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Facebook rolls out two updates worth your attention 

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The home services platform adds several new features

Today, your real competition isn’t the other remodelers, builders, or designers in your area; your real competitor is the homeowner

remodelers and the new overtime regulations

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On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor redefined the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime threshold

all roads lead to your website

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Like it or not, your website plays a key role in your marketing. Maximize its impact with these tips

how to hit your marketing target

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If your marketing isn't delivering the results you expected, here's what you can do about it

Many home improvement business owners reaching a key growth stage will consider if, when, and how, to engage someone else to run their company

Be careful not to run afoul of federal cooling-off regulations

Homeowners don’t expect all that much from exterior contractors. That’s your opportunity.

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Home improvement companies share secrets of success for recruiting young sales talent

The greater the effort made to prepare new hires for their job, the more likely it is that they will succeed

For a business owner or leader, midyear is an ideal time to replan, revise, and regroup

Photo: Dan Morrison

Photo: Dan Morrison

Held fast in the grip of an ongoing shortage of workers, the remodeling industry is embarking on a series of initiatives to combat the problem

Kayleen McCabe, host of DIY Network’s Renovation Nation

Kayleen McCabe, host of DIY Network’s Renovation Nation. Photo: courtesy Kayleen McCabe

How Kayleen McCabe is doing her part to address the labor shortage in construction

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If you're threatened with a lawsuit, what you do—and don't do—matters

Dr. Helen Fischer

Dr. Helen Fisher, renowned author and contributor to the book, Enlightened Power: How Women are Transforming the Practice of Leadership, will headline this year’s Women in Residential Construction conference. Photo: courtesy Helen Fisher

Human behavior author to speak on business leadership, innovation

Empty pockets—client won't pay. Photo: Pixabay

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Once burned by a nonpaying client, contractors will find ways to make sure the experience isn't repeated

SawStop saw blade, Photo: courtesy SawStop

Photo: courtesy SawStop

The maker of flesh-sensing blade brake technology on saws will continue its lawsuit accusing other saw makers of conspiring to boycott its innovation

Ryan Boehm of Mosby Building Arts, in St, Louis, winner of the company's ICART award.

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At Mosby Building Arts, in St. Louis, managers use a company award—and polar bear totem—to reinforce the good stuff

Normandy Design Build Remodeling is Professional Remodeler's 2016 Market Leader for customer satisfaction, East. 

One of the ways that Normandy Design Build Remodeling leads the field in customer satisfaction is through a single-point contact strategy with clients. Here, Normandy designer Leslie Molloy consults with clients on materials. Photo: courtesy Normandy Design Build Remodeling

Making sure the company's reputation online is spotless goes a long way toward boosting customer loyalty for this Illinois remodeler

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