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The Project Turtle Blog is run by one of the guys behind ProjectTurtle.com. The purpose of the blog is to advise and educate both consumers and contractors about the home improvement industry in general.

Owner: ProjectTurtle

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Language: English

Tags: Contractors, Home Improvement Projects, Advice, Industry News

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Latest Blog Posts for Project Turtle Blog

  • Twitter Advertising for Good?
    on Aug 28, 2009
    Everyone is jumping on the Twitter train, and with good reason. Twitter's growth has been exponential to say the least. But with apps flooding the market, who is going to best find a use for this internet phenomenon? Cue the Million Dollar Twalk-A-T...
  • References
    on Mar 6, 2009
    One of the most sought-after, yet least used, commodities available to home improvement customers is the REFERENCE. Contractors love to collect them. Customers love to ask for them. No one ever actually calls them. Being listed as a reference for...
  • In-Home Sales Etiquette, Part I
    on Mar 2, 2009
    Wow, put your seatbelts on for this one.Ok, when you are a home-improvement salesman, you are going to be visiting a lot of homes and getting your crotch smelled by a lot of dogs. If you are a potential customer getting a few bids, you are going to...
  • Customer Fatigue
    on Mar 2, 2009
    "Fish and visitors stink after three days."-Benjamin FranklinFor most customers, the only thing better than meeting a great contractor is saying goodbye to one. For most contractors, the same holds true for customers.Over the years I've coined the te...
  • Things I Love, part I
    on Jan 29, 2009
    "Love" seems like a strong word when it comes to how one feels about certain home-improvement products... however, you learn to love things that make your job, and life, easier.1. Good Drywallers: There is no more over-looked tradesman in the bu
  • People hate to be sold, but they love to be educated
    on Jan 29, 2009
    (Unlike most other home-improvement related blogs out there, here at Project Turtle, we offer advice for both the consumer and contractor. Today's article is mostly directed at contractors.)There is no other type of sales like in-home sales. People
  • Some basic advice about contracts
    on Jan 9, 2009
    "The large print giveth, and the small print taketh away."-Tom WaitsBy the time you are sitting down to sign a contract with your contractor, the last thing you're interested in doing is reading fine print while pretending you have any idea
  • Vote for ProjectTurtle.com!
    on Jan 9, 2009
    Projectturtle.com was reviewed by Killerstartups.com a few days ago and, as a result, we have been getting a lot of positive feedback from folks all over the country about how they can best utilize this service and benefit from it. We'd like to thank
  • Never hire unlicensed contractors. Always pull a permit.Before I move on with any other subjects, I feel the need to stress the importance of only hiring licensed contractors and ALWAYS pulling a permit. A reputable contractor will have absolutely no problem supplying you with his/her license number or ha...
  • How much do you want to Shell Out?
    on Jan 5, 2009
    Welcome to the TurtleBlog, the official Blogsite of Project Turtle. My name is Michael and I'll be giving you some insight into what's going on behind the scenes at Project Turtle, new ideas that we're thinking about, Shelling success stori
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