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The Path to Higher Profit: Strong Leaders & Good Numbers

The Path to Higher Profit: Strong Leaders & Good Numbers

After more than 30 years of working with remodelers around the country, I have encountered nearly every problem to confront a remodeling company: the dissolution of long-term partnerships, ineffective marketing tactics, sales systems that don’t produce results, unmotivated production crews, theft from overhead coffers, bankruptcy and terrible accidents on the job. On the other side,…

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PowerTips TV Throw-back Thursday: “How a Job Autopsy Can Save Future Profits”

In our last throw-back episode of the season, we take a closer look at Slippage and how it can destroy the profit margin your team works so hard to obtain. In order to keep it from becoming a recurring problem, we cover how to perform a “Job Autopsy” or a break-down of where things went…

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Lights, Camera, Action! 10 Reasons to Add Video to Your Content Marketing Plan

Lights, Camera, Action! 10 Reasons to Add Video to Your Content Marketing Plan

As we prepare to launch our next season of PowerTips TV, using video as a key component to a healthy content marketing plan is, of course, top of mind. Why are online marketers spending so much time and effort producing and delivering video content? According to the Content Marketing Institute (CMI), your audience is 10…

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PowerTips TV Throw-back Thursday: “Free(ish) Resources Every Remodeler Needs”

We talk with prospective members of Remodelers Advantage Roundtables just about every day, from all over the US and Canada… and a common theme in every conversation is the owner’s overwhelming feeling that they are “on their own” when it comes to figuring out how to succeed in this industry of ours. Clearly, we would…

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Crack That WIP – 8 Dangerous Data Entry Errors That You May be Making

Crack That WIP – 8 Dangerous Data Entry Errors That You May be Making

During the recent Remodelers Summit in Minneapolis I gave two presentations on the finer points of WIP – or more specifically what I’ve noticed over years of studying the nuances of this incredibly vital and complicated tool. The majority of the information is relatively straightforward – but a few problems recur in many RA Member’s…

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PowerTips TV Throw-back Thursday: “How to Combat the Labor Shortage”

This week’s throw-back episode goes back to 2015, but the topic remains a top discussion point at almost all Roundtables Meetings here at Remodelers Advantage. According to a recent article in Fortune Magazine, “60% of contractors reported difficulty finding skilled workers in the third quarter of 2017 due to an ongoing skilled labor shortage…” and…

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4 Things You Must Do After Attending an Industry Conference

4 Things You Must Do After Attending an Industry Conference

As we recover and catch-up from Remodeling Excellence Week in Minneapolis we take a closer look at how to handle and digest the great information you gathered as well as how to capture and reach out to your new-found business leads and contacts. We found a great article from Robert Half International Inc. that gives…

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