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    Sometimes at PPT we wonder if the art and science of professional application will ever rise to the level of innate fulfillment experienced by our ancestors. Like today’s sports,

  • Contract Risks

    Beginning with a sound construction contract can have a significant impact on a firm’s profit, loss, reputation and overall ability to manage a project. Risk shifting is the contracting

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    Every four years, the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) releases its Small Business Problems & Priorities report, detailing the top concerns for small business

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  • Painting Pro Times, the source for paint professionals!

    When things are busy and we need to get more done, it can be like that animated movie with penguins. While trying to keep every customer satisfied with the intent of moving faster,

  • New Walls & Paint

    Does paint make the wall? When we consider painting drywall in commercial settings, many are critical of how it looks.  Most construction management and/or owners with 20/20 can

  • What is gypsum board?

    What do you get when misconceptions and “common knowledge” cause project difficulties, payment issues, owner dissatisfaction and sometimes to the point where knifes start flying?

  • The Modern Use of Color

    It is interesting to see among the advances and technology, including computer matching and phone color environment renderings, color chip presentation has not changed all that much.

  • Painting Pro Times, the source for paint professionals!

    The 50 year paint company consolidation movement has been relentless. The recent hullabaloo about PPG’s attempted takeover of AkzoNobel may have overshadowed the fact for some that

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    Of 638,839 construction firms surveyed by the U.S. Census Bureau in its Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs (ASE), 20.1% report they raised less than $5,000 dollars to begin commercial activity. The ASE is a relatively new information source released by the U.S. Census Bureau this year. It collects economic and demographic information...

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    Color can be a uniquely personal experience an expanding and endlessly versatile palette with which to tell whatever story you imagination can dream up. Thats why color is an incredibly important tool driving design, particularly the ever-growing trend of experiential design....

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    Most real estate agents report that buyers are as impressed by “sparkling” interiors as they are by attractive landscaping and curb appeal. The visual triggers that prompt that sort of...

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  • The Benefits of Content Marketing and Personal Branding

    Content marketing and brand visibility can help get your business known to your target clients. In fact, almost 90% of consumers want brands to share valuable content on the Internet, based on Edelmans consumer marketing study. Consumer preferences have indeed shifted from traditional to digital marketing. Dominating the...

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    When I started Nolan Consulting Group in 2004, my accountant said to me:  “what’s the strategic intent of your business”.  I gave him a puzzled look.  I had done some work on strategic intent in the corporate world, but I had never really thought about it with our spanking new business.  ...

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    "Ocean Mist" Pastel 18.75 x 28.5 inches Patricia Gray  "Ocean Mist, North Beach" Pastel 19.5 X 27.5 inches  Patricia Gray  Just off the easel. There are some paintings that come easily and some that take a bit more perseverance. I have been straddling the gulf between realism in my plein air paintings...

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