How and When to Hire Your First Remodeling Salesperson

  Building out a sales team can be challenging, especially for business owners who haven’t done it before. I think it’s safe to say that most Remodeling company owners are directly involved in the sales process for their companies, if not being the main sales person… So when is it time to add a sales…

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Six Steps in Building a Road Map for Success in 2018

Six Steps in Building a Road Map for Success in 2018

It is that time of year again. The trick-or-treating is over, you set your clocks back, the leaves are changing colors and holiday travel plans are being made. Then you read blog posts and articles reminding you that it’s time to put together your budget for the coming year. Are you excited, indifferent or frustrated?…

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How To Fire an Employee “The Right Way”

  Letting an employee go is one of the most unpleasant parts of owning or managing a business. We all want our employees to be fantastic in their jobs… to be so wonderful that we never have to think about firing someone. But that’s not the real world, now is it? In today’s episode we’re…

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The Path to Higher Profit: Strong Leaders & Good Numbers

The Path to Higher Profit: Strong Leaders & Good Numbers

After more than 30 years of working with remodelers around the country, I have encountered nearly every problem to confront a remodeling company: the dissolution of long-term partnerships, ineffective marketing tactics, sales systems that don’t produce results, unmotivated production crews, theft from overhead coffers, bankruptcy and terrible accidents on the job. On the other side,…

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PowerTips TV Throw-back Thursday: “How a Job Autopsy Can Save Future Profits”

In our last throw-back episode of the season, we take a closer look at Slippage and how it can destroy the profit margin your team works so hard to obtain. In order to keep it from becoming a recurring problem, we cover how to perform a “Job Autopsy” or a break-down of where things went…

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Lights, Camera, Action! 10 Reasons to Add Video to Your Content Marketing Plan

Lights, Camera, Action! 10 Reasons to Add Video to Your Content Marketing Plan

As we prepare to launch our next season of PowerTips TV, using video as a key component to a healthy content marketing plan is, of course, top of mind. Why are online marketers spending so much time and effort producing and delivering video content? According to the Content Marketing Institute (CMI), your audience is 10…

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PowerTips TV Throw-back Thursday: “Free(ish) Resources Every Remodeler Needs”

We talk with prospective members of Remodelers Advantage Roundtables just about every day, from all over the US and Canada… and a common theme in every conversation is the owner’s overwhelming feeling that they are “on their own” when it comes to figuring out how to succeed in this industry of ours. Clearly, we would…

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