6 Leadership Books to Read Going into 2020

As a business owner or leader in a company, it’s essential to keep growing on a personal and professional level. One way to continue expanding the way you view your career in leadership is by gaining inspiration & knowledge from influential and successful leaders. Leadership is an ever-growing, ever-changing process and no one knows this better than the men and women who have risen to places of prominent leadership.  Glean their wisdom in these six books as you lead your company into 2020. Read more “6 Leadership Books to Read Going into 2020”

The Importance of Creating a Culture of Trust in Your Workplace

If you want your company to run smoothly, function at peak performance, and be a place your team enjoys coming each day, you need to cultivate a culture of trust. Studies indicate that employees value trust more than salaries, benefits packages, days off, or even pay raises! Fostering trust among your team is the most critical thing you can do for the life, health, and vitality of your business. Here are four key steps to cultivate trust in your workplace. Read more “The Importance of Creating a Culture of Trust in Your Workplace”

New Years Resolutions for Your Small Business

With the start of 2020, it’s a perfect time to sit back, relax, and set some goals for your business. Resolutions aren’t just for your personal life. You should be setting goals for your business, too. People and businesses are the two things that should consistently grow – but proper growth doesn’t happen without a plan. Here are three resolutions you can make for the health of your business this year. Read more “New Years Resolutions for Your Small Business”

Infographic: 6 Reasons a Sales Process is Important for Your Small Business

When running Small Business, creating a Sales Process is an essential document for growth. Communication and organization are required when expanding any Small Business and the steps taken from first contact to the final sale must be documented. A Sales Process provides value to your internal team as well as your clients, find out more details in this infographic. Read more “Infographic: 6 Reasons a Sales Process is Important for Your Small Business”

5 Reasons a Financial Dashboard is Important to your Small Business

Whatever industry you work in, understanding the financial aspect of your small business can be quite overwhelming. You may get regular reports on what the company is doing; however, it may not be something you can easily understand. This is precisely where financial dashboards come in and why they are so critical to the success of your company.

It is vital as a part of any business that you thoroughly understand what your financial numbers mean. You also need to be able to leverage that knowledge to improve your success further. Discover why financial dashboards are so essential and how to get yours started. Read more “5 Reasons a Financial Dashboard is Important to your Small Business”

Understanding the Keys to an Accurate Bidding Process

When it comes to construction and trade businesses (plumbers, HVAC Contractors, Electrical Contractors, etc.), accurately estimating and bidding potential jobs is the most crucial and fundamental aspect of a successful project. Remember, there is a difference between general estimates and firm bids. An estimate is an approximation to give clients an idea of what to expect. A quote, or bid, is a fixed dollar value based on a specific time frame.

There are several components of the bidding process that need to be understood and properly executed to complete a job that is both fair and lucrative. Here are some key points to keep in mind. Read more “Understanding the Keys to an Accurate Bidding Process”

5 Ways to Get the Most From Tradeshows

Whether you’re a small business, big business, or a startup entrepreneur, attending tradeshows is inevitable if you want to get yourself out there and grow your business. Tradeshows are possibly the best investment you can make, and today we’ll discuss five tips for getting the most from tradeshows you attend.
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5 Signs You May Need a Trade Focused Business Coaching Firm

​​Some problems are just too big to handle on your own. There are plenty of business coaches out there that are experts in helping you achieve the vision you have for your business—no matter how off track you’ve gotten. That being said, make sure you vet them properly, and also make sure they have extensive experience in working with builders, remodelers and/or Trade Companies.  Below, we’ve gathered 5 indicators that it could be time for some of that extra help.
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8 Methods to Create a Positive Company Culture for Your Small Business

Creating a positive work culture sounds simple in theory, but actually making and maintaining one is a different story. We’ve collected a variety of fresh ideas on how to create a positive company culture for ideal employee retention and attraction. Read more “8 Methods to Create a Positive Company Culture for Your Small Business”

6 Ways to Create Better Buyer Personas

Thorough buyer personas are the key to efficient and effective target marketing. Here, we’ve compiled 6 ways to make sure your buyer personas are as detailed and specific as possible, so your team can enhance its success by knowing exactly who they are selling to. Read more “6 Ways to Create Better Buyer Personas”