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The Family Owned Business: Rewriting the Old Rules

The Family Owned Business: Rewriting the Old Rules

We are constantly meeting new members who operate a  family owned business. This presents a unique management scenario. If business is slow, are family dinners…

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Want to Make More $$: Offer Financing to Your Customers!

Want to Make More $$: Offer Financing to Your Customers!

Up to 75 percent of home improvement projects, over $2,500, are financed. Over 50 percent of home improvements, of $5,000 or more, are financed. What…

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How to Hire the Right Employees the First Time

How to Hire the Right Employees the First Time

As an executive, hiring the right people at the right time, could make or break your business. People (meaning employees) are the greatest asset your…

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Five Ways to Build Job Safety Into Your Company Culture

Five Ways to Build Job Safety Into Your Company Culture

According to the National Safety Council, “in 2011, ladders were the source of 5,280 nonfatal, occupational injuries and illnesses, involving days away from work in…

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Make More Money…with Happy Employees!

Make More Money…with Happy Employees!

There’s a wise, old adage for business at home that says, “If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” Turns out, same rules apply for your…

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11 Fundamental Rules for Sales Success Pt. 1

11 Fundamental Rules for Sales Success Pt. 1

In the sales profession, just like any other profession, there are the Good, the Better and the Best types of salespeople. What’s the “Sales Success”…

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3 Benefits of a New Roof Replacement

3 Benefits of a New Roof Replacement

Make Your Roof Replacement Project a Successful Investment The majority of homeowners today see few benefits to a roof replacement and they really don’t want…

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6 Traits of a Father’s Job Description

6 Traits of a Father’s Job Description

Fathers Day is a Time of Reflection and Self Evaluation As Father’s Day comes and goes for another year, like most fathers, I take time…

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The New Rules for Contractor Sales Success

The New Rules for Contractor Sales Success

As a professional salesperson working for a certified contractor in today’s new economy, this is vitally important concept to understand. You see, in today’s “buyers”…

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What Did You Expect – You’re Selling for a Certified Contractor

What Did You Expect – You’re Selling for a Certified Contractor

 The Secret to Becoming a Highly Paid Salesman Great, you just got hired as a salesman for the top Certified Replacement Contractor in your area….

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How to Compare Your 3 Estimates: “Apples to Apples”

How to Compare Your 3 Estimates: “Apples to Apples”

By Jim Hicks, Owner of Jim Hicks Home Improvement It’s simple to compare apples to apples with some products. For example, the same Toyota Camry,…

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HyperCloud File Storage for Certified Contractors

HyperCloud File Storage for Certified Contractors

Egnyte Provides Cloud Server Options for Certified Contractors Certified contractors as your business grows so does your company database and the number of employees that…

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The Perils Of Hiring The Wrong Roofing Contractor

The Perils Of Hiring The Wrong Roofing Contractor

Do Not Hire the Wrong Contractor – Hire a Certified Contractor We all have heard the stories, from family members, from the neighbors, from your…

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Contractors Break the Habit of Excuses and Denial

Contractors Break the Habit of Excuses and Denial

Successful Certified Contractors Break the Habit of Excuses and Denial You just attended your organizations big conference, where you spent three days networking with other…

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Asphalt Shingles Your Best Choice for Roofing?
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Asphalt Shingles Your Best Choice for Roofing?

Asphalt Shingles are the Most Common Roofing Material Installed on Most Homes   Certified Contractor Network member contractors have found that when it comes to replacing…

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“The wheel for successful remodeling businesses has already been invented. There’s multiple spokes that you have to find to create your own wheel for your company and that’s what CCN does.”

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

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…

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Case Study: Contractor finds Balance, Increases Revenue by 170%

Case Study: Contractor finds Balance, Increases Revenue by 170%

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…

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

Case Study: 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…

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