All posts by: Liz Smutko

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 […]

[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, […]

[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 […]

[Podcast] Episode 51: Deploying the Elam Ending in Your Business

We’re getting esoteric today — applying a sports concept to business. Not too long ago, Mark read an article and shared it with Victoria about fixing something that’s broken in basketball — the intentional fouls at the end of the game to stop the clock. Nick Elam is a Mensa member and basketball superfan, who […]

PowerTips Book Recommendations: February 2019

Every week we ask our PowerTips Unscripted guests to name their favorite business book, and the choices can be surprising — either because they’re new to us or because they’re old favorites that are worth reading again.    Mike Medford Sr., Medford Design Build The Power of Positive Thinking, by Norman Vincent Peale Mike’s pick […]

Checking the Economic Forecast for Remodelers in 2019

The remodeling industry is enjoying a business boom and tremendous growth. But there are few warning signs that your roll may slow some in 2019, and there are factors to take into account as you work your business plan this year. Rising prices will complicate the continued growth of the remodeling market — analysts say […]

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