November 2014 Table of Contents

Features
Train to Gain: Remodelers Reveal Valuable Training Tips Train to Gain: Remodelers Reveal Valuable Training Tips

If it’s true that a company is only as good as its people, then you need good people. And training will make your good people even better. Read more

Make the Most of Your Marketing Strategy Make the Most of Your Marketing Strategy

Good work and word-of-mouth advertising can only take your business so far. A detailed marketing strategy can bring in better leads and close more sales. Read more

From the Editor
Weather the Labor Crunch With Crafty Thinking

Remodeling today is less about handwork and more about machine tooling. And that’s not a bad thing. Read more

Your Business
Goodbye, Gofer: New Rules for Internships Goodbye, Gofer: New Rules for Internships

If you’re interested in setting up an internship program in order to get “free employees” to sweep the floors, think again Read more

A Look Back at the 2014 Remodeling Show A Look Back at the 2014 Remodeling Show

From tech tips to new business opportunities, this year’s Remodeling Show treated attendees to the latest in the industry Read more

Make Your Sales Department Hold Weekly Meetings, Even if You're the Only Person in the Department

Creating a procedure for tracking work will boost results, reduce tensions Read more

Angie's List Poll: Consumers Getting Bad Advice on Lead-Paint Rule Angie's List Poll: Consumers Getting Bad Advice on Lead-Paint Rule

The review company is excluding home improvement businesses from its list if they lack RRP certification Read more

Design
Hide and Seek: Smart Storage Ideas Hide and Seek: Smart Storage Ideas

Storage solutions that offer more than meets the eye Read more

Before + After
1960s Kit House Revamp Brings New Life to Vintage Modernism-on-a-Budget 1960s Kit House Revamp Brings New Life to Vintage Modernism-on-a-Budget

A weekend-house remodel uncovers a neglected Long Island gem Read more

You Built It
Simple Design Makes Master Bath Shine Simple Design Makes Master Bath Shine

Rather than resist the rectangular space, this San Fran master bath embraces its symmetry Read more

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