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Movin’ Out: Signs It’s Time to Leave Your Home Office

Movin’ Out: Signs It’s Time to Leave Your Home Office

With work booming, many remodeling companies are in growth mode. If you’ve been working out of a home-based office, it may be time to fly the coop. No one wants to spend money on rent or another mortgage if you don’t have to, but if working out of your home is limiting your company’s growth…

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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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An Up-Close Look at National Gypsum’s People and Products

An Up-Close Look at National Gypsum’s People and Products

I recently had the opportunity to attend a special meeting at the headquarters of National Gypsum, the second-largest gypsum-board manufacturer in the United States. While there, I and a collection of other industry pros got to learn about their Purple® line of products.   I gotta tell you, it was fascinating — who knew drywall could be so interesting?  The factory tour was amazing — thousands of square…

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[Infographic] 7 Rules for Business Growth

[Infographic] 7 Rules for Business Growth

A recent article I saw in the Money section of USA Today really hit on a few different aspects of growing your business.. but seemed to resonate with tips and advice I’ve heard at our Roundtables Meetings over the past several years. Here is an Infographic (PDF) to help break them down: Know what business…

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QuickBooks ONLINE – Not Ready For Prime Time

QuickBooks ONLINE – Not Ready For Prime Time

In this week’s edition of PowerTips, our resident QuickBooks and job cost accounting experts, Judith Miller and Jackie Shaw, provide feedback and advice when considering QuickBooks Online (QBO) for your remodeling business. Judith Miller’s perspective: Over the past 18 months more and more Remodelers and R/A members have asked me about QBO; some already use…

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Work Smart, Not Hard – 5 Ways to Increase Personal Productivity

Work Smart, Not Hard – 5 Ways to Increase Personal Productivity

We are constantly encouraging our Roundtables members to focus on a healthy work/life balance and to avoid the long hours; working late, missing family time and wearing themselves out. One key contributor to a healthy balance and remaining free from the “daily grind” is to work more effectively on a daily basis… really focusing on…

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