Tag Archives: trust

4 Key Pieces to a Better Remodeling Project Handoff

Many remodeling companies do a handoff process shortly before a project starts. If you don’t, here are the basics. Sales, Design and Production meet to go over the job. The purpose is to get the Production staff acquainted with the job and free up Sales and Design to focus on more sales. The meeting can […]

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 […]

Securing Your Website: It’s Time To Lock Things Up

I’m sure you pay a lot of attention to security. You lock up your materials, tools, vehicles, and job sites. Your office probably has an alarm. And your phone undoubtedly requires a password, a secret pattern, or your face to unlock it. But what I’m not sure about is whether or not you’ve thought much […]

Small Business Cyber Threats – Are You at Risk?

Cyber Attacks and Threats only happen to the big guys, right? Banks, .COM Retailers, big corporations, right? Not so fast…. You’re at risk more than ever and it’s only going to get worse… The reality is that as the big companies spend millions on cyber security, the bad guys are now setting their sights on […]

5 Quick Steps to Build a Risk Management Plan

Risk is an inherent part of all business — but it can be greater for certain professions, like remodelers. You must manage risk and mitigate bad situations. Use these 5 quick steps to start building your risk management plan. 1. Identify business risks. There are several types of business risks (preventable, strategic, external, etc.). Once […]

Why You Need a Life Plan (and how to make one)

We feel that your business is primarily a tool to help you live the life you dream about. So, I guess it makes sense that the idea of Life Planning is currently a very popular topic among the members of our Roundtables Peer Groups. So, what is Life Planning? According to Wikipedia, “Life planning is […]

How to Say “I Don’t Know” Without Losing Face

Between my brother and me, we know everything. The answer to your last question… well, that’s one my brother knows. In all jobs – especially remodeling – there will be times when you don’t know the answer to something. In and of itself, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. However, it can cause major problems for […]

9 Keys to a Company Wellness Plan

length 3:39 (not including bonus content) Have you ever wished you were in better physical shape? Do you find yourself watching your weight at home but totally ignore calories when you’re at work? Or are you working so much that you’re not taking the time you need to work out and be healthy? Well, in […]

Pricing on Your Website? Don’t Do It!

A couple of weeks ago I received a guest contributor submission from one of our Marketplace partners, Brian Brauntuch of EVEN Financial. The moment I opened the draft and read the title, 3 Reasons to Put Prices on your Website, I recognized it would be controversial to say the least. I had my reservations about publishing the submission, but in […]

3 Reasons to Put Prices on your Website

Imagine walking into an upscale restaurant on a Saturday night. You’re willing to spend $75. That should include an appetizer, an entree, two drinks and maybe a dessert if it fits within the budget. There’s only one problem: the restaurant’s menu doesn’t have any prices listed. Based on reviews you’ve read, it would seem the pricing […]

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