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Category Archive for: ‘Hub 5 Spot’

  • Goodbye

    Blockbuster and the 5 Things Heating Gone Away

    Blockbuster Video is dead. We heard the news last week that the movie rental company, which is owned Dish Network, is closing its remaining 300 stores. The reason, as you might suspect, is that almost no one wants to go out and physically pick up …

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  • Contractor Site

    Modern Tools You Should Get Used To

    Let’s face it, a lot has changed since you first hung your shingle and landed that first big job. Depending on your experience in this business you might not have even been using a cell phone back then but today it has become as essential …

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  • Workers Comp Insurance1

    America’s Skilled Trades Dilemma

    For the last three years, according to ManpowerGroup, the hardest segment of the workforce for employers to staff with skilled talent hasn’t been registered nurses or engineers or even web developers. It’s been the skilled trades – the welders, electricians, machinists, etc. that are so …

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  • John Mesenbrink

    Lead Free or Die: 5 issues facing contractors

    By John Mesenbrink Okay, I admit, the headline is a wee-bit dramatic, but I hope to bring it all full circle. Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in discussion with the “Get the Lead Out Plumbing Consortium” as they talked about the impact of …

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  • Facebook 5 Spot

    5 Things you won’t catch me doing on Facebook

    I see it all the time, you probably do too. What I see are business professionals making mistakes for the world to see on Facebook.  Do they know they’re doing it? For someone new to Facebook, these mistakes may seem harmless, so I’m here to …

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