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Articles by Randall Hilton

MLM For Service Contracting Professionals<br>Randall Hilton

September 1, 2006
With so few opportunities to advance in this industry, is there any wonder that many launch their own shops or start handing out advice to DIY homeowners?
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Watermelon Barons - Part III<br>Randall Hilton

August 1, 2006
'You want how much for that melon?'
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The Watermelon Barons - Part 2<br>Randall Hilton

July 1, 2006
Bubba and Goober learn about the costs of doing business and making a profit.
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The Watermelon Barons - Part 1<br>Randall Hilton

June 1, 2006
The saga of two brothers, a monster truck, a field of watermelons and a dream of becoming rich.
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Using Fuzzy Logic

May 1, 2006
Don't get turned into space dust; know what to do

to give yourself a cushy landing.

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Mining

March 30, 2006
Similarities exist between certain contractors and Gold Rush miners.
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Four Signs Of Chronic Contractor Survival Syndrome

March 7, 2006
My 20-year-old daughter is a fully trained emergency medical technician. We often share vegetating time by watching EMT reality shows featuring trauma care, sports disasters and other mayhem. Nearly every episode includes some mention of how lucky the principal character was to have survived a mishap or illness.
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Drain Cleaning: An Opportunity, Not A Burden

February 21, 2006
When a plunger doesn't get the throne room back into operation, homeowners usually turn to their plumber for relief. For some plumbers, these calls are a necessary evil that are more trouble than they're worth, but others find special opportunities in drain cleaning. In the course of customizing pricing books for contractors from coast to coast, I've noticed four major camps in the plumbing and drain cleaning business.
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Getting There Is Half The Fun

January 12, 2006
For most of my life, I've been on wheels of some sort. After the typical wheeled walkers and tricycles, I graduated to a real 20-inch Schwinn with a coaster brake.
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Consumer Financing Tools For Plumbers

December 1, 2005
Consumer financing plays an important role throughout the indoor comfort industry, but it is rare to find a plumbing service contractor who offers payment plans for major purchases.
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