Five tips for overcoming common pitfalls when working with allowances
Strategies that enable employees to enjoy a better work-life balance are becoming more popular. But can a home improvement company adopt them?
A step-by-step breakdown for sales managers from a leading remodeler
When it comes to selling windows, something may be better than nothing
The risk-reward nature of fixed-price contracts may not be the best fit for today’s design-build market
As more employers make use of noncompetes, courts find that these restrictive agreements are going beyond the bounds of original intent
It's going to affect a lot of your materials
If you have an addition coming up and you're in Houston, take note
The remodeling market is strong, but are you ready to take advantage of it? Take this simple fitness test to see if you’re properly positioned for growth.
Rather than searching for a one-size-fits-all pay plan, use big-picture tactics to keep teams motivated
Many things make the difference, including curbing the urge to talk
Let go of hiring the perfect candidate. Instead, hire potential and train to perfection.
A new book by an industry author helps contractors with time management
Even today, many smaller companies don’t take advantage of software solutions. A study from Fit Small Business revealed that no single type of software category had a full 50 percent usage rate. The highest ranked—accounting-based programs—was at 49.8 percent. The most common reason given for not purchasing the software was cost, yet the efficiency gained by using the right tools will pay back the initial investment many times over.
Consider these questions before purchasing digital solutions for your company
That old saw that goes "If it seems too good to be true..." applies to home improvement marketing and sales
Instead of resisting client requests for a cost breakdown, Michael Anschel lays all his cards on the table. It sounds like a nightmare but it works like a dream.
How one engineer found an empty niche and not only filled it, but grew it
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