Tag Archives: communication

[Video] All Together Now: Getting Your Team to Buy In

Growing your remodeling company often means you have to change your processes and systems to keep operating efficiently. And as hard as that can be, sometimes it’s the easy part. The challenge comes with getting your team on board with you. It’s common for some employees to ignore the new systems and keep doing what […]

Successful Team Building Starts at the Top

Almost every organization, at one time or another, talks about their workforce as a team. It sounds friendlier, and puts less emphasis on differences in roles and jobs. But not every company works as a team, getting better results, and lessening friction. It’s more than a feel-good term, and if your remodeling company isn’t running […]

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 […]

Find Email Annoying? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t

A lot of remodelers I speak with say they’re annoyed by email, and hesitate to send it to their prospects or clients so they don’t get annoyed too. I’m pushing back on this. Email is only annoying when it’s not relevant (helpful, entertaining, interesting). I’d argue that all marketing is that way — not just […]

PowerTips Book Recommendations: June 2018

We’re back with more PowerTips book recommendations for your summer reading list — take one along on vacation or relax in a hammock with a good book. In every episode of PowerTips Unscripted we ask our guests for the title and author of their favorite business book. This month, we round up those recommendations, following […]

9 Ways to Disaster-proof Your Remodeling Business

It’s been another crazy year of fires, floods, storms, blizzards… heck, we even have volcanic eruptions and lava flows we are now keeping an eye on in the Pacific. Here in Maryland we just witnessed a 1,000-year storm hit the same exact area two years later, with hundreds of business washed away in a matter […]

Learn From Your Mistakes With Productive Job Debriefs

In my experience working with remodeling companies in the US and Canada, I find that, in many cases, all information learned in the process of completing a project is lost as soon as the job is finished. The end-of-project debrief meeting, or as some call it, the “post-mortem,” can be a very effective tool for […]

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