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Installing Safety Scoreboards at the Shop

The safety of our workers is paramount.  Not only do their families count on us to provide them with a living, but they also trust us to send them home safely at the end of the work day.  We don’t want any of our workers to get hurt, so we provide them with the necessary …

How to Monetize Prime Real Estate

Years ago, I can remember sitting down with my grandfather and talking about business.  He had started at a young age investing in real estate, and he shared with me the one secret to his success: “With real estate, the secret is location, location, location.” I know it is kind of cliché, but it is …

Great Deals on Windows

With all of the rental properties in my portfolio, I am always on the lookout for great deals on just about everything you could use in a rental property.  You can usually find me at any clearance event on paint, doors, carpet, linoleum, and just about any other thing that makes up a home.  Saving …

Making Some Calls to Fix a Rental Unit

After a fallen tree did a little number on one of our rental properties, I knew that I had to get things in motion to get it fixed.  You see, there were a couple of broken windows in a unit where a tenant was living, making it doubly important to get everything fixed now. The …

Getting Work Done on my Daily Commute

There is just not enough time in the day.  I wake up before the crack of dawn and go to bed long after the sun sets.  It is just part of the lifestyle of someone that runs their own business and has people that count on them for a living. While I am busy, I …

Initial Impressions of empowr

One of the things that I learned early-on in my online ventures was that it was important to pay attention to new social networks.  New networks provide an opportunity for you to reach a new group of people, and over the years they have provided an effective means to grow my online business.  Some of …

Launching our Newest Product Monday

There has been a lot of bustle around the office over the course of the last couple of weeks.  For the last year we have been working to perfect a product that just about every one of our customers could use, and we are set to launch it on Monday.  There has been a lot …

Changing Online Marketing Agencies

After seeing some success with our online marketing ventures, we decided that we needed to get better results.  Sure, our website was generating some sales and helping to bring customers into our retail store, but it wasn’t reaching the global audience that we had expected.  We had exhausted all of our in-house marketing resources, so …

Teardrop Banners Draw Customers into our Store

This year has been one of those years of testing different ideas and measuring their results.  We have looked a multiple facets of our organization in an attempt to make everything that we do more effective.  It has meant examining every aspect of what we do and how we do it in such a way …

Tradeshows Bring Customers to our Store

At this time of year we have a couple of teams out of the office hitting as many tradeshows as we can.  Tradeshows have always been an opportunity for us to increase public awareness of what our company does and serves as an effective means to get more customers.  It is a valuable way for …