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Drop the Discounts: Freebies Drive Up Value of Services

How about throwing in a free half-bath with that new kitchen? According to new research, consumers see items given away for free as being more valuable than those offered at a deep discount, particularly when paired with something seen as a luxury. Read more

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NAHB Cost of Doing Business Survey Finds Remodelers' Numbers Fall Short of Ideal NAHB Cost of Doing Business Survey Finds Remodelers' Numbers Fall Short of Ideal

The average remodeler posted a 3% net profit in 2011 and took home 6% in owners' compensation, NAHB finds. Read more

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Business How-To: Preparing an Operating Budget Business How-To: Preparing an Operating Budget

A step-by-step guide for creating an outline budget or an itemized budget, depending on your company's size and complexity. Read more

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Two Percent Ain't Cutting It: How Much Should You Be Spending on Marketing? Two Percent Ain't Cutting It: How Much Should You Be Spending on Marketing?

During lean times, you need to work harder to get work. That means ó if you want to grow your business ó you'll need to spend more on marketing. Read more

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As Large Jobs Vanish, Small Jobs More the Norm As Large Jobs Vanish, Small Jobs More the Norm

An increasing number of remodelers are taking on small jobs and maintenance and repair work. The challenge: how to make money doing these smaller jobs. Read more

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