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  • Eye on the Economy: Focus on Labor Markets

    NAHB surveys of the residential construction industry reveal that the cost and availability of workers will be the top business challenge of 2016, as it was last year. And new labor market data?are consistent with these results. According to the NAHB survey, 76% of builders expect labor cost and availability to be a problem...

    Eye on Housing
  • How to Coordinate with Color for Spring

    For me spring and summer bring with them a blossoming?sense of lightness and renewal.?Floating and even a little aloof, my mind starts to drift in and out of dreams wandering wherever it pleases.?These are the?seasons of untamable imagination and creativity. I find myself detached from the rush of day to day life, seeking...

    Pure Home
  • Color Geography ? the anatomy of a long-distance consult project

    How does geographic location affect color choices? Even?for long-distance color design projects, considering the lighting and the actual location is a “must.” Imagination is part of it, but also local-area images are important, along with the essential client-provided information. This is also where a digital...

    Integral Color
  • How can you create a painting newsletter customers actually read?

    Did you know that companies using email to nurture leads generate?50% more high-quality leads? (source: Hubspot) Thus, if your painting business isn?t leveraging newsletters in your marketing strategy, you’re missing a quantifiable amount of revenue. DK Marketing Group has developed the following?6 keys to help ensure...

    The Blogging Painters
  • Hotel Highlight: The Ace

    ?The Ace Hotel, with locations all over the world, is a small, boutique hospitality chain that resuscitates deteriorating buildings and revives declining neighborhoods....

    specs+spaces
  • Guest Post: Establishing Values to Build a Rock Star Team

    *Thanks to Mike Moffit for this guest post. Mike is the owner of DMP Painting located in Wakefield, RI. He has been with Summit for over 9 years.   A company’s most important assets are its people. This has been a mantra that we’ve all chanted year after year. Over the last year, here at Dennis Moffitt...

    Summit Services Inc.
  • Live Broadcasting For Your Business

    We have all seen a few bad, if not plain nasty, customer reviews online in the last decade. Some of you reading this have thick skin and do not let......

    A David Creation