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PROGUIDE: How to Manage Your Business’ Reputation Online

While many individuals and businesses alike would love nothing more than to silent their critics the World Wide Web has given both the people who love and hate your products or services a voice. Poor reputation management online can be extremely damaging to your business, and as well as telling potential consumers to steer clear, negative reviews can have a major impact on your business’ bottom line.

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Whether you run a small, local business or a large multi-national firm, you should never underestimate the power and cost of poor reputation. As well as delivering the best service you can to returning and new customers, there are a series of steps you can take to ensure you manage your reputation effectively throughout the online world… (more…)

PROGUIDE: Remodeling Social Media for Skeptics and Converts

Don’t let bad reviews get you down. Learn how to manage reviews on social media sites and choose the best social media platforms to drive traffic to your remodeling company during this Oct. 1 webinar.

With the rise in popularity of remodeling photo sharing and pricing on social media, be sure to join NAHB Remodelers and HomeAdvisor for a webinar on Oct. 1 at 2:00-3:00 EST to help industry professionals understand which social media platforms work best for professional remodelers.

Speakers, including the Digital Manager at HomeAdvisor and the Senior Director, NAHB Online Services and Digital Media, will guide remodelers through the pitfalls to avoid when creating profiles, how to handle reviews of any stripe and evaluate the impact of social media engagement on your marketing goals. 

Registration is open now and this webinar counts as one hour of continuing education credit for NAHB professional designations.

ProGuide: Why You Should Consider PVC for Your Next Plumbing Project

Made from polyvinyl chloride, PVC piping is a mixture of plastic and vinyl that is extremely durable and easy to install. This material became popular in home plumbing installations in the 1950s because it offers many advantages over other types of plumbing, including copper, PEX piping and galvanized steel.

Today, PVC, and its more heat-resistant cousin, chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC), is one of the most widely used materials on the market. Available at nearly any home improvement or hardware store, it is easy to install and it offers a cost-effective alternative to other more expensive types of plumbing.

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Flexibility Meets Durability

Durability is one of the major benefits of PVC plumbing. While copper tubing is physically stronger, PVC, because of its somewhat flexible nature – is more resistant to vibrations, water hammering and even earthquake damage. PVC is also far more durable than PEX piping, which is very flexible, easily damaged and prone to developing kinks when bent to fit around corners. (more…)