How Many of These Customer Service Mistakes Have You Made?

Nobody is perfect. No business is, either. We all make mistakes, but when one involves a customer, you could be in for some costly consequences. If you’re guilty of these common – but detrimental – mistakes, it can impact your … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Reduce Cabin Noise in Your Vehicle

  Noise – it’s just part of the job when you work in the trades. But you don’t have to take it along for the ride. If you find yourself turning up the radio to tune out the noise in … Continue reading

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6 Time-Saving Tips for Electricians

Can you remember a moment when you had too much time on your hands? If you’re in the trades, the answer is “probably not.” When you’re putting in 10-12 hour days on the job, you sometimes need all the help … Continue reading

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Interior vs. Exterior Ladder Racks: Which one is right for your business?

As a general contractor, your ladder is something that you carry with you every day. It’s a necessary piece of equipment – one that’s durable, dependable, and probably expensive. That means your ladder is an investment, and you need to take care of … Continue reading

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Account for Summer Struggles in Your Trades Business Forecasting

  Summer is a time for relaxing, enjoying the outdoors, spending time with family…wait, you’re in the trades? Not so fast. If summer for you means endless service calls and constant stress, then read on. Adrian Steel is here to … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Keep Cool on the Job

When you work in the trades, getting fresh air is rarely a problem. But when the weather gets hot, the great outdoors might not be so great. Getting through the summer safely means you have to find ways to keep cool … Continue reading

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Top 5 Efficiency Hacks from Top Electricians

If you’re an electrical contractor you know there is never enough time in the day to finish what needs to be done. Unfortunately, cloning yourself isn’t an option either – not yet anyway. But while you can’t add more hours … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Meet the Challenges of an Aging Workforce

When it comes to the job market for skilled trades, gray is the new gold standard. The Manufacturing Institute, an affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers, reports today’s average age for a tradesperson is 56, and currently in the … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Staying Safe & Distraction Free on the Road

The statistics are staggering: In 2014, 3,179 people were killed, and 431,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. Not only that, at any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Prevent Workplace Injuries

There are a lot of benefits to working in the skilled trades. Plenty of good-paying jobs are available right after trade school, which is often more affordable that traditional college tuition. Job security is strong, the prospect for long-term employment … Continue reading

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