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Archive for January, 2015

5 Reasons Your Remodeling Company Should Go Green

  The Environment. Recycling. Going Green. It’s on everyone’s radar these days. But I’ll bet you never considered the benefits it could have on your business. Well, on today’s episode of PowerTips TV, I’m going to give you five reasons why going green could make a big positive impact on your company. What about you?…

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Should You Hire “Old” People?

Should You Hire “Old” People?

I was interacting with a younger contractor about his search for an estimator. Here is what the contractor wrote to me: I wanted to get your opinion on a quick question. How much weight should I be placing on age when looking at potential candidates for the Estimator? Ideally I would really like to have…

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Dealing with Client Conflict: How to navigate the 4 stages

Dealing with Client Conflict: How to navigate the 4 stages

Every company has some conflict with clients from time to time. The way your team handles these occurrences can mean the difference between creating a loyal client for life and a disgruntled homeowner who will spread their dissatisfaction throughout the community. There are the four stages to the client conflict cycle. Following are tips and…

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Sales Metrics You Should Keep an Eye On

  Are you sure that your salespeople are focused on the right things? Do you know if they’re performing at the highest level or if there’s room for improvement? All of the savvy owners I’ve spoken to agree that results–like the number of projects sold and the revenue and gross profit generated–are the ultimate measure.…

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4 Benefits of Buying Construction Materials in Bulk

If your construction business is willing to pay upfront for long-term gains, buying in bulk could be a viable strategy—so long as you have a plan. High volume purchases are most advantageous to contractors with multiple ongoing projects that have the same product requirements, says Michael Bellaman, president-CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. “If…

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How to Keep New Hires From Jumping Ship

  Have you ever hired a great new employee, only to have him leave six months later? You’re not alone. According to The Society for Human Resources Management, the chances of a new hire leaving in the first 18 months can be as high as 50 percent. With the economy heating up, many remodelers are…

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6 Signs You’re a Bad Manager

Most people in a management position think they are a great manager. Not just good — great! The unfortunate truth is that most managers are far from great. It’s the rare individual that can look at themselves and see their shortcomings. So if you manage others in a remodeling company, you should check yourself for…

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