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Thanks for the invite +Todd Vendituoli !
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I'm sure you can provide some valuable insights Darren.
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The state of contractor marketing: It’s September 2014 and summer is just about behind us. I hope you’ve had a very productive season and you are on your way to a fantastic year both personally and professionally. If you’ve been watching the news you know the construction industry has recovered nicely, to the point that you probably struggled a bit finding good help as construction hiring was on fire. Read the rest...http://darrenslaughter.com/the-state-of-contractor-marketing/
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Great article +Darren Slaughter - another "must read" for contractors.
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So...just when you thought overseas manufacturing was gutting America, these companies figured out a way to screw you even more. They enjoy the protection and benefits of a stable, democratic country with a strong defense and the rule of law, yet they hide in the murky shadows of corporate finance and misdirection.

The kicker for me if fucking GM. You took $50 billion of my money and only paid back $40, then shucked and jived your way around giving the American people crappy cars that killed them. Big business is just broken.   #GM   #taxes  #inversion #fortune500  
These 20 S&P 500 companies reported effective tax rates of 0% or lower in the second calendar quarter, despite reporting a profit during the period.
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One of the new catch words or catchphrases I get asked all the time is are our websites responsive. And the answer has been yes, in fact all of the websites for the last three have been responsive.
Not sure what responsive means?

Responsive means your website will look great on an iPhone or Android or an iPad or some type of other tablet as well as on a traditional desktop or laptop.

Your website needs to do this…

What I often find during one of my website reviews is that the site isn’t cross-browser compatible. And right about now you are saying to yourself, “what the hell is that”?

Cross browser compatibility means that the site looks good in the Firefox browser, that it looks the same in the Chrome browser and that it looks the same in Internet Explorer and Safari. Now, a lot of times we have to take IE a few steps further since there are so many iterations of the browser still on so many computers.

Point is, you have to make sure that your website works across all the different devices AND browser platforms. This means making sure your site looks the same and interacts the same across all of the popular browsers.

It also means making sure your contact form functions properly, confirming your videos show correctly and don’t need some special plugin to run on a particular flavor of browser and that generally your website provides the same user experience to all users as it does on a desktop.
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I want to start off this post with a story about my dad. My Dad came from a little village in Abruzzo Italy during World War II. In Italy he apprenticed for an ornamental ironsmith and was taught how to craft some of the most beautiful railings, chandeliers, candelabras and other ornamental iron work you could imagine. He was good at his job and had the scars to prove it (he lost his index finger on a 2,000 pound cold press machine). Read the rest...http://darrenslaughter.com/contractor-website-ideas-hire-site/
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Title this image...Here's mine: Now, you are going to go upstairs and clean up your office, and we aren't going to talk about brining manufacturing back to the US again, understand Tim? #apple  
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LiverMint's new digital handout. Blogging for contractors. Can't dive deeper into a niche then that! Visit livermint.com for more info if you need to start blogging. 
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Do You Still Advertise In The Yellow Pages? Is There Still Value? Read more...http://darrenslaughter.com/still-advertising-value-yellow-pages/
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How to use paid media for content marketing by +Micaela Baral 
(including dos and don'ts!)

When used wisely, paid media can be an excellent opportunity for your business.

Find out how to fuel up your content marketing with paid ads: http://bit.ly/paidads4cm 

P.S. The quote belongs to either Henry Ford or Thomas Jefferson, but no one knows for sure :) 

#paidmedia   #contentmarketing  
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I hope you and yours had a spectacular 4th of July with lots of fireworks and barbecues. It’s Monday morning and time to strap on the tool belt and hunker down for another hard week. Before you do, I want you to play a little math game with me that I use with clients before your proposal or estimate.  http://darrenslaughter.com/contractor-marketing-plan-must-sell-monthly-capacity-else/
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