For a company that sells $5 million or more, someone besides the owner should be managing the salesforce. Here’s what to consider when hiring a sales manager.

With a rapidly changing market, such as we have now, you need to be alert to any changes, so you can maintain a nimble, evolving business

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

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

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

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

Professional Remodler contributor Mark Richardson

When applied to employee personalities and skills, any organization needs the right blend of both types

To keep your business relevant, it must be changing.

While it isn't always possible to predict exactly how things will change, it is important to make the inevitability of change an integral part of your business strategy  

List of contract basics for home remodeling contractors

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To avoid misunderstandings, include these basics in your contracts

Not all remodeling tasks should be paid the same hourly rate.

Photo: courtesy Case Design Remodeling, Bethesda, Md.

Here’s a quick, easy system to see if you’re delegating the right tasks

Management: Keep It Clear and Simple, In Business, PR April 2016

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Three essentials to ensure clear, factual, and detailed paperwork for remodeling projects

What to keep in mind as you prepare to file taxes for your remodeling business

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Dos and don’ts in preparing a tax filing for your company

Hiring cheap subs often comes with its own set of issues that aren't necessarily good for your business

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Paying the price for cheap subs can add up to more than you anticipate

Mark Richardson on remodeling your business

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Apply your approach to remodeling projects to yourself and your business

Kyle Swarm, Operations Manager at Building Company Number 7, in Nashville, Tenn., 2016 Professional Remodeler 40 Under 40 awardee

Kyle implemented the use of an online software system that led to an increase in overall productivity and customer satisfaction.

Jeannine Jabaay, Owner / President at Treeline Construction / Rock Solid Pile Company, in Anchorage, Alaska, 2016 Professional Remodeler 40 Under 40 awardee

In 2015, Jeannine attracted new clients by offering not only decking products but also full interior remodeling. 

Michael Fondas, President at Parmount, Inc., in Canton, Ohio, 2016 Professional Remodeler 40 Under 40 awardee

Michael implements a hands-on approach in his work, which for him is vital to keeping high margins.

Nicholas Yegge, President & Founder at Heartwood Residential, in Los Gatos, Calif., 2016 Professional Remodeler 40 Under 40 awardee

Nick strongly encourages cross-trade discussions and teamwork. 

Jason Kirsch, Owner at Construction Finishes, in Lincoln, Neb., 2016 Professional Remodeler 40 Under 40 awardee

Jason thrives on sharing his knowledge with individuals who are eager to learn. 

Janel Campbell, Design Consultant at Neil Kelly, in Portland, Ore., 2016 Professional Remodeler 40 Under 40 awardee

As a passionate design advocate, Janel was “on a mission” to become a Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer.

Angus Beasley, Co-Founder at Adams + Beasley Associates, in Carlisle, Mass., 2016 Professional Remodeler 40 Under 40 awardee

Angus brought his company from construction-only to being a design-build business. 

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