Tag Archives: success

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 […]

21 Things You Can Do TODAY to Improve Your Remodeling Business

Running a successful remodeling company isn’t easy. And trying to build one that can run without your day-to-day involvement is even harder. If you want to take your company to the upper levels of success, you must first acknowledge that it’s a long road. There’s no magic elixir. It takes time. It takes commitment. That being said, there are certain […]

Hiring? Get Creative and Attract the Best Talent

length 4:35 (not including bonus content) This week’s episode of PowerTips TV is inspired by Dale Brenke, President of Schmidt Siding & Window in Makato, Minnesota. Dale has an excellent strategy for building a strong team. He put’s out some ultra-creative ads to attract the right talent. So if hiring has been a struggle for you, […]

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 […]

Why You Must Test Your Marketing

Have you ever heard of an A/B test? If you don’t know, an A/B test (also referred to as a split test or multivariate test) is a marketing method used to compare two variables. Most remodelers are familiar with this concept. Unfortunately, the vast majority do not use it as a tool. What’s worse, those […]

3 Simple Principles to Succeed in Everything you do

When I run a Remodelers Advantage Roundtables meeting or work with a remodeling company on-site one of the questions that I ask of all the attendees as part of ice-breaking efforts is: “When did you get your first job?” More often than not most of the people in the room started working in their mid […]

WHO’s WITH ME?! How to get employee buy-in

Change is the key to business if you want better results, happier clients, and increased profits. But have you ever tried to make a change in the way you do business, only to have your employees ignore the new procedure? Or worse, sabotage it? It’s not uncommon. Just because you may understand the need for […]

4 Easy Ways to Influence Others

Ever wonder why some people have all the best employees? Why they seem to sell every lead they touch? Why everyone knows them wherever they go? Most likely they are utilizing the techniques taught in the best selling book How to Win Friends & Influence People, by Dale Carnegie. And in this week’s episode of […]

Surprise! Your Company May Not be a Business

Most remodelers I speak to think they own a remodeling business. But this isn’t always the case. Some are surprised to learn that they are, in fact, running a practice. Do you know which you own? In this week’s episode of PowerTips TV, I’ll discuss the differences between a business and a practice, the pros and […]

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