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Are You Giving Your Team the Support it Needs?

Do you keep your staff empowered and engaged? It's not only important to their success, but also the ultimate success of your business. Here are four steps to make sure you are giving your staff the support it deserves and needs. Read more

An Entrepreneur's Guide to Drinking

As a business owner, you may occasionally find yourself at business events or client meetings at a nice restaurant or bar. Do you know how to handle yourself if the event allows for a drink or two? Here's how to pick the right drink for both yourself and the occasion. Read more

Rhode Island Mulls Contractor Education Requirement

Rhode Island is joining many other states in a move to require builders and remodelers to study up on their profession following a recent incident with a developer that left a whole neighborhood in shambles. Read more

The 12 Most Overused Business Buzzwords

Do you use a lot of business jargon when you talk shop with others—phrases such as "hit the ground running" or "value add"? Stop. Such terms and phrases are quickly becoming overused and are making fellow entrepreneurs cringe. Read more

Business Etiquette Still Matters

Even though the business world has become somewhat casual in recent years, that doesn't mean business etiquette has been thrown out the window. How you dress and carry yourself still matters. Read more

How To Re-Discover Your Motivation

It happens to the best of us, usually thanks to monotony. If you've lost your motivation or just want to refocus on what you're doing, changing the way you think—and introducing a few key habits into your routine—can help you get that motivation back. Read more

The Buck Stops Where?

Ever deal with a nightmare supplier? Mike Damora, a columnist for REMODELING's sister publication, REPLACEMENT CONTRACTOR, has. Here's his story and why accountability is an important part of an organization’s culture—and so is a lack of it. Read more

Ways to Motivate Your Staff

Knowing how to motivate your employees can be a difficult task to master. Since everyone is different and most likely at different points in their careers, you will most likely need to rely on more than one way to motivate your workers. Read more

5 Reasons to Make Friends with Your Competitors

Sure, you probably don't want to see your competition be successful, but that doesn't mean you have to view them as your enemy. In fact, there is a lot you can learn from your competitors that can help keep you and your business in the lead. Read more

25 Questions Every CEO Needs To Know How To Answer

If you own a business, there are certain questions that you should be able to answer. Here are 25 of those questions and why you, as a leader, need to know hot to answer them. Read more

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