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Mark Richardson, CR, is an author, columnist, and business growth strategist. He authored the best-selling book, How Fit Is Your Business? as well as his latest book, Fit to Grow. He can be reached at mrichardson@mgrichardson.com(link sends e-mail) or 301.275.0208.

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April 01, 2016

Apply your approach to remodeling projects to yourself and your business

March 09, 2016

You can grow your business in a variety of ways, but you need to define it both for yourself and for your company.

December 28, 2015

Mark Richardson's list of the 10 most-common mistakes made in remodeling businesses. Avoid them, and your odds for success go way up.

December 01, 2015

Many businesses suffer growing pains because they grow by accident. But businesses are like children—they need nurturing and guidance to become healthy and successful

October 09, 2015

You now have the ability to communicate the entire project electronically. While this is highly efficient, don’t assume that it’s always the most effective way.

February 25, 2015

Not having a business plan doesn’t mean you’re failing. But it could mean that you aren’t being as successful as you could be.

December 12, 2014

The remodeling sales environment is changing. To succeed in sales in this new landscape, you need to become more masterful at controlling the sale

September 24, 2014

It is time to expand your thinking from not only your own world but also from different sales cultures.

August 12, 2014

What do you and your team need to focus on to achieve success?

August 11, 2014

Today, the better remodeling firms need to make “landing the planes” a top priority.

August 11, 2014

A detailed list and description of the attributes that are common denominators of leadership greatness

August 07, 2014

The following are some simple leadership attributes and skills I believe separate average leaders from great ones. As you reflect on each of these, try to think how you might improve in each criteria as well.

August 07, 2014

Great leaders have great planning skills. They know how to plan and how to execute a plan successfully.

August 06, 2014

While there are standards in business in terms of conduct and practice, the leader’s motivation varies dramatically.

August 05, 2014

Your business is a vehicle for your growth and passages. It is a platform for others to create their own future.

August 04, 2014

If you avoid the speed bumps and potholes, your business can experience a chance for growth.

July 08, 2014

We're seeing the leads coming in but sales are lagging. Today, the better remodeling firms need to make “landing the planes” a top priority.

February 26, 2014

While there are standards in business in terms of conduct and practice, the leader’s motivation varies dramatically.

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