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June 5, 2012
Treating and Preventing Concrete Burns

By Liz Schick
April 22, 2012
Fundamentals of Business: Your Profit Margin, and How to Know if You’re Really Making Money
By Jacob Webb
Tags: Fundamentals of Business
February 19, 2012
Carlton’s Corner: Getting an Early Start on a Profitable Spring

For some in the decorative concrete industry, this spring can’t come too early. The doldrums of winter take a toll not only on the pocketbook, but also on our creative juices as artists and promoters.

By Doug Carlton
Tags: Carlton's Corner
December 31, 2011
Fundamentals of Business
By Jacob Webb
February 19, 2012
Fundamentals of Business: Net Benefit and Increasing Your Value to Customers

By Jacob Webb
Tags: Fundamentals of Business
December 31, 2011
Product Focus: Deco-Con Wizard, from Depiction Software
Tags: Product Focus
December 31, 2011
Carlton's Corner: Getting the Most Out of Educational Opportunities
By Doug Carlton
Tags: Carlton's Corner
December 31, 2011
Decorative Concrete Around the World
By Mike Archambault, with John Anderson and Cathye Rankin
November 9, 2011
Carlton's Corner: Provide Free Extras Instead of Dropping Your Prices
By Doug Carlton
Tags: Carlton's Corner
October 9, 2011
Carlton's Corner: Disorganization Is Hurting Your Business

Let me ask if this sounds like somebody you know — you put in years perfecting your decorative concrete craft and consider yourself an expert in your field. Past customers appreciated your skill, courtesy and professionalism, and they refer friends and relatives to your services. But recently you have noticed something is changing, and this change makes you uneasy. Sure, you have sharpened the pencil, but it seems most months come and go leaving you asking where all the money is going.

By Doug Carlton
Tags: Carlton's Corner
October 9, 2011
A Store That Helps Its Customers Sell, Too

How a Canadian construction supply retailer promotes decorative concrete

By Brian Graham
October 9, 2011
Marketing Decorative Concrete

How you can find new business in a sluggish economy

Outside-the-box tips for getting the word out about you services. How many of these have you tried?

By Stacey Enesey Klemenc
August 9, 2011
Carlton's Corner: Three Ways to Drum Up New Work

Eight times per year I look at this magazine from cover to cover, amazed at how our industry has been hijacked by true artists. This level of skill, along with a few creative marketing ideas, should keep fresh money coming into your bank account.

 

By Doug Carlton
Tags: Carlton's Corner
July 9, 2011
Carlton's Corner: Your Next Customer Is Shopping Online
By Doug Carlton
Tags: Carlton's Corner
May 9, 2011
Carlton's Corner: Hot New Markets in Decorative Concrete

The best training and the best products mean nothing if we can't find projects to prove our talent, right? I'm not going to sugarcoat our plight - I have been peddling decorative concrete for nearly 20 years and have never seen as many challenges as the ones we face today. Having said that, my goal is to have the best year possible, and I'm going to let you in on a secret as to how this will be done.

By Doug Carlton
Tags: Carlton's Corner
April 9, 2011
Carlton's Corner: Joining Forces with Other Construction Companies
By Doug Carlton
Tags: Carlton's Corner
February 11, 2011
The Complete Decorative Concrete Contractor
The Complete Decorative Concrete Contractor

Decorative concrete contractors know having multiple tricks up their sleeves can lead to steadier, more lucrative work.

By Natasha Chilingerian
February 11, 2011
Carlton's Corner: Are You a Well-Kept Secret?

Please take a second to answer this question, because ignoring it could very well cost you a lot of money. Are you a well-kept secret?

By Doug Carlton
Tags: Carlton's Corner
November 16, 2008
North of the Border: A Canadian Perspective
By Judy Mead
Tags: Business Strategies
November 16, 2008
Marketing and Salesmanship
By Sherry Boyd
Tags: Business Strategies
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