Management

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An idea that went from crazy to genious in 16 games

Meadowlark Design + Build uses this clear graphic to bring homeowners up to speed on what's involved in a remodeling project

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New 3-D Design software that keeps you (even further) ahead of the curve

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From tracking time to organizing jobs to finding inspiration, these apps belong in your digital toolbox

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How to spot the telltale signs that a client is going to cause trouble 

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Photos: top and bottom right, Tomislav forgo / stock.adobe.com; right, Joshua Rainey / stock.adobe.com; bottom left, Jo Ann Snover / stock.adobe.com 

The line between doing business and committing fraud is thinner than you think 

Turns out punctuation matters in remodeling, too—particularly when it comes to finances and legal matters

As technology innovations proliferate, those who use them first will win

Three steps to mastering something new: Learn it, do it, then teach it
 

This simple checklist will help you plan for a successful 2018 

Write stuff down if youre a remodeler

This is one way for remodelers to 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

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Four remodeling industry veterans’ thoughts on transparency

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

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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

Nine incorrect principles often held by less successful company owners

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

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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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