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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.

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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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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English

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3014905620


Episodes

Ep.43: The Power of Public Relations with Jim Zack - PowerTips Unscripted

12/5/2018
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As remodelers, public relations is often an overlooked part of your marketing mix. We spend so much time and money on online marketing, PR is an afterthought. But with the web’s insatiable need for content, placing projects to get publicity should be a part of your strategy. In this episode, Roundtables member Jim Zack tells...

Duration:00:29:19

Ep.42: How and When To Hire a General Manager with Aaron Enfinger - PowerTips Unscripted

11/28/2018
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As companies experience growth, there are tipping points where changes need to be made. One of those points is when you realize you need additional management for the organization. Many remodelers are considering adding a General Manager, but are unsure how it will work in practice. The Cleary Company of Columbus, OH, reached this tipping...

Duration:00:31:39

Ep.41: Using Virtual Reality to Grow Sales and Profits with Chris Katkish - PowerTips Unscripted

11/21/2018
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Virtual reality creates immersive environments in real time. For remodelers, that means your clients could preview and even “walk-through” their projects to see if they like what they’re seeing. Guest Chris Katkish says VR can help remodelers streamline their sales and design process, trim the length of the sales cycle, and boost production efficiency by...

Duration:00:28:29

Ep.40: Website Best Practices with Mark Harari - PowerTips Unscripted

11/14/2018
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Your website could be the first time a prospective client encounters your remodeling business. What they find there may get you the job or send them off into the ether, never to be seen again. In this episode, Victoria grills our own Mark Harari on how to make a remodeler’s website into a lead-generating machine....

Duration:00:33:04

Ep.39: How NOT to Grow Your Remodeling Business with Judith Miller - PowerTips Unscripted

11/7/2018
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The Great Recession gobbled up a whole slew of remodeling companies, but more of them fail during an economic expansion than during a contraction. Growth is great, but it’s risky, and knowing how not to grow will put you ahead of the game. In this hot market, there are so many opportunities, you can get...

Duration:00:28:30

Ep.38: Learning from the Trucking Industry To Solve Your Labor Shortage with Natalie Putnam - PowerTips Unscripted

10/31/2018
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So many remodelers can’t reach their production potential because of the labor shortage. With the unemployment rate at a 20-year low, the struggle to find and retain good people is curbing business growth for small-business owners, across industries. In this episode, Natalie Putnam tells Victoria and Mark about the hiring and retention strategies that have...

Duration:00:30:10

Ep.37: The Art of Effective Communication with Paul Winans - PowerTips Unscripted

10/24/2018
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Most work requires more than one person to get it done. Effective communication is essential to the enterprise. Everyone has to learn the skills to communicate effectively. One key is concentrating on what brings you success — in work, with your spouse or partner, and in the rest of your life. Build on that. In...

Duration:00:37:36

Ep.36: How to Make Your Photo Gallery a Lead-Generating Powerhouse with Tanya Bamford - PowerTips Unscripted

10/10/2018
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One of the most powerful sales tools your remodeling company has often lies fallow on your website — your project photo galleries. With a little creativity, those photos can be transformed into compelling client success stories. This will boost your organic search rankings, super-charge lead generation, and result in more sales. The power of storytelling,...

Duration:00:24:41

Ep.35: Why You Should Have a Personal Vision Statement with Dave Bryan - PowerTips Unscripted

10/3/2018
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A personal vision statement charts your course — in life and in business. If you don’t have one, you might as well be lost at sea when you’re making decisions. For Dave Bryan, his personal vision statement serves as his North Star, allowing him to plot his course through his life. “There are a million...

Duration:00:28:16

Ep.34: The Evolution of SEO with Spencer Powell - PowerTips Unscripted

9/19/2018
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Marketing is getting more complicated, and search engine optimization can seem like voodoo or black magic. The SEO landscape is always changing, as Google adjusts its algorithms every day. The goal remains the same, though — growing your organic traffic online to rank higher in the search listings, so you get found by the people...

