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Archive for February, 2015

How to Stop Losing Money on Change Orders

  Have you ever lost money because you didn’t manage the change order process effectively? In a perfect world, your original plans are clear, and the job will be produced as planned and with zero modifications. However, since that rarely happens I thought it would be a good idea to explore this under-appreciated topic. In…

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The REAL Reason You Need Goals (and how to make them)

The REAL Reason You Need Goals (and how to make them)

A friend of mine started a handyman business many years ago. The only goal he had when he first “opened his doors” was to make enough money to live on for the following month. He didn’t write it down either—he just kind of knew it was a goal. Fortunately, I helped him get out of that…

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Free(ish) Resources Every Remodeler Needs

  Have you ever been frustrated because you don’t feel confident that you are leading your company in the right direction? It’s easy to feel like you’re all alone trying to figure it out. But you’re not alone anymore! When I started in this business back in 1990, resources on how to run a strong, profitable…

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6 Words That Will Destroy Your Business

6 Words That Will Destroy Your Business

In the past ten days, I’ve spoken with three people that were looking for advice. They each were struggling with very different components of their marketing plan. However, after hearing the problem at hand, the solution was very clear for each. So clear that I doubt any of them didn’t already know it. So why…

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WHO’s WITH ME?! How to get employee buy-in

  Change is the key to business if you want better results, happier clients, and increased profits. But have you ever tried to make a change in the way you do business, only to have your employees ignore the new procedure? Or worse, sabotage it? It’s not uncommon. Just because you may understand the need…

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Why Being a ‘Clean’ Contractor Gives You a Competitive Edge

Think about what it’s like when you talk to homeowners who are remodeling for the first time. They don’t know exactly what they are getting themselves into when they turn part of their house over to you for several months. If you’re smart, you’ll explain the process and the possible pitfalls (such as dust), step-by-step,…

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