Checklists – Why they work Checklists are just processes in their simplest form. They are easy to read and understand. They keep track of your progress. A checklist can tell you what’s been done, and what hasn’t. Almost anyone can use one. And they are incredibly important at times.  Airplane pilots, whether private or commercial, […]

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Choosing the ideal client Good clients… We all want them. They make you feel better about yourself. They pay their bills. They love your work. They are happy and content. These are the type of clients you’d like to work with, but have you created a process to maximize your chances of getting the best […]

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Charging for estimates may seem like a Kamikaze move Charging for estimates can be a big plus, but when’s the best time to pull the trigger and jump into the ‘charging for estimates’ pool and not go down like a Kamikaze. Oddly enough, Kamikaze translated means divine wind, which you may need to get you […]

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A blessing and a curse Email is one of the greatest, most useful tools in this day and age. We use it daily. We communicate with nearly everyone, at some point, with email. We get spam, family news, marketing information, sale ads, industry news, tips, notifications, and birth announcements. It comes to us at a […]

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Patriotic thoughts and good food For those in the USA, Happy Independence Day!!! What a glorious time to be alive. Think of how much has been done by so many to get where we are today. A lot of hard work by millions of people, striving to be free and provide a good life for […]

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A $3 million dollar speed boat A year or so ago I had the privilege of taking a tour on the River Gorge Explorer, which docks at Ross’ Landing in Chattanooga, TN. The River Gorge Explorer is not an ordinary boat. It is a $3 million dollar high-speed catamaran that can exceed 50 mph. Lots […]

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Part 2 of 9 Cool Evernote Tips Last week I went over the first five Evernote tips. I hope you enjoyed them and put them to use. This week you’ll explore the final four tips.  6. Reading with Evernote Clearly We all browse the web a lot, and many sites are cluttered with ads and […]

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Just in case… Hello again and happy weekend to you. I’ve talked to a lot of remodelers lately and the consensus is OVERWHELM. The summer is getting warmed up and homeowners are stampeding to their contractor of choice. Most remodelers are getting a backlog and are struggling to juggle all the jobs they have on […]

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Join David Hawke and Randall Soules in their Remodeling Business Blueprint Podcast as they discuss the pro’s and con’s of becoming a niche market. Businesses such as exterior contractors often enjoy large revenues and profit margins because they can market to specific markets. They know their products, are specialists at selling their products, and have crews […]

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Change of scene There are times when I just need to get out of my office and change my environment for a little while. Since I can write almost anywhere, I throw my laptop in my backpack and set out for a favorable spot that has wi-fi. Many times I end up at the nearest […]

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