Todd Jackson

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Victoria Downing: Party Trooper: Bring Your Team Together With Company Activities and Events Victoria Downing: Party Trooper: Bring Your Team Together With Company Activities and Events

People and Skills: Even in a tough economy, team-building activities and company events are important for boosting morale and bringing you team together. 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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Marketing to the New Remodeling Client Marketing to the New Remodeling Client

In a tough economy, remodelers are reviewing the value of every promotional dollar they spend. Consumers have changed, and so must remodelers' ways of reaching them. More

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Remodeling Entrepreneurs Are Honored Remodeling Entrepreneurs Are Honored

Four of the most dynamic remodelers in the country, including second-time nominee Iris Harrell, have been selected as finalists for the 2009 Fred Case Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the third annual program named for (and endowed by) the founder and CEO of Case Design/Remodeling. More

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Do Better Deals for Homeowners Mean More to Spend on Remodeling? Do Better Deals for Homeowners Mean More to Spend on Remodeling?

Remodelers and industry insiders consider the impact of dropping home prices and mortgage interest rates on a potential new sector of remodeling clientele. More

Responding to natural disasters
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Responding to natural disasters

Final tallies on the destruction due to October's wildfires in Southern California... More

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Time to review your business practices

With the start of every new year, your P&L goes back to zero. January 1 is always a clean slate, but 2008 looms as a particularly powerful incentive for reviewing your business practices, rethinking your assumptions, and evaluating your personnel. Here's how some remodelers I know plan to confront their biggest business challenges in '08. More

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Protect your business with standard operating procedures

So often people keep information in their heads; only they know how to do a particular task. A business, though, must be prepared for "what if so-and-so got hit by a bus?" scenarios. In other words, who will be able to do the office manager's tasks, for example, if he or she leaves their job? That's where SOPs -- standard operating procedures -- come into play. More

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Challenges involved in managing benefits

In the second installment of our three-part series on benefits, REMODELING examines the challenges involved in managing benefits, as well as the pros and cons of the most common approaches. More

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Developing a design process starting with sales

Todd Jackson of Jackson Design & Remodeling, in San Diego, developed a design process that starts with sales. “If you just turn a client over to a designer, they'll fall in love with a beautiful design that's over budget and can't be built,” Jackson says. More

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