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Need to make more money?

Customer Shaking Hands With Builder On Site

One of the common reasons builders start their own business is because they want to make more money than they do on the tools. However, while many may make more than they did on the tools (double in many cases), they often spend much more time doing so. Making significant money in building means understanding […]

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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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