The second best business decision I ever made was 7 years ago – I hired a business coach to help me in my business. There’s so much that you can’t see and figure out when you’re in the middle of it.
Everyone needs a coach. Perhaps I can help you in that role. I offer a complimentary coaching call here, please consider signing up for it.
A little while back in my free private Facebook group for remodelers (called Remodelers Community), I posted this:
‘Tell me one piece of advice you would offer any remodeler.’
Here are a few of the responses that I thought you would benefit from hearing:
- Learn how to sell projects. Not in a stiff formal way, but rather in a relaxed how can you help your clients get what they want and need
- Set a work schedule and stick to it. The more you offer up of yourself and your time, the more people are going to take it. Everyone needs time off – working weekends is NOT mandatory.
- Think Big! Think Change! Too many remodelers stuck in the “old ways”
- Don’t loose track of your customers after the sale. Make sure you are on job sites talking with your customers, leads, and subs. Frequency of interaction builds trust. Don’t just come around to pick up progress payments.
- Hire Kyle Hunt to help you learn marketing and sales
- Find your niche
- Know your costs
- Learn how to operate the robots that will replace installers in the next 10 years and learn to use the programs that will replace your designers In all seriousness, look to future, things will change rapidly
- The owner should always take a paycheck
- Measure twice cut once
- Know exactly what your markup is and apply it to every single job, no matter how large or small.
- Know your strengths in the business and weakness… don’t be too proud to look for those that can make your weakness become your strength.
- Revenue Flow…. Trailing liabilities…. Leads, Leads and more leads.. Always do a little more than you say you will
- Do what you say you will do