Charles Russell

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Staying Power Staying Power

These remodeling companies have been in business for 25 years or more. Whatís the secret to their long-term success? Read more

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Company Retreats Help Build a Strong Team and Set Business Goals Company Retreats Help Build a Strong Team and Set Business Goals

Staff retreats are popular among companies of all sizes and across many different industries. Bringing managers and key employees together in a non-work setting for one or more days not only stokes teamwork and company loyalty but also allows leaders to share important facts, information, and statistics about the firm and its performance. Read more

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Find a growth engine in open book management

Open book management, or OBM, is a management style that gives employees access to all the company's financial numbers. When coupled with profit-based bonuses, it's supposed to make everyone more invested in the company's success. Read more

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Refer Madness

Could it be any easier for homeowners to find home improvement contractors? Only if the online referral industry maintains its current torrid growth rate. Having emerged in the 1990s and then largely imploded in the dot-com bust, this industry is back and bigger than ever. Hundreds of services exist today, from national behemoths that “match” contractors and consumers automatically to one-person companies that know every client by name. Read more

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