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  • Many of our Remodelers Advantage members have built their companies up over a period of time, often starting with 1-2 employees and adding team members as the company grows from year to year. Production, Sales, Estimating, Support… The next thing you know, you have 10, 15, 20 employees or maybe more. In this episode of PowerTips TV, we talk about organizing your team and creating an org chart, n...

Remodelers Advantage Inc.
Remodelers Advantage Inc.
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  •   Many of our Remodelers Advantage members have built their companies up over a period of time, often starting with 1-2 employees and adding team members as the company grows from year to year. Production, Sales, Estimating, Support… The next thing you know you have 10, 15, 20 employees or maybe more. In this episode…

Remodelers Advantage Inc.
Remodelers Advantage Inc.
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  • Our team at Builder Funnel attends the annual Digital Marketing Conference INBOUND in Boston every year. We know we are always bound to come back to Colorado Springs overflowing with new ideas, inspiration, and technology updates for the coming year. 2017 was no exception. With a heavy emphasis on storytelling, social media marketing, video marketing,…

Remodelers Advantage Inc.
Remodelers Advantage Inc.
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  •   Building out a sales team can be challenging, especially for business owners who haven’t done it before. I think it’s safe to say that most Remodeling company owners are directly involved in the sales process for their companies, if not being the main sales person… So when is it time to add a sales…

Remodelers Advantage Inc.
Remodelers Advantage Inc.
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  • Building out a sales team can be challenging, especially for business owners who haven’t done it before. Most Remodeling company owners are directly involved in the sales process for their companies, if not being the main sales person… So when is it time to add a sales person and how do you do it effectively? Today's Episode of PowerTips TV covers When and how to bring on your first remodeling s...

Remodelers Advantage Inc.
Remodelers Advantage Inc.
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  • It is that time of year again. The trick-or-treating is over, you set our clocks back, the leaves are changing colors and holiday travel plans are being made. Then you read blog posts and articles reminding you that it’s time to put together your budget for the coming year. Are you excited, indifferent or frustrated?…

Remodelers Advantage Inc.
Remodelers Advantage Inc.
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  • Letting an employee go is one of the most unpleasant parts of owning or managing a business. We all want our employees to be fantastic in their jobs... to be so wonderful that we never have to think about firing someone. But that’s not the real world, now is it? In today's episode of PowerTips TV we’re going to talk about how to fire someone the right way and give you a few tips and advice to ke...

Remodelers Advantage Inc.
Remodelers Advantage Inc.
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  •   Letting an employee go is one of the most unpleasant parts of owning or managing a business. We all want our employees to be fantastic in their jobs... to be so wonderful that we never have to think about firing someone. But that’s not the real world, now is it? In today's episode we’re…

Remodelers Advantage Inc.
Remodelers Advantage Inc.
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  • After more than 30 years of working with remodelers around the country, I have encountered nearly every problem to confront a remodeling company: the dissolution of long-term partnerships, ineffective marketing tactics, sales systems that don’t produce results, unmotivated production crews, theft from overhead coffers, bankruptcy and terrible accidents on the job. On the other side,…

Remodelers Advantage Inc.
Remodelers Advantage Inc.
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Remodelers Advantage Inc.
Remodelers Advantage Inc.
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  • As we prepare to launch our next season of PowerTips TV, using video as a key component to a healthy content marketing plan is, of course, top of mind. Why are online marketers spending so much time and effort producing and delivering video content? According to the Content Marketing Institute (CMI), your audience is 10…

Remodelers Advantage Inc.
Remodelers Advantage Inc.
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  • We talk with prospective members of Remodelers Advantage Roundtables just about every day, from all over the US and Canada… and a common theme in every conversation is the owner’s overwhelming feeling that they are “on their own” when it comes to figuring out how to succeed in this industry of ours. Clearly, we would…

Remodelers Advantage Inc.
Remodelers Advantage Inc.
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  • During the recent Remodelers Summit in Minneapolis I gave two presentations on the finer points of WIP – or more specifically what I’ve noticed over years of studying the nuances of this incredibly vital and complicated tool. The majority of the information is relatively straightforward – but a few problems recur in many RA Member’s…

Remodelers Advantage Inc.
Remodelers Advantage Inc.
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  • This week’s throw-back episode goes back to 2015, but the topic remains a top discussion point at almost all Roundtables Meetings here at Remodelers Advantage. According to a recent article in Fortune Magazine, “60% of contractors reported difficulty finding skilled workers in the third quarter of 2017 due to an ongoing skilled labor shortage...” and…

