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Flashing a Curved Window

How do you flash around a curved window with straight flashing tape? More

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Carbide-tip recip blades

These blades are great for cutting abrasive material but perhaps not the best choice for clean nail embedded wood. More

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How liens can affect your small business

Before taking a business loan, be you sure understand the legal claims. More

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10 Marketing Tricks From The Pros

These tips from professional marketers will give you an immediate boost in the return on investment of your marketing efforts. More

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Designing Porch Roofs

You may find that shed roofs are easy to frame, but gable roofs offer more design options. Here's how one of America's best-known deck builders does them. More

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Why Our Brains Crave Storytelling in Marketing

Data can tell you who to target and where, but stories will make the sale. Prospective clients are more likely to remember stories, such as a unique project, over costs or prices. Here's why stories are the most effective marketing tools. More

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The Secret to Sales Rep Motivation

Do you have an underperforming sales team? Conventional wisdom tells you to throw out more money in hopes of motivating them, but that might not be the best answer. Instead, focus on making your sales manager—or top sales rep—your "frontline" sales coach to guide your team. More

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Tough Customers: Zero in on Gen Y

Young home buyers—and homeowners looking to remodel—are a tough sell. Gen-Y buyers are design-savvy and seem to want it all, but in reality are often short on financing. Here are a few tips and suggestions that can go a long way toward pleasing Gen-Y clients without breaking the bank. More

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Consider This Before Working With a Business Coach

If you want to run your business more efficiently or expand in the future, then you've probably considered working with a business coach. While it's usually a good decision, there are occasions where it can be detrimental. Here's what to think about when deciding whether you should enlist the help of a business coach or mentor. More

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Build a Better Company by Building a Better Company Culture

As vice president of sales at the company, her opinion didn't matter and no one listened to her. So she quit that job to form her own company, which makes products and provides services similar to those of her previous employer, with this difference: She focused on company culture and engaging her employees. More

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