Specialist Contractors: Forget England’s Sporting Failures and Focus on Your Success!

Out of the World Cup with only one point to our name!

Trounced by the All Blacks!

Beaten by Sri Lanka at cricket off the next to last ball…

It’s been a disastrous couple of weeks for English sport!

So my Wise Up Wednesday advice is forget the sport and focus on your own personal success instead.

Everything You Need For Success – All In One Place!

We are told that the economy is improving but if you are still suffering from the late payment and lowest price culture that has dogged the Construction and Engineering industries for the last few years, then this new concept might be just what you are looking for to cheer you up!

StreetwiseSubbie have a multitude of free and low cost resources exclusively for Specialist Contractors.

StreetwiseSubbie aims to help you to secure your company’s future whatever the economy, and to help you discover solutions that will make an immediate and positive difference in your business.

Exclusive Guides

First off, StreetwiseSubbie have published a whole range of easy to read guides written specifically and exclusively for you the Specialist Sub-Contractor.

You can find them here; Guides For Specialist Sub-Contractors
And to ensure that we cheer you up we are giving away a free copy of;

“The Little Book of Crap Advice for Specialist Contractors”

Just click on this link to get your free copy

An Intelligent Forum Exclusively For Specialist Contractors

If you prefer to get answers via an intelligent and exclusive forum (none of the drivel you get in other forums), you are invited to join our exclusive group of over 1,800 owners, directors and senior staff of Specialist Sub-Contractors on LinkedIn.

You can find this exclusive group here Free To Join Your LinkedIn Group!

Here’s what one Specialist Contractor thinks about it;

“This group is a great idea, thanks! I am so pleased there is finally a forum to share relevant and needed information…particularly regarding Main Contractors that don’t pay!”

The group is an exclusive alliance of Specialist Sub-Contractors in the Construction and Engineering Industries, and it will help you to interact with over 1,800 other Sub-Contractors irrespective of your size or specialisation.

You can find out more here; Free To Join Your LinkedIn Group!

Here’s The News About The News For Specialist Contractors

How would you like to keep up to date with the latest developments in the construction and engineering industries all in one place?

How would you like to keep up to date for free?

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One final thought. Are you making a fair return for all your hard work, and does everyone you are working for pay when they should? I thought not…

Maybe it’s time to try something new!


It’s Wise Up Wednesday! Please Don’t Do Any More “Call Girl” Marketing!

Please Don’t Do Any More “Call Girl” Marketing!

Why “Call Girl” Marketing?

It’s pretty obvious really, the clue really is in the name!

If the only “marketing” you do is to get out there on the “street” and offer your services to anybody and everybody, don’t be surprised if you don’t get treated with respect.

And, don’t be surprised if you don’t get the most romantic [i.e. profitable] of engagements with those for whom you work!

Remember that if you engage in “Call Girl Marketing” your business will forever be subject to the call girl principle which states that;

“The value of the service diminishes rapidly after it has been provided”

Don’t Diminish Your Own Value

Specialist Contractors are the experts of the construction industry!

You find ways to overcome every conceivable obstacle and get the job done no matter what.

So good in fact, that you are the ones embracing new ideas and technologies and driving innovation in the construction industry.

Yet when it comes to getting your just rewards for all that hard work and effort, it’s almost like you are too embarrassed to set yourself up to make the real money, work for the best companies, or actually say no to some of the enquiries you receive!

Contrast That With Main Contractors

Most Main Contractors do not drive innovation.

Most Main Contractors bring little or nothing to the party and couldn’t build anything without you – the Specialist Contractors!

But they aren’t embarrassed to market themselves to the government, the hospitals, the best clients.

They aren’t embarrassed to proclaim what a great job they have done – when it’s actually what a great job you have done!

And they certainly set themselves up to make money, and usually it’s at your expense!

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There!

I want to encourage you to wonder if there’s something more.

More to know, more to learn, more to experience and enjoy and be.

A better more profitable, enjoyable, less stressful way.

But, unfortunately what got you here won’t get you there!

Because the old adage that “if you always do what you have always done – you will always get what you’ve always got” is so very true!

So, if you have had a tough time for the last 6 years, and yet you still keep on allowing unscrupulous Main Contractors to steal your profits, then maybe it’s time for a new approach.

How You Can Help Shape Your Future

If Specialist Contractors are going to improve their standing within the Construction Industry, you need to start taking action.

You need to learn new techniques.

You need to share your experiences.

You need to get well rewarded for all your hard work and effort.

You need to know about initiatives such as that by London Underground who have gone directly to the Specialist Contractors on their £330 million Upgrade Programme!

And not a Main Contractor in sight!

Bringing About Change

You can play your part in bringing about change both in your own business and in the industry.

You can and you should do that, by joining Specialist Contractors of all sizes and expertise who benefit from the myriad of free expertise that is on offer;

Just click on the relevant link above – it’s that easy!

And, if you are one of our Silver, Gold or Platinum Buddies please be sure to make the most of your free marketing consultancy time to eliminate “Call Girl” Marketing from your business.

I hope you enjoyed my Wise Up Wednesday blog post and that it gave you some food for thought, and I sincerely hope to speak with you soon.

In the meantime if you need any help with any of your business problems, please don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and give us a call.