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~ WHAT'S NEW AT CONTRACTORRESOURCE.COM
~ DATABASE SCORECARD
~ PARTNERS CORNER
~ FEATURED ARTICLES
* Save taxes this year!!
* 12 Deadly Sins Contractors Commit With Their Business!
~ MICK'S TECH TIP
* Site Creation - We've got the plans ... Let 'er rip!!!
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We've FINALLY finished the "Resources" section of our Web site. Hand-selected industry
links, free on-line business forms, interesting articles....its all there. Take a look at the
following address and let us know what you think.
CRDesign has been busy this month. Take a look at a couple of the web sites we've
completed this month...
If you'd like more information on how we can help your business send us an email at
Congratulations to the members below!! They each won a FREE enhanced database listing by
participating in last month's "What's On Your Mind" program.
Terry Peugh - Home Time Inc.
Otto Geyer - Halstead Communications
Kurt Wiesenbach - Leewens Corporation
Fred W. Adams - Adams Home Improvements
Steve Sargent - Keltron Corporation
If you would like to let us know what you think about Contractor Resource and "The
Nailbag" send an email message to -> firstname.lastname@example.org
Maybe you can be part of our next group of winners.
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Contractor Resource has created the most extensive database of building industry
professionals on the internet. As of 12/12/01 our database was home to ...
-- contractors: 1,057,159
-- suppliers: 234,925
-- manufacturers: 4,654
Visit our Web site and make sure that your company is listed.
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VISIT ONLINE -> www.ContractorResource.com/partners/dynafloor
DYNAFLOOR SYSTEMS INC is a leading manufacturer and installer of epoxy floors for
industrial facilities. The Company is able to repair any concrete problem from resurfacing an
entire facility, to repairing worn expansion joints. DynaFloor services the eastern half of the
U.S. and are expanding west.
DynaFloor Systems is a turnkey operation. The Company's professional sales staff and
installers guide clients through each phase of a project. The Company installs millions of
square feet each year and have references available from any industry (food, paper, rubber,
steel, auto, hospitals, etc.).
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Michael Stone is the author of the best selling book "Markup and Profit; A Contractorís
Guide", published by Craftsman Book Co. To purchase the book online visit our site at
Michael is a graduate of Eastern Oregon State College, with emphasis on Construction
Business Management and Computer Science. He has over 40 years in the construction
industry, and is a Certified Arbitrator for the National Better Business Bureau.
Michael has spoken at national, regional and state conventions on construction business
management, use of computers in construction, estimating and sales. Since 1980, he has
conducted one and two-day business management seminars in over 180 major US and
Canadian cities, for over 17,000 businessmen and women involved in a construction related
Check back next month to read, "Improper Markup and use of Margins", the first installment
in Michael Stone's six part series on "Contractor Liability" exclusively available through "The
Nailbag" and at http://www.contractorresource.com.
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Save Taxes This Year !!!
by Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C.
By the time you read this, filing your income taxes is probably the farthest thing from your
mind. A more immediate concern is probably paying for all your Christmas purchases!
However, itís not too early to begin preparing for your 2001 and even 2002 income tax returns.,
to read the rest of this article visit the link below.
12 Deadly Sins Contractors Commit With Their Business!
by Hanry Goudreau of HG Associates
Which of these Deadly Sins do you commit with your business on a regular basis? This is a
three-part article and in this issue I will cover the first Four of the Twelve Deadly Sins. The
remainder will come to you in two more articles over the next couple of issues. Make certain
you check this magazine for the next two months to discover all twelve.
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FREE SUBSCRIPTION -> www.ContractorResource.com/partners/csn
Construction Site News is a free publication targeted at contractors that work with compact
equipment and provides up-to-date informationon the newest pieces of equipment; job-site
stories that show how problems are solved, how equipment is used and how projects are
completed; rental industry trends and tips on renting right; information on using light equipment
for a variety of applications; and ways to effectively run a business, manage employees and
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VISIT ONLINE -> www.ContractorResource.com/partners/natcon
NationalContractors.com mission is to provide an information exchange on the internet that
puts project owners in touch with quality contractors. National Contractors.com is setting the
standard on the internet by providing quality services to both project owners and contractors.
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Site Creation - We've got the plans ... Let 'er rip!!!
Hopefully at this point, youíve spent some time mapping out
exactly what you want your web site to accomplish, either on
your own or with the help of a web designer. The only thing
left to do is to make it happen... but how. To read more visit
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2002 National Electric Code - $54.00
The entire electrical industry relies on the NEC for the most up-to-date information, and
electrical professionals are expected to know it well, even if it has not yet been adopted by
their local or state jurisdictions.
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Estimating with Microsoft Excel - $49.95
You'll learn how to use the magic of Excel in creating detail sheets, cost breakdown
summaries, and linking. You'll put this all to use in estimating concrete, rebar, permit fees, and
roofing. Includes CD ROM.
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