August 2014 Table of Contents

Articles
The 2014 Remodeling 550The 2014 Remodeling 550

The biggest remodeling companies in the U.S. reveal their sales, jobs, and prospects Read more

From the Editor When Sales Disappoint, Ask Yourself: Where Does It Hurt?

Odds are, one of these pain points is limiting sales Read more

Home for Life 2014 Site Goes LiveHome for Life 2014 Site Goes Live

Virtual home illustrates how to design a house that functions well and saves money ... for years Read more

Pro.com and Build.com Partner to Match Prices and ProductsPro.com and Build.com Partner to Match Prices and Products

The new partnership allows Pro.com users to browse and order materials on the site Read more

The Home Depot Now Stocks 3-D PrintersThe Home Depot Now Stocks 3-D Printers

The retailer is experimenting with selling the devices at 12 stores across three states Read more

How-To Think You Don't Need an Employee Handbook? Think Again

Even a simple document can protect you from mistakes and lawsuits that can kill your business Read more

When Clients Ask, ‘What’s Your Markup?’ Say This

Answer that question with questions of your own. Then show you're the expert. Read more

Why Calling Yourself a Jack-of-All-Trades Is Bad for Business

Be good at lots of stuff, but advertise yourself as a specialist Read more

8 Classy Products From the 2014 Watermark Awards8 Classy Products From the 2014 Watermark Awards

Wondering about the products used in this year's Watermark projects? Our product editors spotted eight high-end brands. Read more

Will You Price Yourself Out of the Market?Replacement Contractor Will You Price Yourself Out of the Market?

Many contractors struggle with when and how much to raise prices Read more

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