PowerTips Book Recommendations: December 2018

PowerTips Book Recommendations: December 2018

We’re making a list and checking it twice, to bring you our last edition of book recommendations for this year from our staff, facilitators, and Roundtables members. Add these selections to your own reading list or to your holiday gift list — to give or get. The recommendations run the gamut from business to fiction,…

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[Podcast] Episode 43: The Power of Public Relations with Jim Zack

As remodelers, public relations is often an overlooked part of your marketing mix. We spend so much time and money on online marketing, PR is an afterthought. But with the web’s insatiable need for content, placing projects to get publicity should be a part of your strategy. In this episode, Roundtables member Jim Zack tells…

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The X Factor – The Characteristics of a Successful Remodeler

The X Factor – The Characteristics of a Successful Remodeler

I’ve been with Remodelers Advantage now for roughly a year and a half and as we head into 2019, I continue to work with Steve Wheeler, our Business Development leader, on finding and bringing in new members to our Roundtables groups. One of the big questions Steve and I discuss often, when looking at ways…

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[Podcast] Episode 42: How and When To Hire a General Manager with Aaron Enfinger

As companies experience growth, there are tipping points where changes need to be made. One of those points is when you realize you need additional management for the organization. Many remodelers are considering adding a General Manager, but are unsure how it will work in practice. The Cleary Company of Columbus, OH, reached this tipping…

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Maintaining a Strong Company Culture as You Grow

Maintaining a Strong Company Culture as You Grow

Company culture — we talk about it frequently in our Podcasts, PowerTips Blog posts and in the Roundtables meetings with our members. It’s an important factor in attracting new employees, and in keeping your existing staff happy and productive. A good company culture encourages growth, and in this business environment, many remodelers are taking on…

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[Podcast] Episode 41: Using Virtual Reality to Grow Sales and Profits with Chris Katkish

Virtual reality creates immersive environments in real time. For remodelers, that means your clients could preview and even “walk-through” their projects to see if they like what they’re seeing.  Guest Chris Katkish says VR can help remodelers streamline their sales and design process, trim the length of the sales cycle, and boost production efficiency by…

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5 Keys to Strategic Planning for Your Remodeling Business

5 Keys to Strategic Planning for Your Remodeling Business

It’s that time of year again — when we look back to see what worked and what didn’t for your business, the good decisions made and others you’d change. Did this year bring the success you’ve been building toward or was it a challenging year that fell short of your goals?   But it’s also time to look forward. To figure out and…

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