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Archive for March, 2019

[Podcast] Episode 57: How to Capture Cost-Effective, Exclusive Leads by Blogging with Mike Foti

We’re big believers in the power of blogging to generate interest and business. Today we’re talking to someone in the trenches who’s also a believer, because it’s helped him in growing his business, gaining credibility, elevating customer loyalty, and  — most importantly — generating cost-effective, exclusive leads. In this episode, Mike Foti discusses his business…

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The Good and Bad of BYOD, and Why You Need a Policy

The Good and Bad of BYOD, and Why You Need a Policy

BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device, is common in small- to medium-sized organization like remodeling companies. Your employees use their own phones, tablets, and sometimes laptops in their business operations. A CBS MoneyWatch survey says more than 67% of workers use one or more of their own devices at work, and that doesn’t seem to…

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[Podcast] Episode 56: The Secret to Successful Employee Reviews with Allison Iantosca

When it comes to performance reviews, the times, they are a-changin’. Though some managers and employees might still like a good old-fashioned numeric ranking, most prefer to take charge of their destinies — working with together to set goals and spur professional development. Allison Iantosca talks to Victoria and Mark about why we all need…

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It’s Awards Season… Are you Prepared to Win?

It’s Awards Season… Are you Prepared to Win?

Your inbox is probably similar to mine, with half a dozen emails from industry publications and organizations asking for nominations and entries into various industry awards competitions. In today’s PowerTips we throw it back to a previous episode of PowerTips TV as Victoria walks through “Tips & Tactics” when looking at entering, winning and then…

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[Podcast] Episode 55: Why and How to Start Your Own Podcast

In an extremely meta podcast, we talk about podcasting — and the top reasons you should start your own. We were prompted by an email from a Roundtables member asking why and how to do it. Podcasting is growing by leaps and bounds — 51% of the population has listened to a podcast. Of those listening,…

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5 Key Takeaways From the Harvard JCHS 2019 Report

5 Key Takeaways From the Harvard JCHS 2019 Report

The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University just released the Improving America’s Housing 2019 report, and there’s great news in it for remodeling companies. Here’s a look at the key points that will affect your business this year. 1. New Construction Down, Remodeling Up New home building continues to be slow, and 40% of the…

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[Podcast] Episode 54: Solving the Labor Shortage with Paul Eldrenkamp

Regional remodeling companies are desperate for more good labor. Regional carpentry programs are constantly on the lookout for good jobs for their students. How do you bring these groups together effectively? In this episode, Paul Eldrenkamp talks to Victoria and Mark about the program he and his local NARI chapter have developed to bring students…

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