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Social media for contractors

Choosing the Right Social Media Platforms: B2B Contractors

Every contractor’s business is different, so a one-size-fits-all social media strategy simply doesn’t exist. When it comes to social media for contractors, though, we can sort through which platforms are and aren’t beneficial to your business. In this three-part series, we’ll explore eight different social media platforms and how they might work for your business. […]

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Firing an employee

How to Fire an Employee: Advice from 7 Successful Contractors

Unless you’re a specific kind of person, firing an employee is never fun. It’s hard to let someone go, even if they’re damaging your business by mucking up jobs, being late, or lowering your crew’s morale. Most of us dread firing an employee, even if we know it’s for the best. There’s one solution to […]

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Capizzi Home Improvement

Case Study: Thomas Capizzi Talks Networking, Bookkeeping, and More

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 dominates the local market in Cape Cod, MA. He […]

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Contractor finds Balance, Increases Revenue by 170% [Case Study]

Contract Exteriors, a South Carolina-based new construction and remodeling company, was founded in 2009. In the four years before Contract Exteriors joined CCN, CEO Randy Hann was feeling alone. His company was successful, but he wanted to grow, flourish, and ensure his bright future in a competitive market. Who could he turn to for advice? […]

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Adam Carolla

Adam Carolla Talks Bad Contractors, Getting Referrals, and the Importance of Cleaning Up the Job Site

Adam Carolla is best-known as the co-host of Loveline, the co-host of The Man Show, and the host of his record-breaking podcast, The Adam Carolla Show-– but he’s a seasoned builder, too. Before he entered show business, Adam worked in the construction industry for a decade. Adam is a skilled carpenter, and along with his […]

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Certified Contractors Network Conference

6 Valuable Things You’re Guaranteed to See at Our Fall Conference

Imagine you’re a fly on the wall at the most valuable contractor training conference of the year. Just like Ebenezer Scrooge and the Ghost of Christmas Present, wheeling around London on Christmas Eve (but without the festive occasion, past misdeeds, and miserly attitude), you’re the perfect observer. We already explored what you’ll learn at our […]

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Contractor associations

CCN: Not a Contractor Association

People often mistake CCN for a contractor association. Sure, we work with a huge variety of contractors all over the country and we’re invested in their education, professionalism, and success. We associate with contractors. We work hard for contractors. We’ve worked hard to build a network of contractors who support one another, share wisdom with […]

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