So many remodeling companies start small, with the owner doing almost everything. But as your company grows, and you’re running multiple complicated jobs, trying to do it all only holds you back. But it’s hard to let go. You know you have to delegate some of your duties, but too often that merely leads to
We’re getting esoteric today — applying a sports concept to business. Not too long ago, Mark read an article and shared it with Victoria about fixing something that’s broken in basketball — the intentional fouls at the end of the game to stop the clock. Nick Elam is a Mensa member and basketball superfan, who
Every week we ask our PowerTips Unscripted guests to name their favorite business book, and the choices can be surprising — either because they’re new to us or because they’re old favorites that are worth reading again. Mike Medford Sr., Medford Design Build The Power of Positive Thinking, by Norman Vincent Peale Mike’s pick
You’re not running a successful company unless you have a good work/life balance. But there’s only one way to sustainably grow your company without sacrificing your life, and that’s by having a strong leadership team. Steve Barkhouse stops by to give Victoria and Mark a crash course in how and why you should have a
The remodeling industry is enjoying a business boom and tremendous growth. But there are few warning signs that your roll may slow some in 2019, and there are factors to take into account as you work your business plan this year. Rising prices will complicate the continued growth of the remodeling market — analysts say
We are excited to launch a blog dedicated specifically to the world of LEAN Process Improvement for remodeling companies. Doug Howard, Director of Consulting for Remodelers Advantage, will continue to bring you timely and critical information about this segment of our industry. Today’s PowerTip is a re-post from Doug’s most recent blog post. One
Your accounting is a vital part of your business. You’ve spent valuable time hiring a new accounting staff member. Now what? Too often, owners think the new hire will be able to sit down and get to work with no introduction to processes and policies of the business. This can be a costly mistake. Accounting
We’re in the first full week of the New Year — it’s time to buckle down and get back to work, putting all your plans for 2019 into action. But without some vital pieces of information, you won’t see a true picture of where you’ve been and how to get where you want to be.
You know all about the labor shortage, you’re living with it every day. But there are tools that can help you find the right person for the right job — and help you keep them in your company. Remodelers Advantage has been using a personality assessment tool called DISC for years, and we love it.
I’ve been with Remodelers Advantage now for roughly a year and a half and as we head into 2019, I continue to work with Steve Wheeler, our Business Development leader, on finding and bringing in new members to our Roundtables groups. One of the big questions Steve and I discuss often, when looking at ways