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Industry leaders Victoria Downing and Mark Harari of Remodelers Advantage host this weekly podcast to bring you, the professional remodeler, tips, tactics and techniques to build a strong, profitable remodeling company. Every week we'll bring you in-depth interviews with leading business experts, best-selling authors, and owners of multi-million dollar remodeling companies from across the US and Canada. Oh, and there's a British lady, too.
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Many people believe that innovation comes from a sudden “aha!” moment, but, that is rarely the case.  So, guest Ben Bensaou is here to share how to continuously embed innovation into your company using a systematic approach. Ben Bensaou is a professor and former Dean of Executive Education at INSEAD. As an innovation consultant, he... The post Ep.168: How to Embed Innovation into Your Remodeling Company with Ben Bensaou appeared first on PowerTips Unscripted.
In a field filled with uncertainty, remodeling teams may find themselves asking an abundance of questions on a regular basis.  And, in many cases, there are questions that haven’t even come to mind yet! So, guest Michael Anschel is here to provide insight into topics that you may not have known you needed. Michael is... The post Ep.167: Answers to Questions You Didn’t Know You Had with Michael Anschel appeared first on PowerTips Unscripted.
The labor shortage has been a frequent topic on this show, and this episode is going to join the ranks.  Guest Andrew Schmidt is here to talk about AMEK’s apprentice and internship program, and the importance of investing in future generations. Andrew and his twin brother started their business as roofing installers in 1996, and... The post Ep.166: Why It’s Critical to Invest in The Next Generation with Andrew Schmidt appeared first on PowerTips Unscripted.
Are you looking for innovative tax strategies to reduce you or your clients’ tax burden?  Or, simply sick of paying more than you need to in taxes? Then tune into this episode to hear vital information that you won’t want to miss! Guest Shauna Wekherlien, CPA provides proven, legal, effective, and easy strategies that any... The post Ep.165: The Top 3 Deductions Your CPA Never Told You About with “The Tax Goddess” appeared first on PowerTips Unscripted.
The most common marketing mistake host Mark Harari sees is a focus on tactic without regard for strategy.  It is important to avoid adopting new fad marketing tactics, and start with a strategic foundation.  Guest Spencer Powell agrees, and he is here to share how to focus on what matters most to your business so... The post Ep.164: Focusing on What Matters Most with Spencer Powell appeared first on PowerTips Unscripted.
As we begin to reflect on 2021, we are taking a look back at some of our more popular episodes.  Check out this episode and listen to the importance of executing a strong business strategy as you begin to make plans for 2022! A successful remodeling business isn’t only dependent on tactics or the larger... The post Ep.163: [Unscripted Back-Up] Strategy Isn’t Enough with Brian Gottlieb appeared first on PowerTips Unscripted.
There is one challenge most remodelers have been facing since long before the pandemic, and that is the labor shortage.  So, what are you doing to find and attract the best talent? Marketing isn’t only used as a tactic for finding sales leads, but also attracting the best talent, and guest Danielle Russell is here... The post Ep.162: Digital Marketing Tactics for Hiring with Danielle Russell appeared first on PowerTips Unscripted.
Accurately estimating a project is critical to profit,  and one of the most challenging components of that estimate is labor.  Can you estimate labor simply and accurately? Are you spending too much time estimating labor for each job?  Guest Chad Vincent thinks so.  Tune into this episode to hear all about his new method towards... The post Ep.161: A Secret Shortcut to Estimating Labor with Chad Vincent appeared first on PowerTips Unscripted.
Our lives have been turned upside down due to the pandemic, especially in the construction industry.  Dealing with supply chain issues, a critical shortage of labor (especially craftsmen), and lingering concerns about COVID-19, many are stuck wondering how to get through it all. However, all of this has also helped provide perspective about moving forward. ... The post Ep.160: Surviving Post-Pandemic: How Do You Find Balance in Your World? with Bob Logan appeared first on PowerTips Unscripted.
