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[Podcast] Episode 35: Why You Should Have a Personal Vision Statement with Dave Bryan

A personal vision statement charts your course — in life and in business. If you don’t have one, you might as well be lost at sea when you’re making decisions. For Dave Bryan, his personal vision statement serves as his North Star, allowing him to plot his course through his life. “There are a million…

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Define Your Target Projects and Aim at Higher Profits

Define Your Target Projects and Aim at Higher Profits

The remodeling business is strong, and economists expect it to continue to grow. That’s great news, but are you taking on your most-profitable jobs? It’s easy to take a variety of projects right now, but if you’re not strategic about it, your bottom line might suffer. If you don’t know which projects make your company…

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[Podcast] Episode 33: The Sales-to-Production Handoff with Bruce Case

To many remodelers, a project works like a relay race, depending on good handoffs of the baton. The sales-to production-handoff is critical, and if you drop the baton, the race is over. But there are ways to make it less of a hard handoff and more of a continuum, says Bruce Case. Bruce joins Victoria…

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4 Strategies to Save an Under-Performing Employee

4 Strategies to Save an Under-Performing Employee

As difficult as it may be to find, hire and train good employees in today’s competitive marketplace, a solid strategy of how to handle under-performing employees can be critical to building an effective team. Keeping the adage “Hire slowly & fire quickly” in mind, are we pulling the trigger too soon? Are there employees who…

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[Podcast] Episode 29: How to Build an Award-Winning Company with Jeremy Martin

Success in the remodeling industry is all by the book for Jeremy Martin. That goes for the 50 books he reads per year, and the systems and business processes he institutes and uses at his company. And most importantly, those two factors culminate in “The Book” — the three-ring binder filled with details and documentation…

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[Podcast] Episode 28: The Dos and Don’ts of Implementing Technology with Donny Wyatt

Technology is critical to boosting efficiency and ensuring scalability for remodelers and builders, but tech isn’t the answer to everything. It’s hard to know where to start, and what problems tech can solve for you. Too often, you purchase an expensive program, people don’t use it, and it gets shelved. In this episode, Victoria and Mark…

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It’s Your Choice: Be a Manager or a Friend

It’s Your Choice: Be a Manager or a Friend

You run a remodeling company. You want to be a good boss. Or you just got promoted or got a new job as a Project Manager. Either way, you’ve got people depending you, but you’ve also got to keep your eye on the bottom line.   How are you going to do your job? Isn’t being a manager…

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