We’re Remodeling Our Website And Were Doing While We’re In Flight…

Years ago there was a great commercial for EDS (Electronic Data Systems) about building airplanes while they we’re flying in the sky and I think that is apropos to what we are doing as we are remodeling our website.

We’re making a big switch in the WordPress theme we’ve been using switching over to the incredibly powerful and flexible and responsive Divi Theme from Elegant Themes and after doing the basic re-design off line I decided to load the theme and continue to work on the new content while we are up and running since I have 135± blog posts to go though and review in the new design and that is going to take some time.

Divi WordPress Theme

To preview the “new look” for ParadigmProjects click here.

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It’s The Leaders Responsibility To Take Care Of His/Her People

Simon Sinek, (StartWithWhy.com and @simonsinek) British/American author and marketing consultant on taking care of your troops.

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A Great look at the Construction Industry: The Construction Chart Book: The U.S. Construction Industry and its Workers

Over the years one of the most valuable resources I’ve tapped for information in my research on the construction industry has been The Construction Chart Book: The U.S. Construction Industry and its Workers. A pdf of the 4th edition published in 2013 is available here.

The Construction Chart Book | CPWR

The fifth edition of The Construction Chart Book presents the most complete data available on all facets of the U.S. construction industry: economic, demographic, employment/income, education/training, and safety and health issues, plus much more.

 

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Belfast Business Startup Case Study

Exodus is a Northern Ireland based Digital Marketing, Advertising & Recruitment Agency and in this case study look at what they did for a new plumbing company with no track record or customer testimonials to build on.

Belfast Business Startup Case Study

THIS Startup Recipe Took My First Company from 0 to 600 Customers in 5 Months Discover the secrets of how I trained completely green, non-tech savvy individuals to drive online traffic to an offline business! Once you finish reading, let me know if you’d like to do same for yours.

If yo wold like to talk to us about providing some content and a solution like this for you contracting operation please contact us and lets have a conversation about your situation.

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It’s time to evaluate your remodeling firm’s game plan | Pro Remodeler

While Paul Winans (now a consultant and facilitator for Remodelers Advantage) wrote this article back in 2007 I think it is just as apropos if not more so today.

It’s time to evaluate your remodeling firm’s game plan

Paul Winans Contributing Editor There is an old Chinese proverb: May you live in interesting times. The premise is that when things are going well and the living is easy, one tends to learn and grow less than when times are more uncertain.

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The Hayes Bolt Chart

I am guessing that this gift of good humor comes from Hayes Bolt & Supply in San Diego, CA but I saw it appear on FaceBook and being a “Hayes” myself I had to share it here.

Hayes-bolt-chart

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How to decide if an Employee Stock Ownership Plan is right for your firm — and 5 steps to create one | Construction Dive

I’m a “fan” of employee ownership for a number of reasons and I found this article to be a good brief look at ESOPS.

How to decide if an Employee Stock Ownership Plan is right for your firm – and 5 steps to create one

Construction industry employees work hard, and the team effort it takes to bring a project to a successful close can create a bond between management and the staff. Therefore, it makes sense that owners would want to reward the workers who keep the company engine running.

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Watch People in Other Industries React Hilariously to Being Asked for Free Spec Work | Adweek

Whether to Charge for Estimates is often a touchy subject amongst contractors and while I am firmly in the “It Depends” camp for reasoning discussed elsewhere I think here is a lot of evidence for the charge case.

Watch People in Other Industries React Hilariously to Being Asked for Free Spec Work

People in other industries don’t provide their would-be clients with “spec work” for free. That would be asinine. So, why do advertising agencies continue to do it? It’s not a new question. (This Adweek story from August was just the latest assessment of a practice that goes back decades.)

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Macs are cheaper for businesses, and even IBM says so | ReCode.net

Recode (formerly Re/code) the technology news, reviews, and analysis website that Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher founded to focus on the technology of Silicon Valley says that IBM has found that Macs are cheaper for business over time.

Macs are cheaper for businesses, and even IBM says so

Big Blue says it saves hundreds per year when employees choose a Mac.

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The Future of Retirement Communities: Walkable and Urban – The New York Times

The Future of Retirement Communities: Walkable and Urban

FEW people in America walk to work. Most of us drive to the supermarket. But more older people these days are looking for a community where they can enjoy a full life without a car.

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