Business

This simple checklist will help you plan for a successful 2018 

remodelers attorney's fees under gavel

Maybe, depending on circumstances

When it comes to selling, home improvement is a retail business, with one important difference

Write stuff down if youre a remodeler

A clear org chart and job descriptions will streamline operations and align expectations—just make sure you provide enough detail.

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Some of the most successful companies in home improvement are partnerships, but not every partnership is destined for success. (Photo: Pixabay)

Business partnerships in the home improvement industry can be golden—provided you take the necessary steps

four remodelers thoughts on transparency in pricing in the home improvement industry

Four remodeling industry veterans’ thoughts on transparency

Regularly contacting past clients is a sure way to increase leads and close more sales

Home Advisor

From a commercial as part of the "Just Ask Home Advisor" marketing campaign, which challenges the friends-and-family referral concept. 

A $500 million merger aimed at stomping out the relevance of friends and family referrals

prequalifying prospects

The prequalifying conversation is essential to prevent remodelers from wasting valuable time

A series of powerful weather events creates plenty of exterior repair work. But insurance work can easily find you in over your head.

Sure, an informal agreement with minimal documentation is easy, but it could cost you time, money, and referrals

When a stone of innovation hits calm water, the ripples can be hard to predict

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Facebook is rolling out two updates, and remodelers should take note

Nine incorrect principles often held by less successful company owners

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Drones have become an important sales and marketing tool for exterior remodelers with new uses for the technology just around the corner

Suspect substance abuse? Unless you have a policy in place, your choice in how to respond is to either tolerate it or fire the employee

VR headset for remodeling

Three remodelers' views on 3-D

The do-it-for-me generation values a business model that’s different from the way remodelers have always done it

The best siding companies make proper installation a calling card and point of differentiation

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Illustration: Pixabay.com

Many business owners think that an office manager should be the last person you hire as your company grows. Those with experience say otherwise.

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