The Most Important Tool In Your Toolbox

Most people agree that installing window treatments professionally requires a great set of skills: technical knowledge, problem solving, good math abilities, communication skills, organization and cleanliness.

Unfortunately, there is one component...

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Make More Money In 2021

By now, every major manufacturer on the market offers automated window coverings. By the same token, virtually every type of window treatment has its automated version as well. Some manufacturers use third-party components such...

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The Installer's Network

When I created Trading Up Consulting, one of my goals was to provide education and networking opportunities for the ones I come across in the industry. And one of the questions I get asked regularly is “where do I find good...

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The Insurance Policy

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 will probably shock you. But on the rare occasion that something goes wrong, you are glad that you...

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Testimonials Matter

Honest question: would you buy a book before reading consumers' feedback? How about selecting a medical provider? Do you ask friends and family for recommendations or do you go to the insurance's website and pick a name that you sympathize with?

As...

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How to be a Pro!

A large portion of the custom window treatment 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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Welcome To Trading Up Consulting

After building and running a successful window treatment boutique studio in the Boston area for the last 15 years (http://shadesinplace.com), I've decided to share my knowledge and skills with colleagues and newcomers to the window covering...

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