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Making LinkedIn Work for Your Construction Company

  
  
  
linkedin for contractors

LinkedIn is the best social network for business bar none. Designed from the outset for professional rather than personal use, LinkedIn is a one-stop shop for promoting your business, hiring, and finding educational opportunities for you and your construction workers.

5 Reasons to Build Your Sports Facility with Steel for the New Year

  
  
  
indoor steel sports building

If you have plans in the New Year for a sports facility, you can’t go wrong building with steel. There are many reasons to go with a metal building but here are five of the biggest.

Winter Is Coming: Preparing Your Job Site

  
  
  
cold weather construction safety

While the rest of the world gets worked up in a holiday frenzy, construction companies in the northern hemisphere are busily preparing for the winter job site. Winter poses a different set of challenges for construction companies. Whether it be timeline and scheduling issues that delay a foundation pour or freezing temperatures that put your employees' safety at risk, it's important that your company prepares the job site to meet the unpredictable challenges of the cold season.

Reaching New Construction Clients with Email

  
  
  
construction email marketing

While you may begrudge the ever-accumulating number of emails in your inbox, email marketing is one of the most successful methods of online marketing. In fact, companies who use best email marketing practices see as much as a $41 return for every $1 invested. That's a pretty respectable ROI. Wouldn't you like to get in on that kind of profitability?

Winter is Coming: Preparing Your Job Site

  
  
  
winter construction

While the rest of the world gets worked up in a holiday frenzy, construction companies in the northern hemisphere are busily preparing for the winter job site. Winter poses a different set of challenges for construction companies. Whether it be timeline and scheduling issues that delay a foundation pour or freezing temperatures that put your employees' safety at risk, it's important that your company prepares the job site to meet the unpredictable challenges of the cold season.

Should You Get Contractors Insurance?

  
  
  
contractors insurance

Insurance means protection for your employees, your business, and your financial well-being. Rather than look at it as something you pay for and never use, consider it your rainy day fund. Otherwise you could have some dark days indeed if there is an accident on the jobsite, your client doesn’t pay, or if there are any other events that could put you into bankruptcy.

Happy Thanksgiving from Whirlwind to You!

  
  
  
happy thanksgiving

We'd like to extend a happy Thanksgiving to you and your family from the entire Whirlwind team. Please stay safe during this holiday weekend! 

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Starting a Construction Blog: The Basics

  
  
  
starting a construction blog

First, stand up and take a bow - or pat yourself on the back. If you're learning how to start a construction blog, then you have finally bitten the bullet and joined the 21st century marketing era. Believe it or not, you've arrived at the party at the right time.

Contractors: Taking Care of a Holiday Renovation

  
  
  
holiday construction renovations

Getting booked for the holidays, or at least, the off season, can be a boon to your contracting business. This is especially so in winter when work tends to slow down even in more temperate regions. But when a renovation is scheduled over these busier holidays, getting the work done can sometimes get tricky.

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The Benefits of Mobile-Ready Sites for Your Construction Business

  
  
  
mobile optimized construction websites

According to SearchEngineLand between 15% and 55% of website traffic comes via a mobile device. And that was over a year ago; the number is undoubtedly higher with ever more customers relying on a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet to surf the web while on the go.

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