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Using a CRM system for sales leads

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Industry-specific CRM software is often the first choice for home improvement companies with ambitious growth plans

roof warranties—materials and installation

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The term “warranty” may be used quite a bit in a roofing sale, but do homeowners actually understand what’s meant by it?

sales disconnect

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If prospects allow interruptions to disrupt the sales presentation, it may be that they’re not taking you seriously. Time to be proactive.

staff training

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As competition for workers intensifies, home improvement companies direct more efforts to training

undocumented workers

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It’s against the law to hire undocumented workers, and that applies to general contractors whose subcontractors employ illegals

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

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

Tattoo on bicep

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

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

In this bathroom for a master suite addition to a Tudor-style home, most of the daylight comes from two north-facing skylights.

Part of a master suite addition to a Tudor-style home in Denver, most of the daylight comes from two north-facing skylights. A monochromatic palette of light colors was chosen, with a contrasting dark stain used for “his” vanity to make it feel more masculine. Interior designer: Kristi Dinner, KD Design; general contractor: Coggeshall Construction

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