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I’m Late; How Not To Be

If there is one thing I hate about my daily habits, it’s being late.  I hate to be late- for anything!  But somehow, in the name of productivity I guess, I manage to cut almost every appointment so close that I end up either rushing to make it on time, or late.  The only thing [...]

Success is in the Numbers Part II; Setting Profit Goals

Profit is the name of the game.  Without it there is no tomorrow – business stops.  However, many business owners don’t behave in a way that would convince us that this timeless principle is true.  When I ask audiences to respond to the question “How many know your net profit goal for the year in [...]

The Compassionate (but Ultra-Successful) Leader

Being compassionate and caring is a skill that comes naturally to many leaders. But what happens when employees or direct reports perceive a leader’s compassionate spirit to be a weakness? Or what if, in your boldness to achieve, you are perceived as one who is always demanding more with no apparent thought of others’ wellbeing? [...]

Success in the Numbers – Part 1 Overhead Myths and Musts

Building and remodeling homes is complex business - the variables are countless.  The business of building requires much more than technical expertise.  It requires financial expertise!  Success is in the numbers, and without a commitment to know, and own the numbers, business owners in the construction industry have little hope of ever attaining lasting financial [...]

The Strategic Builder; What is Your Plan?

The building industry is loaded with opportunity unlike any we’ve seen since pre-2008. That translates into a terrific season to grow your building business and capture blazing profits. Taking away two nearly insurmountable obstacles of the past; lack of customers in the marketplace and lack of available financing, builders are left with an open door [...]

Leadership by Inclusion – Inciting Change for Success

How does your business need to change? Every business, after all, is in some state of flux at any given moment, reaching for new levels of success while struggling against the common challenges of varying opinions, behaviors, attitudes, customs and competencies of its most valuable resource – its people. Intentional change is the departure from [...]

How Can I Find (and Keep) Enough Good Employees?

“Help! I can’t find enough good people.” That’s a common phrase among builders, remodelers and trades people around our country these days. It seems our labor force has taken some serious hits since the recession, and left us begging, borrowing and stealing to come up with enough good people to get the work done. This [...]

Success Must Be Defined Before It’s Achieved

Over the years I’ve witnessed many business owners struggling with frustration, stress and self-doubt, all of which takes a very real toll on them both personally and professionally. I know what it’s like because I was one of those business owners for many years. The physical, emotional and financial fallout can be exponential when left [...]

3 Steps to Protecting Your Profit – Finding Your Focus

No one goes into business with the intention of losing money. Yet a preoccupation with busyness often short circuits our decision making ability and prevents us from capturing small opportunities that can make a big difference on the bottom line. The inclination to stay busy is natural, but adopting the daily discipline to seek only the most productive activities is wisdom; the [...]

Your Winning Strategies to Keeping More Profit on the Table

I received an encouraging phone call from a client this morning who had been struggling for most of his business life with a challenge that plagues many (if not most) small business owners. Though his product is excellent, and there is clearly a demand for it in the marketplace, his success ratio for capturing more [...]