February 2008 Table of Contents

Features
Take Care of Personal Problems Before They Destroy Your Business Take Care of Personal Problems Before They Destroy Your Business

As these remodelers show, shifting focus away from the business for a time to deal with traumatic personal events doesn't have to derail your company. Read more

Remodelers Look For Ways To Attract Young Workers Remodelers Look For Ways To Attract Young Workers

Remodelers who lament the challenges of attracting new people to the profession often point to external factors ó the demise of vocational education, the aging workforce, slackened work ethics ó as the causes of their plight. Read more

Open-Book Management Increases Profits, Makes Employees Accountable Open-Book Management Increases Profits, Makes Employees Accountable

As varied as remodeling company owners are, they share several personality traits. Most are independent-minded and strong-willed, and they tend to keep their cards very close to their vests. But some are finding that open-book management has made their company more profitable and their employees more accountable. Read more

Survey continuation of June 2007 survey on the bidding game Survey continuation of June 2007 survey on the bidding game

This month's Reader Panel survey is a continuation of our June 2007 survey, Balancing Act, which examined the successes and frustrations of remodelers entrenched in the bidding game. Read more

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