

Every contractor has had a bad experience with a difficult customer. Knowing how to deal calmly and effectively with complaints and questions will help reduce conflict, ease communication and reduce the amount of time you spend on admin so you can get back on the jobsite. Communicate in Person While COVID-19 places limitations on personal …

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Better Communication For Fewer Callbacks

No matter how well you plan and organize, construction projects are fluid and change constantly. Your ability to communicate effectively with clients will mean fewer delays while you wait for decisions, clients that are happy with work and a reduction in callbacks that can save you time and money. Here are some tips to keeping …

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Mask Styles Not as Important as Fit, Experts Claim

The assertion that neck gaiters and bandannas have been said to provide little help in the spread of COVID-19 was the conclusion of a recent Duke University study. However, experts on aerosols have called into question the results of the study. The original Duke University study was published in American Association for the Advancement of …

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