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9 Keys to a Company Wellness Plan

length 3:39 (not including bonus content) Have you ever wished you were in better physical shape? Do you find yourself watching your weight at home but totally ignore calories when you’re at work? Or are you working so much that you’re not taking the time you need to work out and be healthy? Well, in […]

4 Tips for Better Work-Life Balance

length 3:56 (not including bonus content) This week’s episode of PowerTips TV is inspired by Roundtables member Herb Lagois of Lagois Design Build Renovate in Ottawa. Herb used the Ask Your Burning Question page to request that I give some work-life balance tips. I’m happy to oblige, Herb! So, whether you are understaffed and have […]

The Real Reason You Need Social Media (Hint: It’s Not Marketing)

When you’re running a small-medium sized remodeling company, you likely have a limited budget for advertising and marketing. It’s understandable—even advisable—to direct the bulk of your limited budget to programs you believe will generate a rapid and measurable return on investment. Considering that even marketers are skeptical about social media’s short-term lead/sales generation potential, it’s […]

Your Role as Company Leader

One of a remodeling company’s most precious resources is its owner. Your company’s success or failure rests on how well you balance and juggle all of the hats that you are supposed to wear. In any one day, you may act as a leader, manager, investor, and worker; however, you are also a human being who […]

The Road from Success to Significance

Vision. Mission. Purpose. Culture. Core Values. Do you ever find these concepts fuzzy, overlapping and a little hard to grasp? If so, you are in very good company. You might also question whether they even belong in a small entrepreneurial business. Or you might wonder if time spent thinking about them, and work spent defining […]

Your 2013 Plan for Success

We’re two full months into 2013 and of course you’ve got a plan in place for maximizing your company’s success this year.  Hopefully that plan is on paper. Hopefully it was designed with the help of your staff.  Hopefully you rolled it out before the year began, in an all-company meeting with action points developed for how […]

Making Annual Planning Successful

It’s annual planning time and I’m hoping that you and your team are well underway. We just completed our planning session and it was extremely worthwhile. Here are some tips on making this time successful: Include Your Staff in the Planning Process After all, they are the people who are going to make the plan […]

Creating a Structure of Governance that Works

Again and again as I consult with remodeling companies, I recommend the same action to cure many of their ills. And again and again, they report major improvements when they follow this relatively simple advice. The problem is that many of the companies have outgrown their management structure and yet have staff on board – […]

Pass the Baton and Delight Your Clients While You’re At It!

[divider style=”hr-dotted”] Being the savvy business people that we are, we all know that our money is made in the planning stage of a remodeling project, not in the production. By this I mean, that the more organized and complete our planning process, the more quickly we complete high quality projects for delighted clients–and the […]

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