Challenges Facing Construction Subcontractors
Despite having weathered the storm during the Great Recession, the construction industry is still facing challenges. The good thing is we're moving forward as an industry.
Navigating the Construction Industry in 2019
As the construction industry meets the needs of our changing society, it's essential that we not only work together but that we support each other in a manner that helps our whole industry move forward. Here are a few ways we can improve our industry and help all of us find success.
Ways to Bid with Confidence
Construction professionals, more often or not, approach project bidding by offering the lowest possible cost for the job needing to be completed. In recent years, the bidding process has become more involved with multilayered projects and projects with multiple variables. This can leave contractors frustrated as they try to position themselves to win construction bids in such a competitive market.
Small Construction Company Challenges and Pain Points
Being a contractor sometimes makes you feel like you are stuck between a rock and a hard place. You are continually managing expectations, and you have to make it all OK. Oh, and on top of that, stay in business and make a little profit.
6 Reasons Why Construction Project Managers Need Scope Technologies
We've seen the use of technology growing in all aspects of modern life, so it comes as no surprise that project management tools are one of the hottest things to assist PM’s in many areas of their day-to-day work.
Three Way To Supercharge Your Constuction Business Now
The weather is warming up and the busy construction season is about to begin. Like many in the industry, you may have plans and projects piled on your desk, a phone ringing off the hook, and a team that is hanging over your desk waiting to get started. After the slow Winter and Spring season, it can be difficult to get back on track.
The Daunting Task of Introducing Technology (and How Your Team Can Conquer It)
Never hand your team new technology and expect them to just "figure it out." People come to your team with varying levels of technological know-how. Have a point person that understands how to use the software and encourage everyone else to ask questions, and learn at their own rate. Also let them know that mistakes happen and as you're all learning, that's okay.
Life is a Series of Measurements
Our life is a series of measurements. Our ability to learn and retain knowledge is measured in school. We measure the amount of medication we take, how much our kids have grown and how much we've advanced in our career since we started. Accurate measurements are also crucial when getting off on the right foot with projects. Not only will proper measurements help you get your numbers down, but they will also assist with timing, planning, and know just how many people you'll need. Measuring is a way of life.
6 Strategies for Selling to Women & Couples
It is well known that men and women have different shopping strategies, different ways of communicating and place emphasis on different things in relationships. In fact, it turns out that these vast gender differences are science based and men’s and women's brains are actually wired differently – research shows there are more than 200 differences between the male and female brain. For those of us in the sales industry, this is worth paying attention to, especially when the latest from Forbes tells us that women account for at least 87% of all financial decisions. Even in industries like construction and roofing, to compete in your industry, you must be able to connect to your female buyers. The following 6 strategies will help you succeed in both verbal and nonverbal communications when selling to women and couples.
6 Closing Statements To Seal The Deal
A surefire way to improve your sales technique is to focus on your closing statements - using the right words is an easy way to positively impact the final decision. The final few sentences you use at the end of a sale are key to turning a prospect into a client. Using a strong closing statement is the most important part of sales. Practice different closing statements to find the one that feels authentic to your business and sales style.
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