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How to prepare your building business for a market downturn

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For once, a number of economists are agreed that there is a downturn coming sometime soon. Not that they’re telling us precisely when, as that is impossible to predict. From their perspective, recession is the time in the business cycle when weak and inefficient businesses disappear. These are the companies that pop up in periods […]

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3 Tips For Starting A Building Business

How to sell like a builder

I was asked the other day, “What are the 3 things you say to someone when they’re starting their building business?”I had to think for a moment but I came up with three. Tell me what you think about them. 1. You need to learn to price for profit. Otherwise there’s no point in going […]

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What Can Birds Teach Builders About Marketing!

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So you need to “get your brand out there.” You know online marketing could make a huge difference, but you are not sure what marketing platforms are best for builders? Talking to others doesn’t remove the confusion, because they all have different stories. And few of them are doing it successfully. So which online marketing […]

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Knowing Your Numbers Pays

Know your numbers

Business man standing on the top of the mountain looking at the valley. Business success concept So you have run your business “by the seat of your pants?” Well done. But with today’s challenges you know you need to make better decisions in order to keep up with the play. Also, you want to be […]

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Five Ways To Save Time While Growing Your Building Business

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“Is it possible to grow my business and still have free time?” I’m often asked this from new coaching clients. My answer is always “Yes!” But, you must overcome ‘the time trap’ – thinking that time is its own master and can’t be managed. Time is like a bank that credits your account daily with […]

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