Best Practices http://contractormag.com/taxonomy/term/6636/more en How to spend less on marketing to get more customers http://contractormag.com/best-practices/how-spend-less-marketing-get-more-customers <div class="node-body article-body">What if you could build a predictable, simple-to-implement formula that allowed you to market to customers in a way that often costs less and yet is more effective? </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/best-practices/how-spend-less-marketing-get-more-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/best-practices/how-spend-less-marketing-get-more-customers#comments Best Practices Registered User Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:37:00 +0000 433681 at http://contractormag.com The Millennials are coming, the Millennials are coming! http://contractormag.com/best-practices/millennials-are-coming-millennials-are-coming <div class="node-body article-body">In the case of the Millennials, 80 million of them are coming. 80 million! It’s the largest single generational block of human beings to ever hit the United States of America. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/best-practices/millennials-are-coming-millennials-are-coming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/best-practices/millennials-are-coming-millennials-are-coming#comments Best Practices Registered User Mon, 09 Jan 2017 22:54:00 +0000 432691 at http://contractormag.com Secret 'mind control' strategy to get more repeat business http://contractormag.com/best-practices/secret-mind-control-strategy-get-more-repeat-business <div class="node-body article-body">Repeat business is the golden ticket in contracting businesses — it’s more profitable and takes far less effort than selling to new prospects. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/best-practices/secret-mind-control-strategy-get-more-repeat-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/best-practices/secret-mind-control-strategy-get-more-repeat-business#comments Best Practices Registered User Mon, 09 Jan 2017 22:27:00 +0000 432661 at http://contractormag.com Benefits of value engineering http://contractormag.com/best-practices/benefits-value-engineering <div class="field-deck"> The Value Matrix </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Value engineering is simply a systematic approach to finding a way to accomplish a given goal or task while either reducing costs, if possible, without jeopardizing the quality or increasing the quality without increasing the cost. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/best-practices/benefits-value-engineering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/best-practices/benefits-value-engineering#comments Best Practices Registered User Tue, 08 Nov 2016 20:16:00 +0000 430131 at http://contractormag.com The Profit of Service http://contractormag.com/best-practices/profit-service <div class="node-body article-body">When you increase how much money you make, you grow your bank account, re-invest in your business, pay your employees more, and bring home more money in your own pocket. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/best-practices/profit-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/best-practices/profit-service#comments Best Practices Registered User Tue, 08 Nov 2016 19:10:00 +0000 430111 at http://contractormag.com You’re hiring the wrong guy http://contractormag.com/best-practices/you-re-hiring-wrong-guy <div class="node-body article-body">Yes, your brother-in-law’s second cousin’s sister’s kid says he’s a plumber and desperately needs a job, but why is that your company’s problem? </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/best-practices/you-re-hiring-wrong-guy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/best-practices/you-re-hiring-wrong-guy#comments Best Practices Registered User Thu, 13 Oct 2016 19:25:00 +0000 428531 at http://contractormag.com Wavebreak Media/Thinkstock Why Millennials are important for the future of your business http://contractormag.com/best-practices/why-millennials-are-important-future-your-business <div class="field-deck"> Top 5 myths (and truths) about Millennials </div> <div class="node-body article-body">According to U.S. Census Bureau Statistics, Millennials are characterized as the largest of the four generational groups, representing 80 million people. This group will shape the job market for the next three decades.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/best-practices/why-millennials-are-important-future-your-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/best-practices/why-millennials-are-important-future-your-business#comments Best Practices Registered User Thu, 13 Oct 2016 18:43:00 +0000 428511 at http://contractormag.com Does your business have alignment issues? http://contractormag.com/best-practices/does-your-business-have-alignment-issues <div class="node-body article-body">Alignment happens when all of your team is moving in the same direction: instead of just showing up for work, they are excited about performing at their very best for a shared goal, objective, or target. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/best-practices/does-your-business-have-alignment-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/best-practices/does-your-business-have-alignment-issues#comments Best Practices Registered User Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:30:00 +0000 428431 at http://contractormag.com Mike Agugliaro to speak at Success Summit http://contractormag.com/best-practices/mike-agugliaro-speak-success-summit <div class="field-deck"> Business owner and service business coach to share his strategies for building a $28 million home service business. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Founder of CEO Warrior and co-owner of $28 million dollar residential service business, Gold Medal Service, Mike Agugliaro, will attend and present at this year’s Success Summit.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/best-practices/mike-agugliaro-speak-success-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/best-practices/mike-agugliaro-speak-success-summit#comments Best Practices Wed, 07 Sep 2016 14:59:00 +0000 426581 at http://contractormag.com McKinstry, partners win grant to research and distribute safety innovations http://contractormag.com/best-practices/mckinstry-partners-win-grant-research-and-distribute-safety-innovations <div class="field-deck"> Grant team will break new ground for safety within mechanical contracting field. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">McKinstry is teaming up with university and industry partners to bring exemplary safety to one of America’s most dangerous industries.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/best-practices/mckinstry-partners-win-grant-research-and-distribute-safety-innovations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/best-practices/mckinstry-partners-win-grant-research-and-distribute-safety-innovations#comments Best Practices Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:58:00 +0000 425861 at http://contractormag.com