Sometimes it may feel that kindness is in short supply.  That’s why it’s so important to take the initiative to remain vigilant and recognize kindness whenever you can.  Guest Chris Stebnitz shares something he does weekly, that results in a huge impact on those around him. Chris is a third-generation remodeling company owner in Elkhorn,... The post Ep.159: One Small Thing That Makes a Big Impact on Others with Chris Stebnitz appeared first on PowerTips Unscripted.
Did you know that 81% of business owners want to stop working in their business in the next 10 years? Yet, most business owners are paralyzed and doing nothing about their exit, because the process seems overwhelming to the point that they don’t know where to begin.  So, how does one focus on their business... The post Ep.158: Creating Your Business Exit Roadmap with Ashley Micciche appeared first on PowerTips Unscripted.
Guest Andy Haste is among one of Remodelers Advantages most successful members, and he attributes that success to consistency and profitability.  But, how does one achieve consistent profits in such an unpredictable, and inconsistent industry such as remodeling?  This episode shares tips, tactics, and techniques to effectively set the goals and budgets to reach, and... The post Ep.157: How to Achieve Consistency in Revenue and Profit with Andy Haste appeared first on PowerTips Unscripted.
While Cost Plus Remodeling isn’t for everyone, it can be an enjoyable and profitable way of doing business.  If it is done well, it can be very rewarding and reduce the uncertainty of a market. Guest David Crane joins this episode to share why cost plus remodeling has proven to be successful for his business... The post Ep.156: Making Money in Cost Plus Remodeling with David Crane appeared first on PowerTips Unscripted.
Remodelers everywhere are plagued by problems getting the products they need to do their work. That anguish is shared by the building materials dealers, and so many others in the industry.  Why have we run short of so many products? What problems need to be solved for us to get out of this dilemma, and... The post Ep.155: When Will the Product Shortages End? with Craig Webb appeared first on PowerTips Unscripted.
So, you’ve been thinking of starting a podcast for your business. While it is one of the best reasons to gain notoriety and establish value for your community of clients, starting a podcast doesn’t mean it will bring success all on its own. Guest John Corcoran is here to share his tips and tricks for... The post Ep.154: How to Make Podcasts Your Most Valuable Marketing Tactic with John Corcoran appeared first on PowerTips Unscripted.
Have you ever heard of SCRUM? SCRUM is a workflow management technique that accelerates projects, and while it is mostly used by software development teams, its principles and lessons can be applied to all kinds of industries.  Guest Dean Tompkins is here to explain how SCRUM is useful in his remodeling business, and how it... The post Ep.153: How SCRUM Can Strengthen Your Design Process with Dean Tompkins appeared first on PowerTips Unscripted.
A remodeler who fears negotiation, is like a roofer who is afraid of heights. Negotiation skills are necessary for success in the field of remodeling.  However, a lot of remodelers are unaware of how to even approach the subject.  Guest Jeff Borovitz joins Victoria and Mark in this episode to talk about how to be... The post Ep.152: The Seven Deadly Sins of Negotiating with Jeff Borovitz appeared first on PowerTips Unscripted.
Successful communication with new or potential customers can make or break a company’s image.  Alongside communication, ensuring that any preconceived notions or assumptions are put aside when working with a new customer can be crucial in securing their business. Victoria and Mark both share experiences with remodeling and trade companies that left them bringing their... The post Ep.151: What Were They Thinking? with Victoria Downing and Mark Harari appeared first on PowerTips Unscripted.
It’s not about the money, rather the feelings the money can bring. In this episode, Jay Wheeler dives into the psychology of financial management and investing in order to provide listeners with the potential reasons behind the way they may manage money.  Whether it’s business or personal finances, Jay describes how to better manage your... The post Ep.150: Behavioral Finance: The Psychology of Financial Management with Jay Wheeler appeared first on PowerTips Unscripted.
Employees thrive on feedback. Then why is it that so few leaders proactively provide it?  The answers, along with simple steps on how to provide timely, respectful, actionable feedback to your employees, are provided in this episode by guest, Tina Clements. Tina, Vice President of The Retail Performance Company, is a leader, speaker, author, coach,... The post Ep.149: How to Give Performance Feedback and Why it’s Critical for Success with Tina Clements appeared first on PowerTips Unscripted.
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