Tag Archives: time management

Managing for Accountability

You probably feel that you shouldn’t have to “babysit” your employees. After all, the people that have been hired are all professionals. They know what has to be done. They don’t need monitoring, right? Is this a realistic . . .or an effective point of view? Remember, there’s a big difference between being a good […]

Reducing Your Need to Hire by Increasing Efficiency!

Business owners might sometimes feel they need to hire more workers to meet the steady flow of work that is coming in and because they do not want to lose projects, they look to take on more employees. However, you can meet the demands by following some simple guidelines about how to increase efficiency and […]

Prequalifying Prospects: Turning Time Into Money

Time means money. Remodelers wear many hats in order to run a successful business, so effective time management is crucial.  One of the most common ways that remodelers find themselves wasting time is attending no-hope appointments with totally unqualified prospects.  These appointments add hours to already long work weeks, take your resources away from more […]

How To Grow Your Own Great Clients

Today, Director of Business Development, Ted Dubin, shares information on a business practice that can immediately and directly affect your bottom line. What Can You Do to Encourage Clients to Be “Good Clients”? One sure-fire technique is implementing a strong outbound customer-service program.  Set the tone in the very first sales call:  Your company is […]

What’s Your #1 Tool for Maximizing Profits?

Over the years of working with remodeling contractors, some simple patterns have become apparent.  One remodeler’s strong interest in people leads to success in sales.  Another’s love for design produces award-winning projects.  Both companies can enjoy a certain level of success and stability over time. But to develop a larger company complete with beautiful office […]

Industry Expert Judith Miller Says “Look Ahead!”

Judith Miller is one of our company’s most popular business consultants so I often pick her brain for thoughts and ideas on what our members should be doing today to insure success tomorrow. Today, we focused on the habit of using something called the Look-Ahead. “A Look-Ahead is a process that helps train your team, […]

Internships Ease Office Workload

If you need some extra help in your office but don’t have the budget—or enough work—to hire an employee, consider bringing in a part-time unpaid intern from a local college or high school. Len McAdams, founder and president of McAdams Builders in Kirkland, Wash., posted an ad for non-salaried internship on craigslist (www. craigslist.com) and […]

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