Posts in the ‘Marketing’ Category

7 Essential Tips to Prepare for a Laminate Shower & Tub Wall Panel Sales Call

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Have you ever been asked to prepare a speech for a group at work, or a wedding or an industry event? Did you have soooooo much anxiety you thought you’d need to borrow your Grandfathers Depends? Now imagine talking to this group (or even just talking to one person) and not feeling you’ve got your speech down cold or don’t know what the heck you’re talking about.

Can you say panic?

When you’re uncertain about what to say FEAR takes over. Who…

10 Reasons You Shouldn’t Blog on Your Remodeling or Building Site (written by a blogger)

why you shouldnt blog on your remodeling website | Innovate Building Solutions | Innovate Builders Blog | #RemodelingWebsite #Howtoblog #BloggingIdeas
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Any of you who’ve read my articles might remember 6 months ago I wrote an article titled 5 Clear-Cut Reasons You Should Blog on Your Remodeling or Home Builder Web Site (even if you hate to write). Given that – you may be wondering, “What the heck’s gotten into Mike? Has he gotten even wackier than 6 months ago and lost his mind? First, he tells me I need to blog, now he says don’t blog. What’s up with that?”

The simple answer is yes, I’ve…

7 Reasons Personal Branding is Essential to Grow Your Remodeling or Home Building Business (Part 1 of a 2 Part Series)

7 reasons personal branding is essential to grow your business | Innovate Builders Blog | Innovate Building Solutions | #GrowingBusiness #PersonalBranding #HomeRemodeling
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What do Oprah, Ellen, Kim Kardashian, Donald Trump (I just love the order of this list), Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Deepak Choprah and Jillian Michaels have in common? OK – beyond the fact they make more money than you and me (ha! ha!). It’s this. Whether you like them or not (and not to be P.C. about it, but there’s a couple of names on this list I could do without) you know their ‘personal brand.’ If you follow them you also…

5 Proven Steps a Remodeler Should Use to Take Your Digital Marketing Game to the Next Level (Part 2 of a 2 Part Series)

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To start out, I’ll just put it this way.

Digital marketing is a contact sport.

Just like your favorite football team (I’ll confess I’m a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan) you need a plan. You need to know where to start. You need to build up your own team (in this case your digital properties) because in a digital world you’re competing for attention.

Unlike your favorite football team (or players) you’re probably not going viral. You’ll…

5 Myths You Need to Blow Up to Take Your Digital Marketing Game to the Next Level (Part 1 of a 2 Part Series)

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If you’re a remodeling contractor and are overwhelmed by digital marketing, you’re not alone. What do all these fancy acronyms mean? What is SEO, PPC, SEM anyway? You may be asking, how can I bid, coordinate and install jobs and still find time to create ‘content’ (whatever that means) and post on social media? How can I generate more new leads and make sure past customers remember about me without bleeding my budget dry with Pay Per…

Are trade shows a wise investment for your remodeling business?

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I’ll admit it right up front. I have a love/hate relationship with exhibiting at trade shows for my remodeling and wholesale supply businesses. Here’s what I love about trade shows.

The ‘goods’ about trade shows

As a ‘people-person’ I love past customers coming to our booth, sharing how they’re enjoying their shower wall panels, or glass block windows or new master closet we designed, supplied and/or installed for them.

I love meeting new…