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How Botonde Helps Your Local Advertising
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How Botonde Helps Your Local Advertising

When it comes to finding local clients, a contractor’s advertising can be limited by budget and competition. It can be extremely difficult to seize networking opportunities either in a new territory or by a new contracting business. Established or not, what can a contractor do to maximize networking and advertising opportunities and keep skyrocketing expenses...

Material Overages And Waste
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Material Overages And Waste

Now that contractors are getting back to work after weeks or months of quarantine, business-related difficulties become apparent once again. For instance, how do contactors, especially newer contractors, deal with materials in relation to material overages and waste? How much material? Many a contractor–especially newer or more inexperienced contractors–learn this lesson the hard way. The...

Botonde Helps Your Contracting Business – Demo Video
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Botonde Helps Your Contracting Business – Demo Video

Of all the questions we get about the tools that Botonde provides to contractors, the first and most obvious one is usually; “What does it do?” Here is a video that show you, for the most part, what Botonde does and how it helps your contracting business. If you have more specific questions as to...

5 Things “Phased Reopening” Means For Contractors
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5 Things “Phased Reopening” Means For Contractors

As the fifty states begin creeping back to “normal” and the COVID-19 pandemic begins to wither, “phased reopening” is a buzzword that many small businesses have been waiting for. But as our elected officials creep ever closer to these phases, what should contractors expect? Here are five important points that all contractors must consider at...

Contractors Justify Essential Construction During Covid-19
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Contractors Justify Essential Construction During Covid-19

Thanks to the combined contributions of local governmental decisions and a viral outbreak, many contractors find themselves out of work or close to it. Other state officials have taken a milder approach in determining what is appropriate or not. It seems that there is no black and white to how the pandemic is affecting the...

5 Simple Steps To Faster, Easier Contractor Take-Offs & Estimates
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5 Simple Steps To Faster, Easier Contractor Take-Offs & Estimates

How long does it take you to create a presentation-ready customer estimate? Soup-to-nuts, you’ve got to figure in all the measurements you took, the materials, waste. labor, timeframe, price margins, taxes, licenses, unexpected costs, etc… So how long? Two hours? More? What if I told you that in five simple steps you could create your...

Contractors Should Stop Pigeon Advertising
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Contractors Should Stop Pigeon Advertising

Seems like it was not so long ago that you could make a website for your business. “submit” it to Yahoo or the new internet thing called Google, and in no time your site would be indexed and showing for all to see. As time went on and things changed, advertising and promoting your business...

During The Covid-19 Quarantine–“Essential” Contractors need “Un-Essential” Support
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During The Covid-19 Quarantine–“Essential” Contractors need “Un-Essential” Support

During this unusual time (to say the least) of global semi-quarantine, many of the nations contractors, if not the WORLD’s contractors, find themselves labeled as “essential workers”. Yet they are unable to arrange for permits, inspections or other local government official procedures required to begin, continue or complete jobs for their clients. Even more frustrating...

Shelter-In-Place Can Mean Opportunity For Contractors
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Shelter-In-Place Can Mean Opportunity For Contractors

As of this writing, 3/23/20, those states with current, active shelter-in-place orders (New York, New Jersey, California and Illinois) have deemed that residential construction is to be considered “essential business”, while the Covid-19 pandemic continues. Pennsylvania also has such an order in place, however, they have decided that only emergency construction is to be considered...

Contractor Business & The Corona Virus
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Contractor Business & The Corona Virus

We are in uncharted territory. This is like nothing we have ever dealt with before. As contractors, we’ve weathered the storms of economic downturns, all out recessions, natural disasters and wartime uncertainty. Nothing like this, though. Nothing like the pandemic of Covid-19. So what is a contractor to do in such times? From the general...