Stopping The Mobile Invasion Around two years ago I made a resolution to stop the invasion of phone calls and emails that were bombarding my private time. Some say that a business should be “always on” and that business owners have a responsibility to accept calls, texts and emails at whatever time they arrive. Every weekday at around 6pm, […]
David Carter - Monday, January 4, 2016 - 11:41
2011 Wow. It was 2011 when I bought and launched buildingsurveys.com and posted the fact here. In the same year, I also posted that a name I was tempted to discard had once more started to come good again. AsbestosRoofing.co.uk. So what happened to those names since making those two posts? Well, buildingsurveys.com continues to pay signif...
David Carter - Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 1:14
The True Cost Of Exhibiting At Tradeshows I just posted an article on LinkedIn about exhibiting products and services and thought I’d share it here too, because I know many of the readers of this blog attend trade shows, either as an exhibitor or an attendee. There’s a lot in this post that you might not have considered previously, I know I […]
While I’ve Been Away… Back in July, my server got hacked via a WordPress vulnerability caused, I believe, by a plugin file that had not been updated. I update all of my sites as soon as updates are available, but not all developers update their code in a timely manner and I think in this particular case, it was […]
David Carter - Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 6:18
SEO For Today’s Market Since 1993, I have had more than a little interest in search engines and have maintained a good degree of success in getting top ranking for just about any search term that I’ve set my mind on. It’s been the foundation of my business really and since concentrating my SEO skills purely on my own […]
David Carter - Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 2:43
Helping Other Businesses Something I haven’t been able to share until now is that recently, a company approached me about distributing one of our roof coating products. Already long established, this company has involvement in the roofing industry, with more than 1000 approved installers of its own product, but has never been involved in roof coatings....
Where Does The Time Go? Having spent so much time working on building the new business, there’s been none left over to devote to the blog, so my posts have been getting fewer and fewer. Asbestoseal.com is now taking around 75% of my working time, which in addition to my role in buildingsurveys.com leaves me about 50% short on hours […]
David Carter - Monday, April 27, 2015 - 14:42
Marketing A Business There’s more to marketing a business that simply having a web site and if you’re serious about the business, then it’s a certain fact that the marketing is going to cost money. A lot of money. When, along with my two business partners, I started Asbestoseal in 2013, I knew that I could get the […]