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  • Allie Hard Hat

    The skilled labor shortage v2.0

      Why can’t we figure out a way to all get on the same page and have a good honest constructive communication about the skilled labor shortage in the trades, asks Hub contributor, Allie Perez. In her opinion, it starts with marketing and then, perhaps, …

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  • Allie Hard Hat

    A call to action: recruitment of skilled labor to the trades

      Hub Friend Allie Perez gives a unique spin on recruitment of skilled labor in the trades. Check what she has to “say.” Allie Perez is director of operations, Mr. Plumber / Mr. AC, San Antonio (http://www.mrplumbersa.com). Her interesting viewpoints on the trades can be …

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  • Allie Hard Hat

    Online reviews: Why you NEED to care

    Reviews matter. Admit it, you’ve pursued a lead for a business or service from a friend or family member before conducting your own blind search. Most people have and will continue to do so. However, when people in your life may not have personal experience …

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  • Allie Hard Hat

    Why is contractor networking so important?

    For contractors, finding time to tear ourselves away from our businesses can feel like an impossible undertaking. Chances are, you’re already networking and don’t even realize it. Networking is crucial to ensuring business growth. • Networking Groups — Marketing or networking groups, like BNI (Business …

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    A Plumber’s Pipeline for the Future

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  • Allie Hard Hat

    Service agreements: the business life preserver

    Service Agreements (not contracts, “contract” is a dirty word) have been around about as long as service calls. Viewed as an insurance-type agreement where the customer receives bonuses or perks due to their commitment to your company. Businesses offer an array of services for those …

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  • Allie Hard Hat

    Professional service calls: Creating a system for success

    Whether you’re a one-person operation or have several hundred employees, professionalism is key to a successful contracting business. Your highest revenue stream should be generated from repeat and referral customers. A bad review travels fast, while contractors actually have to work at acquiring good reviews, …

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  • Allie Hard Hat

    Attention manufacturers: Our problem is your problem

    If you’re a loyal mechanical-hub.com blog reader, you will notice a common thread among all of the bloggers—we advocate for bringing more people to the trades. As tradespeople and business owners, we experience daily the skilled worker drought amongst the job pool. For every four …

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  • Allie Hard Hat

    Contractors in pop culture

    It’s no secret that the trades are desperate for skilled workers. Part of the problem in recruiting young people to the trades lies in the manner in which tradespeople are perceived. A select few have made it their mission to update the perception of tradespeople. …

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  • Allie Hard Hat

    5 steps to operating a construction trade business

    Operating a business isn’t easy and if it was, everyone would be doing it. We select, crazy few who chose to operate a construction business need to have a few processes and systems in place to ensure success. I’ve outlined the most important five steps …

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