Tag Archives: workload

4 Reasons Why Owners Should Fire Up Their Resumes

How long has it been since you’ve updated your resume? As the owner of a remodeling business, I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s been many years (if ever). But you need to update it today. Don’t worry. It’s not because I’m privy to an impending doom that is going to close down your company. But I […]

Stop Wasting Time on Bad Leads (but be nice!)

A couple of weeks ago, at the Master Your Remodeling Business Workshop, one of the attendees asked me how he could politely turn away unqualified leads via email. Apparently, he’s been getting many emails from people that either aren’t in his service area, want a service he doesn’t provide, or don’t have a realistic budget. […]

6 ways to search Google that you didn’t know existed

Did you know that Google averages over 40,000 searches per second? That translates to over 3.5 billion searches per day. How many of those 3.5 billion searches do you think are yours? 20? 50? 100? If you’re anything like me, then you are well over the 100 mark. You may be shaking your head saying to yourself, “nah, […]

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 […]

Are you wearing too many hats?

Are you wearing too many hats? Are you working 70 or 80 hours a week? Guess what: that’s not good! In this week’s episode of PTTV [04:45] I’ll give you tips for reducing your workload and making sure that what you are working on makes the biggest impact on growing your business. And I even give […]

Your Role as Company Leader

One of a remodeling company’s most precious resources is its owner. Your company’s success or failure rests on how well you balance and juggle all of the hats that you are supposed to wear. In any one day, you may act as a leader, manager, investor, and worker; however, you are also a human being who […]

Define Your Company’s Niche and Stand Out From the Rest

Watching a recent ad by Porsche, I couldn’t help but think that the car company that once carried the cache of exclusivity is in danger of losing its way, speeding off into the pedestrian. The ad’s tagline, “Engineered for Magic. Everyday” portrays Porsche as a snowmobile with a mother and her toddler driving in the […]

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 […]

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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