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Happy Holidays from the Trading Up Consulting Team!

And Christmas has come and gone again! As I sit here at the airport waiting for my flight to Brazil, I flashback in my head what an incredible year we had in 2022:

Receiving the Immigrant Entrepreneur Award in Outstanding Business Growth.

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Room for Improvement in the Window Treatment Installation Industry

Two weeks ago, the shower faucet in my bathroom started leaking. So my wife called the same plumber we used once before. He was recommended by a close friend.

The first time, he showed up on time, was very clean, and performed the work timely and...

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Wise Move: Creating Community in the Window Fashion Industry

Have you ever received a suggestion or advice that you didn’t pay much attention to at first, only to realize later that it would have saved you a bunch of aggravation? Yeah, me too. Today I will be sharing one of those moments with you....

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Measure Twice and Pay Once: Window Treatment Installer Tip

Most people (myself included) are not big fans of paying insurance premiums. If you add up the amount you have paid for insurance over the years, it would probably (who am I kidding, definitely) shock you. 

But on the rare occasion that...

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Details Matter in the Window Treatment Installation World

A large portion of the window fashions industry is dedicated to discretionary income: Getting consumers with money to spend on things they want versus things they need. 

For that reason, these consumers can be very selective about the...

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Expensive Assumptions: Window Fashion Industry Tips

Hey Pro!

Hope your summer is going well. I have been working pretty hard on several fronts. Selling and installing in five states at Shades In Place, recording classes and signing agreements at Trading Up Consulting and remodeling an investment...

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Are you Having Trouble Finding a Good (GREAT) Window Treatment Installer?

Are you stuck doing all of your installs?

Finding a quality installer to work for you while you focus on sales and growing your company can come with lots of ups and downs.

That is why I decided to put my 15 years of experience installing all...

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What it Takes to Become the Best Window Treatment Installer in the Game

Do you have what it takes to be the BEST in the industry?

Whether you're just starting out or you're a seasoned professional looking to STAND OUT, here are just a few ways to do so:

1. Make sure you have a problem solving mindset: we are bound to...

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How to Find Trusted Window Treatment Installation Accounts to Work With

Finding trusted installation accounts to work with can be a tough task.

From vetting out reputable outlets with quality products to finding experienced dealers to work with, here are my tips to finding top notch installation accounts in your area:...

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Little Details Every Window Treatment Installer Should Pay Attention To
Are you missing these details on the job site?

Being detailed oriented plays a huge part in making sure the job gets done PERFECTLY. I'd like to think it's one of the skills that
has  helped me gain so many positive reviews about my work as a...
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Mounting Options for Window Treatment Installers

A silly small mix up between "I" and "O" can cost you thousands of dollars and lots of aggravation between you and your client. Can you believe that? In today's blog post, I explain the reasons behind it.

More often than not, I see mistakes at the...

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Window Treatment Installation Trends in 2022

With a new year, comes new trends for you to stay on the lookout for and the window treatment installation industry is no different!

Each year, we see certain window covering styles become highly requested, certain colors over others, etc. Here...

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