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Contractor Website Best Practices

An excellent website is no longer an option for any type of construction, remodeling, or trade contracting firm. Fact is, website excellence is now a requirement for business success. The good news is achieving website excellence is attainable for even small construction firms, along with the broader requirement of implementing a complete digital marketing program that drives sales leads, and…
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5 Ways To Give High Fives To Remote Employees

Written by Carla Corban Kath, Director of Customer Success Strategy at Staffbase Recognition drives results. And it doesn’t cost much either. A simple thank you or an authentic show of appreciation is an invaluable attribute for any company looking to connect with its workforce and reinforce a culture of gratitude. But in many industries, leaders struggle to show appreciation for…
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Eco-Friendly Construction Practices

Eco-Friendly Construction Practices That Could Save the World

Looking at the great natural disasters of 2017, it’s clear we all need to do our part to preserve the planet. Construction businesses are in a great position to contribute to conservation efforts, so why not take on that responsibility? You’ll not only gain a positive reputation, you’ll help the planet and well-being of its inhabitants (i.e. us). Why Should…
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7 Lead Generation Tips

7 Lead Generation Tips for Your Construction Business

Leads are essential to any construction company. WIthout new work, there’s no way to keep the business going. The right practices can help you increase the volume of leads you collect. Ensure your business’ stability by employing any of the following lead generation tips below. Look at Your Network Improving your overall network can mean new leads. Networking groups, conferences,…
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CMA 2018 Outlook Webcast

Construction Marketing Association Announces 2018 Outlook Webcast

The construction world is constantly changing and it’s important to keep up.This is why we would like to invite you to an upcoming webcast designed to teach you best practices, identify trends, and discuss what’s next for the construction-marketing world. Each year the Construction Marketing Association presents its predictions and strategies for the upcoming year and would like to invite…
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Email Marketing Tips for Construction

Top Strategies for Winning the Email Marketing Game

Remember that time people said “[X] will be the death of email”? Well, they were somewhat wrong. While email continues to chug along at a consistent pace, technology has gotten smarter, spam filters have gotten more stringent, and it’s up to us as construction marketers to improve their strategies. We’ve discussed these strategies in relative detail over the past few…
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SEO for Construction

SEO Stats for Construction Firms

It was a proud moment to see fellow construction marketers agreeing earlier this year that SEO is a top priority. 73.1% of those surveyed in our 2017 Construction Marketing Outlook survey said they planned to increase spend on search engine optimization (SEO). Further, 0% said they planned to decrease SEO expenses! Clearly, construction marketers are aware that SEO cannot be…
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what you need to build a successful construction business

Addressing the Most Painful Time Drains in Contractor Accounting

Author’s Note: The Original Version of this blog, titled Three Financial Time Drains for Trade Contractors, comes from our friends at rinehimerbaker, llc, a provider of outsourced accounting services and accounting software consulting for trade contractors and construction firms in Florida and throughout the Southeastern United States. Trade contractors operate in a competitive, often low-margin environment in which it’s service-first….
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blogging best practices for construction webcast

Upcoming ‘Blogging Best Practices’ Webcast

On Thursday March 16, 2017 at 1 PM CST, the Construction Marketing Association (CMA) will offer a free webcast – Blogging Best Practices – with a focus on the A/E/C industry (architectural, engineering, and construction). “Content marketing is the hottest topic in marketing, and blogging can be the engine behind content marketing,” states CMA Chairman Neil M. Brown. “The webcast will…
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5 Marketing Principles for your Construction Firm

Choosing a construction firm, be it a large corporation or a private residence owner, is a very important decision. It needs time, research and careful consideration from the client’s part. Therefore, construction firms need to make all relevant information available to potential customers. They need to anticipate customer questions and needs. A well-planned marketing strategy will not only help your…
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