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In the third and final part of our choosing the right social media platform for contractors series, we step into the world of home services contractors. We previously covered social media for B2B and replacement contractors, so if those descriptions better apply to you, you might find those posts he...

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If you’ve been reading this blog, you might remember an article I wrote for CCN in December called “3 New Harsh Realities of Google Search for Remodelers.” In that post, I talked about a few different shake-ups in the search engine results pages (SERPs): Google’s local listing “7-pack” turning into...

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In an Industry with a High Failure Rate, More Contractors Should Take Notes from McDonald’s Managers For a struggling business owner, having access to a contractor consultant can make all the difference in the world. Thomas Capizzi, Jr., serves as president of Capizzi Home Improvement, which dominat...

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Networking is one of the core pieces of a successful business. The construction industry demands that you network with the right people. One major benefit of being a member of Certified Contractors Network is meeting new vendors at our events. Now, keep in mind, these aren’t just any old vendors off...

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Charlie Frattini is a TV personality, survivalist and 31 year veteran of the construction industry. Charlie starred in A&E’s Sell This House: Extreme, where he provided hands-on construction work for the show’s projects. The show’s tight schedule required Charlie and a small team of other contra...

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I took the plunge and started my own company, Contract Exteriors, back in 2009. I was the lone sales rep in the beginning, but knew that I couldn’t continue to do it by myself if I wanted to grow that side of the business. We are a new construction focused business and I understood we needed to lear...

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Often times, contractors are too busy to truly network with other industry professionals. Being busy is a great problem to have, but not being able to network creates a new problem: not growing. If you’re not growing you’re not going anywhere. The best part of business networking is being able to sp...

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As a business owner, time is your most precious commodity. That’s why at Certified Contractors Network, we teach contractors to work smarter, not harder. One of the most effective ways of doing so? Networking. Certified Contractors Network networking Value of Networking As a business owner, networki...

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The truth is, there is no magic pill that will instantly make you smarter, more business savvy, or more handsome. We wish. But we have found this: a successful contracting business must be well connected, well informed, and willing to learn from the experience of the other. Contractors Network, Netw...

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