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How To Effectively Recruit Skilled Builders

Recruiting Skilled Builders

Because it’s tough finding tradespeople you may be tempted to take on new employees too quickly. You wouldn’t pour a foundation without first knowing what is below the ground! So you probably shouldn’t employ a new team member without first checking their suitability. In this article I outline 4 key safeguards against hasty recruiting. In […]

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Use The Post It Note Method To Design Your Business Systems

team doesn't do things the way I do things

I often have builders who tell me that their team members just don’t do things the way they do. It’s disconcerting for them because it threatens the reputation they have built up over the years. Further it prevents them growing a team that can work without the being there to oversee every action.   “Why […]

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How Dash-boarding Keeps You Sane

Dash boarding for builders

Recently one of my clients went through a period where he was making no sales – month after month after month – apart from the odd little job. It was rather alarming – to say the least – not helped at by all the recommendations for intervention from “helpful friends and acquaintances.” I have to […]

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Here’s How a Builder Can Blog In Just a Few Minutes

how can a builder blog

So you have a blog tab on your website, and you keep meaning to produce articles. But you don’t know where to start creating content that will captivate your readers and get your phone ringing with great prospects? No matter how much time you spend chewing the end off your pencil – struggling to pull […]

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Are You Quoting To Make Money?

Quoting for builders

I’ve been coaching builders for a number of years now and quoting seems to be one of the biggest frustrations builders face. And that sucks because quoting is so important.. Quoting a straightforward new home is reasonably easy. But it’s the renovations, larger builds and architecturally designed homes that are challenging. That’s because the unique […]

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