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The Wisdom of Rated Highest in Quality and Helpful Expertise

I’m sure we agree that growing your Quality Customer base is the right path to building your company for the long haul. It’s your Quality Customers who allow you to produce good-margin work, nurture staff members who take pride in … Continue reading

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“I’m not you.”

A few years back, I was giving some fatherly advice to my then 20-year-old son. I was certain that the advice I prescribed him was wise and would be carefully considered. After I finished pouring forth my golden words of … Continue reading

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Who’s the fairest of them all? That’s the essential question your potential clients ask as they evaluate you and your competitors. The data points they gather and how they process those data will determine whether you or your competitor wins … Continue reading

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The First Four

One-one thousand, two-one thousand, three-one thousand, four-one thousand. That’s how quickly prospective clients judge your company. In just four seconds, your company has made a first impression, and after four minutes, that impression has solidified. And although this impression can … Continue reading

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The Year of the Customer!

Even if your company already performs well for your customers, there’s a lot more to it than that if you want to have your best year ever in 2015. That’s why we’re formally declaring that 2015 is “The Year of … Continue reading

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Old-Fashioned Way

In this new digital age in which we operate, most of us share a nagging feeling that we aren’t doing enough new stuff to keep up with the times. This may very well be true, but I also suggest that … Continue reading

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Timeliness: Reducing the Impact of Conflict by Keeping an Eye on the Time

One of the most common complaints I receive from consumers who request mediation is related to breaches in the unspoken contract of timeliness. Contractors, mechanics and other service pros, please hear this: Next to your competence, the most important thing … Continue reading

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Teamwork!

How well does your team work together? We know that teamwork in sports—or lack thereof—is usually the difference between a win and a loss: the muffed handoff to the fullback (ouch), the perfect execution of blocking in a 20-yard run … Continue reading

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Force Success!

Ask most company managers and they’ll tell you the key to satisfying customers is to “do what the customer wants.” Although this is a reasonable answer, I believe in embracing the philosophy of “doing what the customer needs” instead. Although … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Checklist: Getting Ready for 2012

We’ve created your ultimate checklist by analyzing our surveys of more than 120,000 local homeowners and interviews with owners of local top-rated companies. How to conduct a 10-minute brand audit. How valuable is your company’s brand? It’s the all-encompassing visual … Continue reading

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