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10 Tips to Successfully Grow Your Business

If you are the founder a small coatings company, growing your business is forever in your thoughts. How should you seek to attract a bigger network, and ultimately sign more contracts for your services? Here are 10 effective tips for expanding your business.

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From Victim to Victor: Harness Your Professional Power

To choose to give your power away at work or to hold on to it, you must be willing to take some responsibility for things. It’s your reality. Once you realize that you own a chunk of the responsibility in any situation, you can then own your power and begin to realize the control you have.

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Stop Leaking Marketing Spend

Marketing is a fundamental part of any successful contractor’s business, but all too often potential customers are getting lost at the last yard. This means that thousands of dollars are left on the table, when there are simple fixes that could bring that customer to the finish line.

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Four Ways to Effectively Attract a Diverse Workforce

Is your team diverse? Do you invest to ensure your team reflects the needs and attitudes of your customers and clients? They need to reflect the communities your employees live, work in, and provide services to.

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How to Tell If Your Competitor’s Brand Is Better

Ever spend time thinking about your sales process and ask yourself, “Why is my competitor getting new business and I’m not?” Do you ask this more often than you’d like?

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Keys to a Successful Professional Mentorship

The key to crafting a successful relationship with a mentor is to look outside the box and identify individuals who can offer the best professional guidance.

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The 12 Factors that Build Phenomenal Leaders

When you think of leadership you are actually thinking about influence. At its core, leadership is really about the influences on the people around you and the ability to move them in certain directions to achieve certain goals or objectives.

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Dehumidification Demystified: Part 2

Picking a familiar air change rate is common among experts and those who think they are experts.

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Flying Into Chaos: Lessons of Success From a Voyager Pilot

Metaphors for breaking records abound, and patience for “limited thinking” is in short supply. So when someone who’s flown combat missions over Vietnam and broken world aviation records talks, you listen.

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Local Landmarks and Finding a Niche: Jim Stelzer

An eye catching project can be a real sense of pride for the community, and cities that don’t even put letters or logos on their tanks are missing a golden opportunity. True that it’s a little bit cheaper, but they’re missing out on advertising the quality of their city.”

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Communication Lessons From Customers

Preparedness comes by having the structure in mind that will allow your persuasive and reassuring abilities to control the situation. Maybe it was your staff, your management team, or a salesman, but the buck stops with you.

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Do You Want to Make More Sales? 5 Ways to Help

In your coatings contracting business, how long does it take for you to go from an inquiry to a serious sales presentation with the “buyer” (e.g., facility owner or general contractor)? Weeks? Months? And when the time comes, are you prepared?

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Insidious Impacts of an Employee Mis-Hire

The world’s innovators are calling for reinvention and transformation of human resources (HR) departments. Given that the majority of hiring responsibilities fall within HR and it is in most cases the entry into companies, reinventing HR must start with transforming the way leaders think about and behave when hiring.