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Tag Archives: business strategy

Close Your Office and Grow Your Business

Few  remodeling company owners spend enough time planning for their company’s future.  Many are so busy running the business that they can’t imaging taking time away to strategize about how they will move forward – so they simply don’t’.  Others don’t see the importance of planning so they don’t make it a business priority. Steve […]

How Outsourcing Can Help You Grow

length 4:34 (not including bonus content) Most entrepreneurs have many great talents but they often think they can do it all. Well, by trying to do every task in the company yourself, you can really put your growth ambitions on the curb. This is true regardless of whether you’re a $500,000 company or a $5 […]

The REAL Reason You Need Goals (and how to make them)

A friend of mine started a handyman business many years ago. The only goal he had when he first “opened his doors” was to make enough money to live on for the following month. He didn’t write it down either—he just kind of knew it was a goal. Fortunately, I helped him get out of that […]

6 Words That Will Destroy Your Business

In the past ten days, I’ve spoken with three people that were looking for advice. They each were struggling with very different components of their marketing plan. However, after hearing the problem at hand, the solution was very clear for each. So clear that I doubt any of them didn’t already know it. So why […]

Sell My Business? Are You Kidding?

When I started our company back in the day (likely before some of you were born!) I was focused on survival. The first several years of running any new business are filled with lots of uncertainty. Where is the work going to come from? How are we going to deal with the ups and downs […]

How Remodeling ‘Big Dogs’ Earn More and Spend Less

Do you have a plan in place for when it’s time to retire? Will you be able to sell your remodeling business or pass it on to a family member? Since you’re probably the most valuable player in your company it can be impossible just to take a vacation, attend a conference, or even take […]

What’s the Word on the Street?

One of the most common questions I’m asked by the remodelers and building product manufacturers that I meet is, “What are you hearing from others?” Since we work with hundreds of remodelers across the United States and Canada, I often have a good anecdotal pulse on what’s happening across the country. Here’s my overview:  80%of […]

Does Your Company Have the Bench Strength You Need?

Bench Strength — Definition: The competence and number of employees ready to fill vacant leadership and other positions. Do you have employees in the wings to take on more leadership if the business needs it? This need could develop because the company has grown and needs additional skilled managers . . . or because an […]

How to Build a Company to Run Without You!

At a recent Roundtables™ meeting, several remodeling company owners were drilling deep into the workings of a production department of a fellow member. Their goal was to develop an improvement action plan for this company that would allow them to grow revenue, grow profits, and reduce the chaos and stress in the office. These business […]