Expensive Assumptions

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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Do You Want to Grow? Then Stop Doing It All!

Want to know the best secret for growing your window treatment installation company?

STOP doing it ALL!

Growing a company takes a lot of work, but when you try to do it all by yourself, you end up burnt out and stuck.

My secret to growing ...

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The KAIZEN Way

In case you’ve never heard of it before, KAIZEN, the Japanese word for constant improvement, is a concept referring to business activities that continuously improve all functions and involve all employees from the CEO to the assembly...

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Why Testimonials Matter

Here's what a good testimonial can show about your business:

1. That your work was TOP NOTCH : Quality work is always worth shouting out.

2. Shows your customer relationship building skills: When a customer talks about your personality in a...

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Celebrating Small Victories

 

This time of year is very special to me. There are several reminders to celebrate life. But first, let me bring you up to speed…

At age 5, I drowned for the first time in a family friend’s swimming pool. 

At age 16,...

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Mr. Know It All

In a world where everything changes so rapidly, you and I can get old really fast. I love to use the car analogy to compare the fast changes we are seeing nowadays.


In a car, the windshield is much bigger than the rearview mirror because the...

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2022 IWCE (International Window Covering Expo) Recap

After a 2 year hiatus without much live interaction we finally had another International Window Covering Expo (IWCE)  in Fort Lauderdale, FL last week!

Here are 5 things that I walked away with:

  • I taught 2 classes at the 2022 IWCE. A full...
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Should I stay or should I go?

Today, we are going to talk about the importance of networking events and seminars and why attending home shows can help you become a better professional. Consequently leading you to more success!

With the International Window Covering Expo (...

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3 Window Types You Should Know as a Window Treatment Installer

Do you know these 3 crucial window types?

If you're a window treatment installer, you should know these 3 window types and how to work with them!

1. Double Windows: one of the most common types of windows, the double window is a type of window...

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A Surreal Experience

Normally, I use this space to share my installation wisdom with you. From tools to customer service and everything in between. Today, however, I am going to share a different kind of experience.


Last Tuesday, March 8th, I received the 2022 BARRY M....

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Be Inspired To Be Your Best Self


Summer is over and now we turn our focus back to work. More specifically, to the busiest season for our industry. No doubt it can (and will) be hectic. I recently came across a newsletter by Harvey Mackay. It captures life’s challenges in a...

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Do You Have What It Takes? Part 3 (final)

Today is Part 3 (final) of our serie Do you have what it takes? Make sure to check it out Part 1 and Part 2 in case you missed them. We are going to discuss four more qualities that are necessary to become an awesome window treatment installer. In...

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