Improve your bottom line...online contract management...and MORE!

From: ContractorResource.com (newsletter@contractorresource.com)
Date: Thu Jan 17 2002 - 01:34:06 EET


"The Nailbag" is a monthly publication of Contractor Resource Inc., a company founded by contractors to help professionals in the construction industries build and grow their businesses.
 
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~ WHAT'S NEW AT CONTRACTORRESOURCE.COM
~ DATABASE SCORECARD
~ PRODUCT OF THE MONTH
~ FEATURED ARTICLES
  * Improper Markup and Margins by Michael Stone
  * 12 Deadly Sins Contractors Commit With Their Business - Part II by Henry Goudreau
  * The Benefits Of Web-Enabled Contract Management Systems by Mark Nastasi
~ MICK'S TECH TIP
  * Web Hosting - Now that it is built, where does it live?

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WE'VE EXPANDED OUR CONTRACTOR DIRECTORY!! Contractor Resource has expanded the number of categories within our online contractor directory from 60 to more than 165. People searching our directory for a construction industry professional are now able to target their searches even better...resulting in more useful information for them and more business referrals for you!!

On a practical matter, because we greatly expanded the number of categories in our directory, we have many new, and largely empty, subcategories. (Rest assured....the "major" categories -- for example, concrete -- were largely untouched and, if your company was classified as a "concrete contractor" in the old directory, it is still classified as a "concrete contractor". Now, however, instead of one main concrete category, we have one main category and 9 sub-categories.
To update your listing visit us at the link below.

-> http://www.contractorresource.com/contractor_index.cgi
 
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Contractor Resource has created the most extensive database of building industry professionals on the internet. As of 01/14/02 our database was home to ...

-- contractors: 1,057,138
-- suppliers: 234,938
-- manufacturers: 4,662

Visit our Web site and make sure that your company is listed.

-> http://www.contractorresource.com/cgi-bin/search.cgi

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VISIT ONLINE -> http://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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Soilmoisture Equipment Corp. has announced their newest product, the Palm HardHat, an innovative, tough, protective case for Palm PDAs designed specifically for rugged use in an outdoors work, play or active sports environment. The work environment includes fieldwork of any kind where protecting the Palm and its valuable data is crucial. The play or active sports environment includes protecting the Palm and its valuable data while enjoying vacation or outdoor sports activities. The strong Hardhat has a precision-formed tough, rigid aluminum outer shell and is lined to keep the Palm well protected. It is available in a variety of anodized colors, and comes complete with a handy belt clip, secure stylus slot, convenient cable opening, and flip up latch. The HardHat can withstand a truck running over it with no damage whatever! This is the only Palm case on the market that can make that claim. If a versatile, protective, tough case is essential, a Palm HardHat is the product to buy.

Soilmoisture Equipment Corp., megan@soilmoisture.com
P.O. Box 30025, Santa Barbara, CA 93130
Voice: 805-964-3525 x 237, Fax: 805-683-2189

VISIT ONLINE -> http://www.ContractorResource.com/partners/hardhat

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Improper Markup and Margins !!!
by Michael Stone

The improper use or lack of use of a correct markup for a given construction related company will cause that company to fail at a rate 10 to 1 over all other reasons combined. Readers can prove that by simply reviewing web sites that post construction statistical information. To read the rest of this article visit the link below.

-> http://www.contractorresource.com/cgi-bin/showContent.cgi/mstone1/

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12 Deadly Sins Contractors Commit With Their Business - Part II
by Henry Goudreau

What robs 98% of the contractors from reaching their true level of success with their business? Well, last month I shared with you the first four deadly Sins and this month Iíll reveal the next four. Be prepared to discover which one or ones are slowly killing your chances of real success. To read the rest of this article visit the link below.

-> http://www.contractorresource.com/cgi-bin/showContent.cgi/dedlypt2/

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The Benefits Of Web-Enabled Contract Management Systems
by Mark Nastasi

Contracts are an important part of every organization and with the increased demands on managers, negotiators, legal departments, and employees it is very easy to mismanage contracts. For many organizations it is difficult to track timely and accurate information about their contracts. To read the rest of this article visit the link below.

-> http://www.contractorresource.com/cgi-bin/showContent.cgi/cntmgmt/

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FREE SUBSCRIPTION -> http://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 maintain equipment.

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Web Hosting - Now that it is built, where does it live?
 
Now that your web site has been built, thereís nothing left to do but sit back and wait for the business to start rolling in, right? WRONG!!! To read the rest of this article visit the address below.
 
-> http://www.contractorresource.com/cgi-bin/showContent.cgi/webhost/
  

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2002 National Construction Estimator - $47.50

Current building costs for residential, commercial, and industrial construction. Estimated prices for every common building material. Provides manhours, recommended crew, and gives the labor cost for installation. Includes a CD-ROM.
 
-> http://www.contractorresource.com/cgi-bin/store/commerce.cgi?product=estimating&keywords=&next=5

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Contractors Guide To Quickbooks Pro 2001 - $45.25

This user friendly manual walks you through QuickBooks Pro's detailed setup procedure and explains step-by-step how to create a first-rate accounting system.

-> http://www.contractorresource.com/cgi-bin/store/commerce.cgi?product=reference&keywords=&next=25

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-> http://www.contractorresource.com/referafriend.cgi

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