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Archive for October, 2018

[Podcast] Episode 38: Learning from the Trucking Industry To Solve Your Labor Shortage with Natalie Putnam

So many remodelers can’t reach their production potential because of the labor shortage. With the unemployment rate at a 20-year low, the struggle to find and retain good people is curbing business growth for small-business owners, across industries. In this episode, Natalie Putnam tells Victoria and Mark about the hiring and retention strategies that have…

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Tap Your Sales Skills to Make Your Relationship Better

Tap Your Sales Skills to Make Your Relationship Better

The idea of selling something feels sort of dirty to a lot of people, especially if you’ve been on the wrong end of a heavy-handed salesperson. Getting your arm twisted until you succumb and make the purchase. Promises made that turn out to be empty about the benefits of buying something. Ugh! But good sales…

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[Podcast] Episode 37: The Art of Effective Communication with Paul Winans

Most work requires more than one person to get it done. Effective communication is essential to the enterprise. Everyone has to learn the skills to communicate effectively. One key is concentrating on what brings you success — in work, with your spouse or partner, and in the rest of your life. Build on that. In…

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Celebrating Safely: Tips for Planning Your Holiday Parties

Celebrating Safely: Tips for Planning Your Holiday Parties

The winter holidays are coming — displays are already up in some stores. We’re not even to Halloween, but it is a reminder that parties and celebrations for you and your staff are coming soon. Some of you already have party plans in place — it’s not to soon to start thinking about it. Throwing…

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PowerTips Book Recommendations: October 2018

PowerTips Book Recommendations: October 2018

The cooler weather and waning daylight of Fall is creeping in, and the idea of lighting a fire and settling down with a good book (and maybe a hot toddy) is becoming more appealing. We’ve gathered reading recommendations from thought leaders in the remodeling industry — take a look at what they’ve been reading and…

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[Podcast] Episode 36: How to Make Your Photo Gallery a Lead-Generating Powerhouse with Tanya Bamford

One of the most powerful sales tools your remodeling company has often lies fallow on your website — your project photo galleries. With a little creativity, those photos can be transformed into compelling client success stories. This will boost your organic search rankings, super-charge lead generation, and result in more sales. The power of storytelling,…

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Looking for LEAN: Better Customer Experiences All Around You

Looking for LEAN: Better Customer Experiences All Around You

Creating a successful remodeling company, one that’s profitable year in and year out, isn’t easy. That’s where LEAN comes in. You can look to many well-known companies for signs of how they incorporate LEAN practices and principles into their processes — and how that positively affects the customer experience.  Every day, we experience situations that have processes that are anything…

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