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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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Delegation & Accountability: Get Your Employees Thinking & Acting Like Owners!

Delegation & Accountability: Get Your Employees Thinking & Acting Like Owners!

So many remodeling companies start small, with the owner doing almost everything. But as your company grows, and you’re running multiple complicated jobs, trying to do it all only holds you back. But it’s hard to let go. You know you have to delegate some of your duties, but too often that merely leads to…

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[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…

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PowerTips Book Recommendations: February 2019

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…

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[Podcast] Episode 49: How, Who, and Why to Build a Leadership Team with Steve Barkhouse

You’re not running a successful company unless you have a good work/life balance. But there’s only one way to sustainably grow your company without sacrificing your life, and that’s by having a strong leadership team. Steve Barkhouse stops by to give Victoria and Mark a crash course in how and why you should have a…

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