Duration:00:31:30

Ep.33: The Sales-to-Production Handoff with Bruce Case - PowerTips Unscripted

9/12/2018
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To many remodelers, a project works like a relay race, depending on good handoffs of the baton. The sales-to production-handoff is critical, and if you drop the baton, the race is over. But there are ways to make it less of a hard handoff and more of a continuum, says Bruce Case. Bruce joins Victoria...

Duration:00:37:08

Ep.32: Industry Insights with Rick Strachan - PowerTips Unscripted

9/5/2018
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If you’re curious as to where the remodeling industry is going and the key opportunities for the future, Rick Strachan of Hanley Wood has your answers. In this episode, Rick breaks it all down with Victoria and Mark, telling you what will drive growth, and how to face the coming challenges. You’ll get the big...

Duration:00:33:16

Ep.31: How to Successfully Use Cost-Plus Pricing with Josh Baker - PowerTips Unscripted

8/29/2018
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The Cost-Plus Pricing model seems to go completely against common sense, but it’s a concept that we’re getting more questions about from our membership. One contributing factor is that consumers increasingly demand transparency when purchasing products and services — and homeowners are coming to expect it when undertaking a remodeling project. But so many remodelers...

Duration:00:24:45

Ep.30: How to Create a Financial Plan with Sacha Millstone - PowerTips Unscripted

8/22/2018
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Business plans, marketing plans, any plan serves as a map to a goal. Your financial plan is no different. You need to set your goal, write it down, and commit to it. Our Roundtables members do this regularly for their businesses. But too many people get anxious when it comes to looking at their personal...

Duration:00:30:23

Ep.29: How to Build an Award-Winning Company with Jeremy Martin - PowerTips Unscripted

8/15/2018
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Success in the remodeling industry is all by the book for Jeremy Martin. That goes for the 50 books he reads per year, and the systems and business processes he institutes and uses at his company. And most importantly, those two factors culminate in “The Book” — the three-ring binder filled with details and documentation...

Duration:00:34:43

Ep.28: The Dos and Don'ts of Implementing Technology with Donny Wyatt - PowerTips Unscripted

8/8/2018
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Technology is critical to boosting efficiency and ensuring scalability for remodelers and builders, but tech isn’t the answer to everything. It’s hard to know where to start, and what problems tech can solve for you. Too often, you purchase an expensive program, people don’t use it, and it gets shelved. In this episode, Victoria and Mark...

Duration:00:33:17

Ep.27: How I Quadrupled My Revenue with Todd Jackson - PowerTips Unscripted

8/1/2018
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Growing your company requires thinking big, developing innovative strategies, and taking risks. If you do it right, the results can be huge. Todd Jackson did it right, and quadrupled his revenue. In this episode, Victoria and Mark talk to Todd about how he achieved that success, and the details and work behind the big numbers....

Duration:00:40:55

Ep.26: How the Media Business Can Transform Your Remodeling Company with James Carey - PowerTips Unscripted

7/25/2018
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With so many new media and communication outlets, it’s hard to know what channels to use for your own marketing. But that also means there are opportunities — and getting your message out to an audience is easier than ever. Taking the plunge into media can change your business. In Episode 26, Victoria and Mark...

Duration:00:35:13

Ep.25: Open Book Management with Ken Kirsch - PowerTips Unscripted

7/18/2018
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The thought of showing your financials to your employees may be unsettling. We’ve known remodelers who are so leery of sharing their numbers, their field crews don’t even know their project budgets. But it doesn’t have to be that way, says Ken Kirsch, a proponent and practitioner of Open Book Management. In this episode, Ken...

Duration:00:29:35

Ep.24: How to Build Strong Partnerships with Architects with Kyle Lissack - PowerTips Unscripted

7/11/2018
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One of the toughest things for remodelers and builders to do is work with architects or designers and still stay profitable. It can be done, says Kyle Lissack — but it’s a specific business model, and it doesn’t depend on bids, but on the strong partnerships. In this episode, Victoria and Mark find out how...

Duration:00:33:22