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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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Tap Your Sales Skills to Make Your Relationship Better

Tap Your Sales Skills to Make Your Relationship Better

The idea of selling something feels sort of dirty to a lot of people, especially if you’ve been on the wrong end of a heavy-handed salesperson. Getting your arm twisted until you succumb and make the purchase. Promises made that turn out to be empty about the benefits of buying something. Ugh! But good sales…

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[Podcast] Episode 30: How to Create a Financial Plan with Sacha Millstone

Business plans, marketing plans, any plan serves as a map to a goal. Your financial plan is no different. You need to set your goal, write it down, and commit to it. Our Roundtables members do this regularly for their businesses. But too many people get anxious when it comes to looking at their personal…

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[Podcast] Episode 25: Open Book Management with Ken Kirsch

The thought of showing your financials to your employees may be unsettling. We’ve known remodelers who are so leery of sharing their numbers, their field crews don’t even know their project budgets. But it doesn’t have to be that way, says Ken Kirsch, a proponent and practitioner of Open Book Management. In this episode, Ken…

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A Leader Nonetheless: Finding the Right Style

A Leader Nonetheless: Finding the Right Style

Leaders aren’t all the dominant, decisive types we normally think of. I meet many types of business owners in the remodeling industry. Their leadership styles vary, but regardless of the style, successful companies need strong leaders. Recently, I worked with an owner, let’s call him Bill, to find his leadership style, and many of the issues I found are more common than you might think.  Where to…

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An Up-Close Look at National Gypsum’s People and Products

An Up-Close Look at National Gypsum’s People and Products

I recently had the opportunity to attend a special meeting at the headquarters of National Gypsum, the second-largest gypsum-board manufacturer in the United States. While there, I and a collection of other industry pros got to learn about their Purple® line of products.   I gotta tell you, it was fascinating — who knew drywall could be so interesting?  The factory tour was amazing — thousands of square…

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[Podcast] Episode 22: How to Make Huge Profits Without Clients with Andrew Schroeder

Many remodeling companies buy an office, rent it to themselves, and hold it — and that’s where their real estate investment stops. Andrew Schroeder, a second-generation remodeler and Remodeler’s Advantage member, takes real estate investment farther. In episode 22, Victoria and Mark talk to Andrew about how to use your remodeling experience to grow your…

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