Remodelers Advantage Inc.
Remodelers Advantage Inc.
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  • We are excited to announce the launch of our latest effort to bring relevant content to our members, subscribers, industry friends and associates. PowerTips Unscripted, a weekly podcast airing new episodes each Wednesday, will complement our existing PowerTips initiatives by providing in-depth and fun interviews with industry leaders, successful remodelers and other thought leaders from…

Remodelers Advantage Inc.
Remodelers Advantage Inc.
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  • As we head into a new year, this is always a hectic time for remodeling businesses everywhere. Deadline-driven projects for anxious clients need to be completed. Your subcontractors and vendors are very busy. Many of your employees probably are getting back to work after a long holiday break. Before we get too far into the…

Remodelers Advantage Inc.
Remodelers Advantage Inc.
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  • We wanted to kick off 2018 PowerTips TV with a special edition Throw-back. Right before we closed up shop for the holidays, we received word that our own Mark Harari won a MarCom Gold Award for his work on the Summit Kickoff Video we presented in Minneapolis in September. According to their website, “MarCom Awards…

Remodelers Advantage Inc.
Remodelers Advantage Inc.
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  • Happy New Year! Although I typically don’t make New Year’s resolutions, I want you to make some; these are all guaranteed to make your life better by improving your remodeling business and by making your financials for December more accurate. AND, even better, the numbers you enter for your Roundtables Spring Focus Packet (due February…

Remodelers Advantage Inc.
Remodelers Advantage Inc.
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  • Whether you are looking to re-build your website in 2018, or perhaps you are building a site for the first time, it’s imperative to find a Content Management System (CMS) that will allow you and your staff to make changes to your website quickly and easily. We have many members who have built their remodeling…

Remodelers Advantage Inc.
Remodelers Advantage Inc.
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  • The Holidays can be a tough time to stay on track of personal wellness, especially when it comes to indulging in the great food, treats, drinks, etc. and exercise gets tougher with colder weather hitting much of the country. Today we’re throwing it back to a PowerTips TV Episode that takes a closer look at…

Remodelers Advantage Inc.
Remodelers Advantage Inc.
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  • As your team looks at results from 2017 and makes plans to improve in 2018, interpreting data is at the core of any well-run business analysis. You use historical data to predict your company’s future, create budgets, build marketing plans, and more. Sales close rates, customer acquisition costs, website bounce rates, the list goes on…

Remodelers Advantage Inc.
Remodelers Advantage Inc.
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  • Cash flow issues can be very challenging to manage. They can show up unexpectedly. They can come on very quickly. They can distract the business owner from the important work he or she should be doing. They can disrupt the ability of the company to get a project done. And in their most severe form,…

Remodelers Advantage Inc.
Remodelers Advantage Inc.
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  •   If there is one thing the Remodeling Industry does well, it’s recognizing great work and well-run companies. You can’t open a trade magazine or visit an industry-related website without seeing some mention of an award-winning firm being recognized for something. These awards are great for your business if you can get them! Prospects are…

Remodelers Advantage Inc.
Remodelers Advantage Inc.
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  • If there is one thing the Remodeling Industry does well, it’s recognizing great work and well-run companies. You can’t open a trade magazine or visit an industry-related website without seeing some mention of an award-winning firm being recognized for something. In this episode of PowerTips TV, Victoria Downing walks you through the process of being selected as an award winner as well as what ...

Remodelers Advantage Inc.
Remodelers Advantage Inc.
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  • Your website should be more than an online brochure with pretty pictures of the projects you have completed. It should be a living, breathing, lead-generation machine. It should be the “Hub” of your digital marketing/content strategy and treated that way when looking at building or re-building your remodeling company’s website. Choosing a website developer to…

Remodelers Advantage Inc.
Remodelers Advantage Inc.
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  • Well, how could that be? If you have more bills to pay than money to pay them, isn’t that a cash flow problem? My guess is that if you are a business owner who has ever faced that situation at any point in your career, you would most definitely have considered it a problem. In…

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 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…

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