Tag Archives: leadership

Giving Back: How Does Charitable Giving Affect Your Business?

We had a great dinner conversation with a remodeling business owner here in town for our annual Master Your Remodeling Business Workshop. He asked, “What types of charitable giving programs do your members typically take part in?” “How do they give back?” Our answer was very non-specific because, to be honest, we haven’t gathered this […]

Your 2017 Business Analysis: Use the Right Formula

As your team looks at results from 2017 and makes plans to improve in 2018, interpreting data is at the core of any well-run business analysis. You use historical data to predict your company’s future, create budgets, build marketing plans, and more. Sales close rates, customer acquisition costs, website bounce rates, the list goes on […]

Job Description Creep: “and All Other Duties Required”

The phrase at the end of most job descriptions, “and all other duties as required” is one of the most dangerous expressions a remodeling company can include when looking for your next team member. While it is intended to capture any additional items that are not included in the overall description, it often has very […]

5 Keys to Growing Without Going Broke

The market is hot and, if you’re like most remodeling company owners, you’re ready to jump on every opportunity that comes your way. I realize that most company owners want (and need) to grow. After all, if you’re not growing, you’re likely losing market share to other, more aggressive companies. But be careful! I’ve seen many companies […]

Finding Success in Discomfort

A person’s success in life can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations he or she is willing to have.” – Tim Ferris Success in business can be connected directly to the number of uncomfortable conversations you are willing to have. Why? It’s because people have a natural tendency to steer clear of […]

Change is Good. Why Are You Fighting It?

Running a business means dealing with change. To remain the best one can’t rest. The marketplace is full of companies ready to take yours down. Yes, they may be friendly competitors, but their success might come at the price of yours. How to remain on top or get closer to the top? Embrace change. Easily […]

How to Succeed Beyond Your Wildest Dreams: a leadership tale

This is a loop: happy employees create happy clients who create good profits. Say it to yourself every morning and work consistently to create the company culture to challenge, engage and reward employees. You and they will be pleased with the results. Years ago I worked with a company owner who insisted that a continued […]

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 […]

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