to the October 2003 Newsletter!
correction from last month's newsletter... Apparently it is
NOT a misdemeanor in California to not do your prelim notices.
It IS however
a punishable (by the license board) offense per California Civil Code 3097(h) which reads as follows
"If the contract price to be paid to any subcontractor on a particular work of improvement exceeds four hundred dollars ($400), the failure of that contractor, licensed under Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 7000) of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code, to give the notice provided for in this section, constitutes grounds for disciplinary action by the Registrar of Contractors."
it's almost time for the trick-or-treaters to be running around.
Will you be dressing up this year or do you need candy to hand-out
(and snack on while no one's looking... ;)? The last section
of this newsletter has some happy halloween goodies and treats.
this newsletter you'll find info about California's ever-changing
prelim notices; how to keep receiving this free newsletter and
keep it from being zapped by a filter and info about our brand
new "Lien Release Forms Package". Please keep
your feedback coming on the changes you see here in the newsletter.
an outstanding month!!
Notices are changing on January 1, 2004
02. Don't miss out on any of our newsletters...
03. Dun & Bradstreet can help you to learn about potential
04. Southern California Insurance Brokerage, Inc. is #1 (California)
05. Yummy Goodies
06. Open letter from my sister about her family...
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Notices will change on January 1, 2004
California 20-Day Preliminary Notice will be changing effective
January 1, 2004. If you've purchased our prelim notice
in the past check our newsletter between now and January 1,
2004 to find out when you can get your updated copy of the
reason for the change is because new legislation was
enacted that requires the owner of the property to notify every
entity that sent him a 20-Day Preliminary Notice, that the
notice of completion or cessation has been filed.
new text in the preliminary notice serves to inform the
owner of this new responsibility.
miss out on any of our newsletters
to the nightmarish amount of spam
and UCE (unsolicited commercial email) the business
of email filters is booming. I dislike spam and UCE
as much as the next person but unfortunately the
filters are not perfect.
they're not perfect, when you use a filter you
have to remember to open the spam folder that
the suspected spam email is filtered to. If you don't
you could miss important emails that the filter erroneously
zapped as spam.
errors that come about with filters happen mostly because the
filters "read" the words in the subject
line and body of the message to determine whether or
not the email is spam. That's a problem because
the spammers use words that legitimate email
newsletters also use.
example given in the Marketing Sherpa article I read
on this subject is a "Harvard Admissions
Letter" that was filtered out after
it was determined, by the filter, to
be spam. The implication here is that these filters
do make mistakes and sometimes those mistakes
can be costly to the intended recipient.
your friend sends you an email about something f*r.e*e.
she found online, you might not receive that email. Why?
Because "f*r.e*e" is
a very marked word, it's one of the top filtered words
why I typed f*r.e*e with
asterisks and periods/dots, otherwise this newsletter
could be filtered out and deleted simply due to this
very article containing the word f*r.e*e!
matter how you access the internet or which email program
you use, one thing I'm told that a person
can do is this::
your friend's email address to your email address book. Do
this for anyone and everyone you want to receive email
you'll want to do the above PLUS you'll want to add
your friend's email address to your contact buddy list.
If you have a "Person I Know" buddy list you'll
want to add the email addresses into there also.
steps are supposed to insure that you receive
all emails from everyone that you want to receive emails
from, especially those emails from your
friends telling you where you can find f*r.e*e stuff.
get you started, I have a few email addresses
of my own I'd like to ask you to add in, to ensure
that you continue to receive my newsletters.
email address is where I send my newsletter from...
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are my personal email addresses...
diane @ thecontractorsgroup.com
contractors1 @ earthlink.net
As you probably noticed, all three email addreses above have spaces before and after the @ sign. When entering my email addresses in your email address book, please do not include those spaces. The only reason those spaces are there is to try to keep spammers from being able to send their cyber-bots to crawl this page and harvest my email addresses to use as the send from on spam emails.
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free to contact
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