Victoria Downing

Setting Benchmarks for Success
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Setting Benchmarks for Success

Do you know what it takes to run a successful business? Victoria Downing,... More

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Adding Salespeople? Make Sure You Do These 3 Things

These days of growth make it likely you're either hiring salespeople or thinking of doing so. But before you do, REMODELING consultant Victoria Downing says that you first must make certain you have a system in place to help that new hire excel. Here's what to do. More

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How Using Core Values as a Touchstone Leads to Profits

Victoria Downing tells of a Michigan remodeler who didn't just write a set of core values; he refers to those values at every one of its weekly staff meetings. The result? Happy customers and a successful business. More

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Peer Groups Help Businesses Stay Afloat

Members of a peer review group understand what other business owners are going through, will help them find solutions, and keep them accountable. More

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Why Equity Is Key for Growing Your Business

Getting the right employees in place can help you sell more and, as a result, build equity in your business so your company can continue to grow. More

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How to Delegate to Grow Your Business How to Delegate to Grow Your Business

If you want to grow your company, you'll have to delegate more often and more efficiently. Here's how to do that. More

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Good Partners Make Good Business

Business partnerships arenít easy. Building a strong, respectful business partnership takes time and dedication. Remodeling industry consultant Victoria Downing profiles the pair that makes Olney, Md., Hammer Contractors a success. More

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Help Is on the Way: Create Some Breathing Room by Hiring an Intern

John Rogers of John Rogers Renovations, in Woodstock, Ga., hired an intern to help gather information that would help the company create processes and systems. More

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Retreat to Rejuvenate: Why Annual Retreats Are Good for Your Company

Industry consultant Victoria Downing interviews Steve Barkhouse of Amsted Construction about his company's annual planning retreat and why it's so important. More

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Deselect Low-Value Tasks to Deliver Better Customer Service

Industry consultant Victoria Downing outlines a strategy to lighten your workload More

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