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When It Comes to Asking Clients for a Deposit--Some Advice

Once they've written a check, customers don't change their minds. But you need to get that check. So be clear about how much you need for a deposit and why. That will eliminate most pushback. More

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A Project Form to Help Ensure Clients Pay on Time

Get Dwell, a handyman service in Chicago's northern suburbs, uses a project management form not just to organize crews but also as a means to make certain the company gets paid for its work each day, every day. More

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Why Smart Roofers Do Attic Inspections Why Smart Roofers Do Attic Inspections

If you don't currently do attic inspections as part of your process for selling roofing, read on. An attic inspection will not only yield important information about the state of the roof, it will also set your company apart from the competition. More

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Financing--It's Back

More money, new lenders, and relaxed credit standards revitalize the once-flagging market for home improvement financing. More

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Installing full-frame replacement windows Installing full-frame replacement windows

A window and door specialist from Chicago shares fast and efficient installation methods to ensure windows perform well and stand the test of time. More

Torch-down the roof, not the building
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Torch-down the roof, not the building

Can you handle torch-down roofing? Not every roofer can, as evidenced in the... More

Can a roof ever resist a tornado?
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Can a roof ever resist a tornado?

A fast-moving storm system triggered dozens of tornadoes on Sunday that killed at... More

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Star Power: Reputation-Building Online Star Power: Reputation-Building Online

A few negative reviews online can nullify all the marketing dollars you're spending. That's why you need an online review strategy. More

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Happy Wife, Happy Life: Successful Selling Acknowledges Gender Difference Happy Wife, Happy Life: Successful Selling Acknowledges Gender Difference

Women often control the home improvement purchasing decision. Salespeople ignore that fact at their peril. More

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ABCs of Selling: Present Options, Sell the Best ABCs of Selling: Present Options, Sell the Best

Empower customers by presenting several solutions to their home improvement problems. More

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