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The Dreaded Budget Conversation

The Dreaded Budget Conversation

Everyone can admit it … the first thing you really want to know when talking to a client or a prospective client is their budget. The issue though? It’s not always something that clients want to reveal, especially not right away. This leaves many builders questioning whether or not they should even bring it up […]

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Why Your Marketing Isn’t Getting You All the Leads You Thought It Would

Why Your Marketing Isn't Getting You All the Leads You Thought It Would

This day and age is an awesome time for construction companies to effectively talk to a specific audience. However, many companies still aren’t doing what it takes to compete. Sure, you think you’ve invested in the marketing for your business … maybe you rebranded and revamped your logo. And maybe you’ve got a pretty new […]

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Tips For Motivating Your Construction Team

Tips for Motivating Your Construction Team

Effective leaders motivate people to perform. A company leader is responsible for motivating people to put out more effort and encourage them to go above and beyond the minimum requirements. So, how do you go about doing this? You can start by learning about your employees, if you don’t know enough about them already, and […]

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Overcoming Resistance and Implementing Change

implementing change

No matter how big or small a change might be, you always need to be prepared for some resistance from employees. It’s easy for people to become invested and comfortable in the current order of things, so they will stick with what they know until convinced otherwise. And if you don’t pay attention to the […]

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Durable Phone Cases That Are Jobsite Ready

construction phone cases

For those in the construction industry, damaged smartphones are, unfortunately, a common part of the job. And in this day and age – with mobile construction management software and all sorts of other apps – it’s becoming more and more necessary for workers to have their phones on the jobsite. But that also means the […]

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Best Practices for Handling Customer Complaints

Best Practices for Handling Customer Complaints

Whether anyone wants to admit it or not, every contractor has had a few of those clients that have made the process even more difficult with their list of demands or all sorts of complaints. When conflicts arise, it’s never easy – and definitely never fun – to deal with them, but finding a solution […]

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Builder’s Risk Insurance: What’s the Big Deal?

Builder's Risk Insurance What's the Big Deal

To get the low-down on what builder’s risk insurance is and everything that makes it so important, we interviewed Jill Aldredge, the Sr. Marketing Consultant Construction Risk Services at SilverStone Group. And if you weren’t aware of just how important this insurance is already, you’ll definitely know after reading this. What is builder’s risk insurance? […]

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Social Media: Join Your Audience Where They Already Are

Social Media Join Your Audience Where They Already Are

Some of you might be asking, what’s the point of a social media profile when my construction company already has a website? Well, you can push your business’ website link to all sorts of people but the unfortunate truth is that you can’t make them click on it. No matter how great your website is, […]

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5 Qualities of an Effective Construction Project Manager

5 Qualities of an Effective Construction Project Manager

Holding the position of construction project manager is not enough to guarantee the success of a project. Great project managers utilize all sorts of skills to ensure a project’s success and high return on investment but here are 5 of the most important skills that a project manager should possess in order to be successful: […]

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