Business — Home Improvement
Four big takeaways every remodeler needs to know
7 rules for creating zero punch-list remodeling jobs
As more employers make use of noncompetes, courts find that these restrictive agreements are going beyond the bounds of original intent
Homeowners are often shocked to discover that the roofing company that installed their new roof or repaired their old one is out of business
Business partnerships in the home improvement industry can be golden—provided you take the necessary steps
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
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
Many business owners think that an office manager should be the last person you hire as your company grows. Those with experience say otherwise.
Creating a successful internship program for your company is all about creating a process, including managing it
Some economists suggest the U.S. is overdue for a downturn. Here are key steps to take to prepare your company in case they’re right.
You can’t control how the prospect heard about your company, but you can control that first phone interaction
Buying a car used to involve haggling with a salesperson on the dealership lot. Now most car dealers have an online sales department. Is home improvement next?
The effect of announced plans to change or eliminate the Affordable Care Act, scale back taxes, and rein in OSHA enforcement will likely not be seen right away
Determining what kind of help you need, and when, can not only see your business through a crisis, it can help provide a basis for stable growth
A contentious election year produces an unexpected result. Here’s what some contractors would like to see happen next.
You finished that replacement job two weeks ago and collected the final check. Today a letter from the bank arrives.
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For home improvement contractors today, a lot hinges on review sites