Six Reasons Why a Construction Company Should Invest in LinkedIn

LinkedIn represents an essential professional network for construction companies. Often considered as nothing more than an online recruitment platform or resume database, LinkedIn can actually become a powerful tool when incorporated into your online marketing strategy. Rich with a multitude of features dedicated to businesses, it is the ideal place to enhance your brand and grow your business.

LinkedIn

If your construction company is not yet on LinkedIn due to a lack of time or conviction, here are six facts that should convince you to use LinkedIn as a leverage to increase your business opportunities.

1. 414 million LinkedIn users throughout the world

LinkedIn is the largest professional social network with 414 million members, including 107 million in the USA.…

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Mis-sold a PPI Policy? Rush To Claim What’s Yours – It’s Your Money!

Sometimes the technicalities that take place within the banking sector are quite long winded and sometimes could be very tiring so that you lose interest in the whole thing. This also holds true when it comes to claiming on your insurance, such as getting mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI) refund.

Getting mis-sold PPI refund

When you have a PPI policy, chances are, you’re not eligible to claim on, especially when you’re self-employed.  If that’s the case, you’re not alone.  In fact, there are at least two million people in the UK who have the same fate as yours: You’ve been mis-sold a PPI policy.  In other words, your PPI policy is useless in your circumstances.…

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When OSHA Visits: Smart Ways to Handle Your Company’s Citation

If you’ve been notified of an inspection by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), you need to respond quickly. You also need to know how to prepare your employees for any questions they may be asked by an OSHA inspector. Here’s how to handle your company’s possible citation.

OSHA inspection

Talk to Your Attorney

If your company has received notice of an OSHA inspection, you should consult with an attorney right away. Your lawyer will help you gather the information you need to prepare for the investigation.

Greeting the Inspector

The inspector will arrive at the company and present his or her credentials.…

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Cyberbullying Insurance: How To Get It…Maybe

Sometime last year, statisticians informed the world that 1 out of every 5 people has suffered a bout of online harassment. An insurance company took note – and now “cyberbullying insurance” is a thing.

Cyberbullying victim

Digital Age Woes Lead To New Insurance Possibilities

In these, our digital days, online harassment and Internet defamation can cause titanic-sized problems – for both individuals and businesses. Recognizing the 21st-century hardship, international insurance conglomerate, Chubb, developed a unique – and, of course, potentially profitable – way to mitigate the cost of these complications: “cyberbullying insurance.”

Till now, insurers have offered little in the way of online harassment coverage.…

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Election Season Law: The Offline and Online Legal Threats of Donald Trump

As you certainly know, real estate mogul turned reality star, Donald Trump, is running for president. And though the “fire-happy” billionaire is a hit amongst some people, not everyone is enamored by his personality – including Fox News, an anti-tax initiative and an online e-tailer.

Donald Trump, Presidential Campaign 2016

But in true Donald fashion, he is not taking the criticism quietly. Instead, he’s lashing back via Twitter and threatening lawsuits.

Is the presidential hopeful on the right side of his current feuds? Or are his legal assertions just political theatrics?

Fox News Faux Pas Elicits FCC Demand From Trump

Perhaps unexpectedly, one of Trump’s main rivals is Fox Newser, Rich Lowry.…

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Why You Need a Company Blog

Running a company blog can take up a significant amount of time. As a result, many small business CEOs are reluctant to start one. However, a company blog can reap long-term benefits for your business, particularly in terms of web traffic, viable leads, and brand reputation.

company blog

According to one survey, businesses with a company blog get 55% more traffic and 70% more leads than those that don’t. Here are the reasons why you should seriously consider starting a company blog.

  • A business blog is a hallmark of authority and quality. It demonstrates that your company is run by knowledgeable people, who have a deep understanding of their industry.
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Enhancing Workforce Performance Through Reliable Mobility Usage

Enhancing Workforce Performance through Reliable Mobility Usage

Business structures today are more and more compelled to encourage their workers to communicate and collaborate any time, anywhere, through the use of any connected device. The rise of the telecommunications industry and its technological advancements are increasingly turning into a foundation to enable these capabilities.

Signal boosters/mobile repeaters for reliable mobility

Your business location and your choice of phone service provider can determine whether you have a reliable signal or are struggling to make coherent phone calls. The ability to go from one bar of service up to the optimal number of bars can be the signifier of whether or not your mobility usage is contributing reliably to your business.…

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How to Attract More Customers With Visual Appeal

How to Attract More Customers With Visual Appeal

Before you can impress customers with your stellar service and  range of products, you first need to attract them enough to walk through the door. Once they’re inside, it’s vital to keep them equally interested so that they don’t turn around and walk out right away.

The design of both your exterior and interior can make an immeasurable difference in the amount of foot traffic you see and the volume of your sales. From the color scheme to the way you set up product displays, your visual appeal will help you win the favor of customers.

Here are some tips for how to improve the look of your storefront or other retail space.

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Is Your Answering Service Helping Your Business?

business virtual answering service

Call answering services can be a great, cost-effective way to enhance your customer service without taking on a full-time staff member. A phone call is likely to be your clients’ first interaction with your company, so it’s important that you choose the right service for your business.

How can you make sure your service will make your business look good? Remember that:

First impressions matter. Are the virtual receptionists answering your calls happy? Do your callers hear ring after ring before they pick up or are they greeted right away by a live person?

Call your perspective answering service several times before you sign up and you’ll see what your callers will go through when you finally forward your line.…

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College To Work – Building The Leader In You

preparing for job interviews after college

I was recently asked to help a college student prepare for interviewing, and it reminded me of how important it is to be well-prepared when looking for a job, especially transitioning out of college. In this blog post I provide several tips for the earliest leaders – those entering the professional workforce for the first time. This is your first shot at presenting yourself as a leader to your desired place of work.

Make your resume “pop” with accomplishments and leadership.

It’s very important to show all of your work experience that includes summer and seasonal jobs and internships. Organizations look for good work experience.…

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