Tag Archives: time management

5 Simple Techniques for Mastering Time Management

When it comes to these buzzwords of “time management” and “productivity”, you may think they’re just myths that make for good blog posts. In fact, most people assume that it’s not only hard to effectively manage their time, but also adds another step into their already busy day. Isn’t the idea to reduce – not […]

How to Avoid Getting Sucked Into a Whirlpool of Ineffectiveness

While running a meeting of the Remodelers Advantage Roundtable group “Quattro,” I heard Neil Harvey say, “Time serves no sale.” That sentence is powerful. Why? Most remodelers have mixed feelings about dealing with the fulfillment side of the sales process. It takes a lot of work to figure out the design and specifications of a […]

Is Technology Making Your Hiring Harder or Easier?

If you’ve had trouble finding and hiring the right people to grow your remodeling business, you’re not alone. In fact, a recent study showed that nearly half of small business owners are finding it difficult to find qualified employees. With advancements in technology impacting so much of how we do business, the question is, is […]

Should You Be In The Cloud With Mobile Time Tracking?

Tracking and accounting for employee time has come a long way from its simple beginnings. WHICH CAME FIRST? In this country, the credit for the first employee timekeeping device goes to Willard Le Grand Bundy who took out a patent in 1890 although his may not actually have been the first time clock. He and […]

Close Your Office and Grow Your Business

Few  remodeling company owners spend enough time planning for their company’s future.  Many are so busy running the business that they can’t imaging taking time away to strategize about how they will move forward – so they simply don’t’.  Others don’t see the importance of planning so they don’t make it a business priority. Steve […]

3 Steps to Eliminate Lumberyard Runs Forever

Remodelers are always struggling with the cost of an employee leaving the job site to pick up materials. Simple calculations often reveal that this consistent behavior costs companies about 2-4% of their annual sales volume. Preaching doesn’t change it; threats don’t change it. So what does? Daily planning does! Three simple steps will dramatically reduce […]

4 Benefits of Buying Construction Materials in Bulk

If your construction business is willing to pay upfront for long-term gains, buying in bulk could be a viable strategy—so long as you have a plan. High volume purchases are most advantageous to contractors with multiple ongoing projects that have the same product requirements, says Michael Bellaman, president-CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. “If […]

How to Make an End of Year Marketing Plan

With the year coming to a close, your marketing plan for the coming year should be well underway. But as I speak with remodelers about their plans for the future, most just start rattling off a list of tactics that they plan to implement. When I rephrase the question to ask about their objectives and […]

How to Expand Your Production Capacity WITHOUT Hiring

Are you one of the many remodelers who are trying to hire more carpenters? Have you been frustrated because no one is applying for your position? Well, you’re not alone. It’s all over the headlines: Construction Labor in Demand. Shortage of Carpenters Affecting Remodeling Companies. Now that the economy is coming back, Carpenters are in […]

How a Job Autopsy Can Save Future Profits

This week I’ll share some examples of how slippage can destroy your profits. More importantly, you’ll see how performing a thorough job autopsy can prevent future slippage. So if you’re looking for ways to increase your profits, look no further than this week’s episode of PowerTips TV and learn one very effective technique for eliminating […]

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