Concrete Dust wrote a post about this decorative concrete opportunity to clean up for yourself on the Clearance Page at Engrave-A-Crete, having learned about it through Groov-E-News.

End of the year tax benefits for acquiring new tools make the possibilities look even more inviting.  In addition, there are some gently used tools from the 2011 Discovery and Training Seminars

According to a post at Concrete Dust, reporting on a post at Groov-E-News, flooring has been steadily profitable for Flooring Consultants, Inc of Sherwood, AR.

Flooring Consultants offer both new construction and renovation of existing floors to transform them into beautiful, low maintenance, long lasting and economical flooring.  Each floor has its own beautiful character, making it a unique, useful work of art.

Concrete Dust wrote that Groov-E-News has announced Engrave-A-Crete’s  intention to attend the GIE+ Expo | Hardscape North America 2011 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY on the weekend of Oct. 27-28, 2011.

There will be some special things available at Booth $1158!

  • The Paver Package, being introduced at the GIE+ Expo New Products Arena
  • The latest catalog for Engrave-A-Crete tools and supplies
  • The IDEA BOOK for Decorative Concrete — Printed copies.

Sign up at the booth for a free information packet that will be at your mailbox by the time you get home or shortly thereafter.

 

ConcreteDust posted about a introductory post at Groov-E-News/Engrave-A-Crete for the new decorative concrete kit from EAC.  The new kit, added to a growing stable to kits, is called the Basketball Court Creator Kit

The kit contains the necessary concrete engraving tools — Mongoose and Wasp, plus layout instructions and some other small accessories and a cute online video showing how to get it right.

The thinking decorative concrete engraver will quickly recognize that these tools can be used for other decorative concrete engraving designs on driveways, patios, floors and walls.  An opportunity to make the tools pay for themselves over and over.

The kit is available at Engrave-A-Crete‘s secure online store or by calling 800-884-2114 to order

 

 

ConcreteDust posted a review of a post, entitled Jim Peterson of Concretenetwork.com asks “Where are we now?”  in Groov-E-News featuring a  newsletter from Jim Peterson, president of Concretenetwork.com regarding the current state of construction and what concrete people could expect.  The opinion suggests that remodeling is picking up and will continue to do so.

ConcreteDust takes the thoughts a little further, challenging decorative concrete engravers to make efforts to get the news about their skill in front of the end user.

Homeowners will choose remodeling through various motivations, all of could give some ideas to the decorative concrete engraver.   Additionally, there are organizations and alliances with other construction fields that offer listings on their directory and can lead to referrals for the engraver

ConcreteDust has a new post about the advantages of having a booth at the  local farmers market in comment on another similar post from Groov-E-News/Engrave-A-Crete, entitled Seven Reasons to Farm the Farmers’ Market for Decorative Concrete.

Interesting take on the opportunities to meet people who could be prospective customers in a mini-trade show set up.  Good practice as well for when you take your booth to the big trade show.  You will be able to greet people and share your information  in a calm, cool, collected and professional way.

How often do you get a chance to make contact with potential customers and practice for future efforts.  Real on-the-job marketing experience.

ConcreteDust also mentions the ‘gain’ of being able to buy produce and other stuff at the farmers’ market!

A new post at Concrete Dust, entitled, Strike Up the Band And Get Your Decorative Concrete Biz in the Parade, talks about a post over at Groov-E-News entitled, Decorative Concrete Engraving and the 4th of July

The premise is that participating in events such as parades held in your decorative concrete service area can give you positive exposure to potential customers while they enjoy their celebration.

You can make a complicated float for the parade or you can use the ‘quick and dirty’ suggestions in the blog to become a self-contained parade float.  You can also participate in the sponsorship of prizes to event ‘royalty’ or winning parade floats.

Market or do without. It’s that simple.  Find ways to reach your potential customer and become a positive household word.

 

Concrete Dust writes about the Cobra cutting tool and the Groov-E-News humorous comparison of this tool and other Cobra entities, such as the King Cobra snake, Carroll Shelby’s AC-Cobra engine and the Cobra helicopter. The speculation is that there is shared powerful DNA.

The Cobra concrete cutting tool is not a snake, but it is an efficient, versatile and appealing piece of equipment.  It doesn’t dance to a flute, but it can be led in a circle dance cutting brick shapes or other geometric shapes using the center pivot accessory with connecting bars.   Clever directional wheels make using this tool to create decorative concrete even more wonderful.

Concrete Dust wrote a blog post regarding an article at Groov-E-News about two concrete businesses joining resources to produce decorative concrete engraved floors for one which became an instant show room for the engraver.

If we could all work together like these two companies, the world would be a better place.

Decorative concrete engraving for the first company resulted in beautiful, useful floors instead of carpet or tile.  The second company creates this art for a business.  Imagine making all that cool stuff and getting paid for it.

Concrete Dust had a post about another recent article on Groov-E-News telling about ways to use the Wasp which is part of the KaleidoCrete system for engraving on concrete.

The wasp is easy to use and effective for touch-ups and fine work as well as freehand designs.  Using one impacting stylus called a stinger and buzzing with compressed air power, the name is quite appropriate.