Category : September 2016

TOUGH CALL: Oil and Water

3 weeks ago

Online Poll – Read the scenario below then place your vote at the bottom of the page. Finally, after nearly a decade as general manager of Water Lumber, a mid-sized … Read More

PRODUCT PICKS: September 2016

3 weeks ago

Each month, hundreds of products hit the market. Here’s our pick of the ones to watch. AQUACRON® 200 Series coating from PPG PPG has introduced AQUACRON200 Series coating, a waterborne … Read More

BRAND TALK: Are You Prepared for the Next Downturn?

3 weeks ago

Take These 8 Steps Scott Simpson is President and CEO of BlueTarp Financial. BlueTarp is a B2B credit management company that pays suppliers upfront on their sales and protects them … Read More

Protect Your Investment

3 weeks ago

One of the first rules of business is to protect your investments. As a smart business owner, you automatically renew your insurance policies; you backup computer systems and lock the door … Read More

How to Rig the Carnival Games of Life in Your Favor

4 weeks ago

Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, and The TODAY Show recently investigated the legitimacy of carnival games. I know this will shock you—the games are rigged. Chances of landing a plastic ring … Read More

Price Isn’t Everything in Mergers and Acquisitions

1 month ago

Whether you are a buyer or a seller in the high stakes game of mergers & acquisitions, you are going to spend an inordinate amount of time thinking and talking … Read More

10 Ways to Make the Best Sales Impression

1 month ago

When making your initial sales call on larger and more professional prospects—at least among the most successful contractor salespeople—cold calling has pretty much become a thing of the past. Today, … Read More


1 month ago

This month’s question came from a reader in Kentucky, who wrote: “Our question involves marketing on a budget. There are so many alternatives, but only so much money to go … Read More

WHITE PAPER: How To Lead A Successful Technology Project

1 month ago

WHITE PAPER: How to Lead a Successful Technology Project Executives see new technology as a business investment. They want software that supports long-term goals and strategic initiatives. Project managers want a … Read More

IN DEPTH: Engineered Lumber

1 month ago

Like much of the industry, engineered wood producers are still navigating a fickle recovery in which builders are challenged by supply constraints, tight lending, and hard-to-come-by lots. Though the market is … Read More