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Archive for September, 2014

How to Quickly Connect with People and Make a Tremendous Impression

It’s time for the first ever installment of “Skills every remodeler should have, but don’t think it’s very important, so they don’t take the time to figure out how to do it.” (It’s a working title.) Let’s kick off this series with the burning question, “How can I remember people’s names?” – something every remodeler should know…

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How Much Should You Pay Yourself?

length 4:42 (not including bonus content) Have you ever wondered what other remodelers pay themselves? Are you concerned that you may be underpaid? You’re not alone. When most remodelers are just starting out, they pay themselves next-to-nothing “for the good of the company.” But as their business grows, increasing owners compensation becomes a challenging proposition. I hear…

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Why Remodelers Need a Mobile Website

Mobile, mobile, mobile. It’s all we hear about today! Ugh! Well, we’re hearing about mobile because it’s absolutely exploding. Mobile website traffic that is. Why Having a Mobile Optimized Website Matters One of our clients was getting about 10% of their website visits from mobile devices in December of 2013. Just 6 months later, that…

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How to Attract High-End Customers

profit, Selling to high-end clients is arguably one of the quickest ways to increase revenue and improve your profitability. In today’s episode of PowerTipsTv, I’ll give you some tips and tactics to attract the strong purchasing power of this coveted market segment. Special thanks goes out to @LeoLantz for requesting today’s topic! Have a question…

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5 Facebook Posts that Drive Engagement

Is your Facebook page under performing? Many remodelers make the mistake of thinking “as long as I post once a day, I’m doing social media marketing.” This couldn’t be further from the truth. The whole point is to be recognizable. You want people to know your brand. You want to be top of mind when…

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Is Your Gross Profit Where it Should Be?

Last week, I spoke with two different remodeling company owners about various business challenges. In the course of the conversations I asked (as I always do) about their targeted gross profit margin. Their answers were astonishing! So much so that I’ve dedicated this week’s episode to answering the one question every remodeler should be asking themselves,…

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Why Your To-Do-List is Broken and How to Fix It

So many “time-management” experts tell us about the importance of having a To-Do list. But I don’t think this is the best advice. You see, the biggest problem with To-Do lists is they’re long, daunting, and stressful. Staring at all those items puts pressure on you to tackle everything at once. Or shove the whole…

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