Allie Perez   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, creating a unified organization that can communicate and help Read more   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 ( Her interesting viewpoints on the trades can be found on her blog at She also is Read more

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 with a service company or product, where do you turn Read more

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 Networking International) have existed for decades and focus their efforts Read more

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