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Recalculating Your Window Treatment Business

As a former truck driver in the early days of the 2000’s, I find it fascinating how technology has evolved when it comes to planning and executing a trip.

Thanks to smartphones and apps such as Waze and Google Maps, you will know the details...

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Building Effective Systems: A Key to Success

The year started off just like any other year: goal setting and lots of expectations for my business. However, in February, a friend of our family left this world way too soon and that made me evaluate what was important in life. 

In a matter...

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50 Reasons to Be Thankful

Every year we pause our busy lives to reflect and appreciate the things that we are thankful for. For me it’s no different. But this year has a small twist: I turned fifty in September. Yeah I know, just another day in paradise.

However,...

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The Hangover is Over (50th Birthday Edition)

As they say in Hollywood “the show must go on”. So after celebrating my big 5.0 during the entire month of September, I am recovering and returning to reality.

Don’t get me wrong, traveling, spending time with family and friends,...

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Takeaways From The 2023 IWCE Conference

Last week I presented at the International Window Covering Expo (IWCE) in Charlotte, NC. This is a major trade show for our industry with hundreds of exhibitors from all over the world. The show also offers dozens of classes and seminars in all...

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My First Plantation Shutter Experience as a Window Treatment Installer

Our brains have an incredible feature called memory. This can be a good or a bad thing! If you have experienced something that caused stress in the past, it becomes a trauma everytime a similar situation happens. On the other hand, a positive...

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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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Don't Give Up, Window Treatment Installers!
One thing I always say is required to becoming a window treatment installer is to have a problem-solving attitude.

We're bound to face little nuances throughout our day that we have to deal with but we'll also be faced with challenges we'll have...
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Join Our Window Treatment Installers Facebook Group!

Did you know we have two facebook groups for window treatment professionals?

Our Free Speech group allows for window treatment professionals to speak freely about their work, their challenges and ask for advice! (only window treatment...

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The KAIZEN Way: Tips for Window Treatment Installers

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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Celebrating Small Victories in the Window Fashion Industry

 

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: Strategies for Window Treatment Installers

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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