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How to Measure Labor Costs--and What to Do Once You Know
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How to Measure Labor Costs--and What to Do Once You Know

Knowing what's typical gets you only partway to your goal of enlightened management Read more

Here’s REALLY How to Pick a Good Remodeler
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Here’s REALLY How to Pick a Good Remodeler

My critique of what’s wrong—and right—about one state’s advice for vetting a pro Read more

Yes, You Pay Your Workers. But Make Emotional Investments Too.
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Yes, You Pay Your Workers. But Make Emotional Investments Too.

Showing real concern for staffers’ lives outside work can improve conditions on... Read more

Work Well With Landscapers and Pool Experts
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Work Well With Landscapers and Pool Experts

If your customers remodel bleeds into the outdoors, collaboration can be key. Read more

Nothing Pays Dividends More Easily Than Giving Thanks
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Nothing Pays Dividends More Easily Than Giving Thanks

It costs you nothing but can help you win customers--and fans--for life Read more

How to Run a Remodeling Firm When You're Gone Four Months of the Year
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How to Run a Remodeling Firm When You're Gone Four Months of the Year

Create great processes, then have faith your staff will do what they're supposed... Read more

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To Make a Marketing Difference, Focus Less on What to Do and More on Doing It

Kyle Hunt finishes marketing month with a list of activities that'll improve your marketing plan. Read more

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Working with a Spouse or Relative? Don't Let Family Ties Strangle You

Paul Winans and his wife worked side-by-side for three decades and ended up with both marriage and business success. Here are his tips on how best to work with partners who share more than just a company name. Read more

Become a Director and Make Your Own Online Videos
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Become a Director and Make Your Own Online Videos

It seems like everyone has videos online, but it's not as easy as just pointing a... Read more

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AARP: Most Boomers Want to Stay Active in Their Current Homes

Boomers are largely happy where they currently are, but homes that foster independent living could sway them to move. Read more

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