May 2015 Table of Contents

From the Editor
Our Favorite Takeaways From This Year's Big50s Our Favorite Takeaways From This Year's Big50s

Emulate these great ideas in your own endeavors Read more

Cover Story
Your Business
5 Ways to Make it to the Big50

Incorporate these practices into your company’s operations Read more

Make Upgrades Look Like a Bargain

These four upselling techniques could turn a 'no way' into a 'yes, please' Read more

Sell More Jobs by Getting the Most Out of Your Just-Finished Work

Remember the lesson of Ivan the Terrible (the terrible contractor, that is): Create a 'Validating Presentation' Read more

Legal When In Doubt, Document

Keep a written record of all business activities to avoid costly legal disputes Read more

Buy Your Remodeling Clients a Meal. It'll Pay You Back Later

Taking customers to dinner gives you an opportunity to learn about and fix problems ... and boost your reputation Read more

Products
Products for Creating an Outdoor Oasis Products for Creating an Outdoor Oasis

Customize outside with fire pits, hot tubs, pavilions, and more Read more

You Built It
Sun-Splashed Basement Provides an Airy Escape You Built It Sun-Splashed Basement Provides an Airy Escape

Sleek accents like frosted doors and a teak wall make this space a stylish hideaway Read more

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