Remodelers Advantage Inc.
Remodelers Advantage Inc.
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  • As we recover and catch-up from Remodeling Excellence Week in Minneapolis we take a closer look at how to handle and digest the great information you gathered as well as how to capture and reach out to your new-found business leads and contacts. We found a great article from Robert Half International Inc. that gives…

Remodelers Advantage Inc.
Remodelers Advantage Inc.
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  • Today’s Throw-back episode, "How to Attract High-End Customers" was a topic previously suggested by a Remodelers Advantage Member… Thank you again @LeoLantz. And speaking of suggested topics… We are working hard on our new season of PowerTips TV, coming back in just a few short weeks. We would love to hear from you regarding topics…

Remodelers Advantage Inc.
Remodelers Advantage Inc.
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  • You’ve discovered Instagram among the barrage of evolving and emerging social media platforms. FINALLY – a platform that you understand. Pictures, a caption, and maybe even a few related hashtags. Easy! Instagram’s simplicity is part of what draws users to it. It’s minimalist and streamlined – and it’s in everyone’s pocket. And whether you’re willing…

Remodelers Advantage Inc.
Remodelers Advantage Inc.
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  • As we gather in Minneapolis for Remodeling Excellence Week we wanted to share the following infographic with you, based on the article, "How to Get the Most Out of a Conference" by Harvard Business Review's Rebecca Knight.      

Remodelers Advantage Inc.
Remodelers Advantage Inc.
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  • On Tuesday our PowerTips post covered some great ways to increase your company’s valuation if you are eventually going to sell your business. So we figured we would stick with that same line of thought as today’s PTTV Throw-back talks about Succession Planning, or how to plan for your sudden or eventual departure from your…

Remodelers Advantage Inc.
Remodelers Advantage Inc.
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  • Recently there’s been much discussion among our members about selling their remodeling business, or perhaps handing the business over to a 2nd or 3rd generation family member. These discussions are typically driven by a company’s founder or current owner who is nearing retirement age and wants to take advantage of the value they’ve built up…

Remodelers Advantage Inc.
Remodelers Advantage Inc.
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  • In this week’s throw-back PTTV episode, I discuss the importance of brand impressions and making the most of those hard-earned marketing dollars. We look at a great way to increase your brand’s reach, lift your brand’s image and more! And as always, we love to hear from our PowerTips subscribers on effective ways that you…

Remodelers Advantage Inc.
Remodelers Advantage Inc.
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  • The phrase at the end of most job descriptions, “and all other duties as required” is one of the most dangerous expressions a remodeling company can include when looking for your next team member. While it is intended to capture any additional items that are not included in the overall description, it often has very…

Remodelers Advantage Inc.
Remodelers Advantage Inc.
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  • Hiring the wrong employee can cost more than the expense of hiring, training and on-boarding their eventual replacement. Your company’s culture is at risk and irreversible damage can occur and if the new hire is client-facing. In today’s throw-back PTTV episode, I take a closer look at the hiring process and even offer a free…

Remodelers Advantage Inc.
Remodelers Advantage Inc.
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  • “He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” Benjamin Franklin At our Roundtables meetings members will sometimes use the term “head trash” and it typically means that an individual has comes up with an excuse, an unfounded thought or a weak reason why they can’t accomplish a goal. Remodelers often…

Remodelers Advantage Inc.
Remodelers Advantage Inc.
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  • We have many Remodelers Advantage members and alumni who are part of a thriving family business. Working with family can be both a fulfilling and frustrating experience not only for family members, but for your employees and clients as well. In today’s throw-back episode of PowerTips TV we take a closer look at five mistakes…

Remodelers Advantage Inc.
Remodelers Advantage Inc.
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  • For business owners, the tragic events unfolding before us in Texas prove the critical importance of having a disaster recovery plan. Ask yourself, “How would my business survive such a catastrophe? How would we continue to operate?” According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 40% of businesses do not reopen after a disaster, and…

Remodelers Advantage Inc.
Remodelers Advantage Inc.
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  • It’s never too late in the year to insure your sales team is operating at top efficiency and delivering the results needed to hit your goals for the year. Whether you are managing a sales team or taking on sales yourself as an owner, you must measure and track your company’s efforts. In today’s PowerTips…

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