Michael Stone

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Are You a Business Owner or Hired Labor?

Michael Stone offers advice on how to operate your business like a pro More

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This Two-Day Class Could Help Your Business

Two days of intensive construction business management training with Michael Stone, author of Markup & Profit; A Contractor's Guide, Revisited. More

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

Odds are, one of these pain points is limiting sales More

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Have I Got a Guy for You: Referral Programs Have I Got a Guy for You: Referral Programs

Don't be afraid to ask for referrals or pay referral fees. More

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Tripping Out: Reducing Lumberyard Runs Is a Matter of Planning Tripping Out: Reducing Lumberyard Runs Is a Matter of Planning

Checkout lines may be shorter, but trips to the building materials store are still time wasted and money lost. More

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An Insider on Outsourcing: Bringing Work In-House May Not Necessarily Save You Money

Faster job completion, higher quality, and lower overall costs for you: three reasons consultant Michael Stone says to stick with specialized trade contractors. More

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To Generate Strong Leads, Get on the Phone

For generating strong leads, few methods of canvassing are as effective as simply getting on the phone with past clients. More

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Set high standards for new hires

Good news about this summer's hiring outlook: Many remodelers who last year could hardly find any applicants for production positions will get dozens this year. Nevertheless, it's more important than ever to set some high standards. More

Actions to keep business strong
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Actions to keep business strong

With leads dropping like flies throughout the industry, refining your marketing... More

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Remodeling show in Baltimore

This year, the Remodeling Show returns to one of its most popular venues ó the Baltimore Convention Center, located on the revitalized Inner Harbor. More

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