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10 Simple Yet Effective Methods for Improving Your Remodeling Business

Posted on February 20, 2018

10 Simple Yet Effective Methods for Improving Your Remodeling Business

It isn’t easy to run any type of business, but a remodeling business has its own unique challenges. If you love what you do but want to improve your business on a day to day basis, then this list is for you. Keep reading and then stop by Grove Hardware at 909-544-4331 for expert help and competitive prices on all your construction supplies.

  1. Never stop looking forward. The old saying goes, “If It’s not broke, don’t fix it,” but in this industry, if you’re not constantly innovating you won’t be around for the long haul. Look for small and large ways to improve your business.
  2. Start the day with one top-task in mind. One of the hardest parts of running a business is not getting bogged down in the 100s of things that are always on your plate. Instead of getting overwhelmed, take time in the morning to identify the top priority for the day and make sure you get it done.
  3. Stop trying to multitask. You may think that you’re good at multitasking but science shows otherwise – no one is. Focus 100% on what you’re doing at any given money.
  4. Don’t stop with the rejections. Any business hears “no” a lot but that can be doubly true in yours. Smile, thank the person, and move on to the next job.
  5. Don’t face challenges on your own. There are people to support you. Use them! Whether they’re co-workers who can take off some of the burden, employees you can delegate to, or friends and family to help pick up the slack, don’t make yourself a martyr to your business.
  6. Track everything. The more information you have about your company, the easier it will be to build it. Track your daily performance, record all the lessons you learn, note shortcuts, assess your attitude and that of your employees, and file it all away.
  7. Have a selling system. If you don’t have your own system then there’s only one other option: Falling in line with the buyer’s system. That one focuses on getting as much as possible for as little as possible.
  8. Remember that backlog is your friend. Do you want to miss deadlines with clients? No, of course not – but you don’t want to hire an entirely new crew the first moment you have a backlog. Think of that backlog as security that you (and your employees) know where the next job is coming from.
  9. Listen to your employees. As the boss, it’s easy to fall into the trap of assuming you already know how to run your company. You have a certain view from your position and your employees have an entirely different one from theirs. Listen to what they have to say.
  10. Count on your employees and praise them. It’s great to have financial motivators in place for your employees but remember that simply praising them can go a long way – and is extremely important for overall morale.

When you need job supplies, you need to turn to Grove Hardware. We are here to fill a variety of needs and look forward to your next visit.

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