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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

Don't be Like This Poorly Reviewed Contractor
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Don't be Like This Poorly Reviewed Contractor

Lifehacker writer Thorin Klosowski reviewed a contractor on Yelp poorly, and then... Read more

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Six Tips To Work More Efficiently—and Effectively

Remodeling columnist Paul Winans revives a 2011 column in which he gives a half dozen great time- and team-management tips, all drawn out of notes from one call with a remodeling client. Read more

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You Can't Stop Making Mistakes. You Can Stop How You Regard Them.

"Mistakes are the real meat and potatoes of continuous improvement," Remodeling columnist Paul Winans says. Here's how to turn errors into opportunities. Read more

Update: Drawer for Hair Dryer
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Update: Drawer for Hair Dryer

This classic Remodeling article recently drew criticism and comments from readers.... Read more

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Use This Guide to Spot How Your Company Is Struggling

Remodeling columnist Paul Winans gives you this compare-and-contrast exercise to help you find the problem areas hurting your operation. Read more

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To Get the Right Customers, Cop an Attitude

Declaring you’re special—and showing how it’s true—can help win you the kind of clients you want to serve Read more

How to Manage Customer Pain Points on Either Side of Remodeling’s Great Divide
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How to Manage Customer Pain Points on Either Side of Remodeling’s Great Divide

Treat first-timers differently from clients who’ve had past remodeling experiences Read more

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