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Archive for November, 2014

How to Make an End of Year Marketing Plan

With the year coming to a close, your marketing plan for the coming year should be well underway. But as I speak with remodelers about their plans for the future, most just start rattling off a list of tactics that they plan to implement. When I rephrase the question to ask about their objectives and…

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How to Expand Your Production Capacity WITHOUT Hiring

Are you one of the many remodelers who are trying to hire more carpenters? Have you been frustrated because no one is applying for your position? Well, you’re not alone. It’s all over the headlines: Construction Labor in Demand. Shortage of Carpenters Affecting Remodeling Companies. Now that the economy is coming back, Carpenters are in…

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4 Tips to Connecting with Millennials

4 Tips to Connecting with Millennials

Millennials will make up 50 percent of the workforce in just five years. Although many are still in school, ComScore estimated in 2012 that they already account for $170 billion in buying power. The millennials, also known as Generation Y, is the name given to those born from the early 1980’s to 2000. 79 million…

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How a Job Autopsy Can Save Future Profits

  This week I’ll share some examples of how slippage can destroy your profits. More importantly, you’ll see how performing a thorough job autopsy can prevent future slippage. So if you’re looking for ways to increase your profits, look no further than this week’s episode of PowerTips TV and learn one very effective technique for…

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How to Avoid Workplace Sabotage

While doing a little Sunday morning reading this weekend past, I stumbled across an interesting study conducted by the University of British Columbia in 2011. Their paper, A Social Context Model of Envy and Social Undermining, revealed the components necessary for sabotaging a coworker. Sabotage can include spreading rumors, withholding important information, or secretly sabotaging…

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Can Your Employees Survive a Shipwreck?

Have you ever played one of those educational survivor games? They always start with a crisis (like a plane crash or a shipwreck) that leaves you and your team with only your problem-solving skills and a motley array of items to survive. If you haven’t been part of a game like this, you should. There are…

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