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Getting Insight Into the Client Experience

Getting Insight Into the Client Experience

I’ve been talking for a long time about the importance of a great client experience. I got some insight recently that reinforces what I’ve been trying to get across to Production teams all over the country. I was with a contractor who’s having his own house built. He is subbing it out, not trying to…

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The Good and Bad of BYOD, and Why You Need a Policy

The Good and Bad of BYOD, and Why You Need a Policy

BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device, is common in small- to medium-sized organization like remodeling companies. Your employees use their own phones, tablets, and sometimes laptops in their business operations. A CBS MoneyWatch survey says more than 67% of workers use one or more of their own devices at work, and that doesn’t seem to…

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[Podcast] Episode 52: Changing of the Guard: The Unfortunate Side Effect of Growth

Most entrepreneurs want to build a bigger company, but understand that many of their existing processes don’t scale. You go back to the drawing board and make some changes. But the sad truth is that it’s not just systems, but people, who fall behind, dragging the business with them. In this episode, Mark’s flying solo,…

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Maintaining a Strong Company Culture as You Grow

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…

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5 Keys to Strategic Planning for Your Remodeling Business

5 Keys to Strategic Planning for Your Remodeling Business

It’s that time of year again — when we look back to see what worked and what didn’t for your business, the good decisions made and others you’d change. Did this year bring the success you’ve been building toward or was it a challenging year that fell short of your goals?   But it’s also time to look forward. To figure out and…

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Looking for LEAN: Better Customer Experiences All Around You

Looking for LEAN: Better Customer Experiences All Around You

Creating a successful remodeling company, one that’s profitable year in and year out, isn’t easy. That’s where LEAN comes in. You can look to many well-known companies for signs of how they incorporate LEAN practices and principles into their processes — and how that positively affects the customer experience.  Every day, we experience situations that have processes that are anything…

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Define Your Target Projects and Aim at Higher Profits

Define Your Target Projects and Aim at Higher Profits

The remodeling business is strong, and economists expect it to continue to grow. That’s great news, but are you taking on your most-profitable jobs? It’s easy to take a variety of projects right now, but if you’re not strategic about it, your bottom line might suffer. If you don’t know which projects make your company…

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