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Getting The Picture: Taking Your Best Remodeling Project Photos

Getting The Picture: Taking Your Best Remodeling Project Photos

We live in a visual world, and having great photographs of your projects is key to presenting your work in the best light possible, from beginning to end. Not just for using in your marketing on your website, social media networks, and printed collateral like brochures and newsletters, but to make a strong case for…

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[Podcast] Episode 60: How to Manage Your Online Reputation Using Google Reviews with Russell Fuller

Your reputation is your most valuable business asset — but don’t think for a minute that doing high-quality work and providing top-notch service is enough to make and keep it spotless. The Internet has made it all too easy for people to publicly tarnish your good name — quickly. Take the initiative, and manage your…

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[Podcast] Episode 59: Empower Your Team to Help You Build a Great Business with Jason Blenker

If you’re going to build something — a building, a company, a team — you owe it to the world to build something great. Identify what makes you exceptional and empower your team to help you build a great business. In this episode, Jason Blenker tells Victoria and Mark about how and why he put…

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Successful Team Building Starts at the Top

Successful Team Building Starts at the Top

Almost every organization, at one time or another, talks about their workforce as a team. It sounds friendlier, and puts less emphasis on differences in roles and jobs. But not every company works as a team, getting better results, and lessening friction. It’s more than a feel-good term, and if your remodeling company isn’t running…

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[Podcast] Episode 58: How LEAN Principles Have Improved My Business with Paul Kowalski

We’ve talked about LEAN before on the show with our own experts, but you may wonder what it looks like in the real world. Today we’ll hear about using LEAN in the remodeling business from an award-winning design-build company that focuses on residential remodeling. In this episode, Paul Kowalski shares his experiences in applying LEAN…

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[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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