Measure Twice and Pay Once

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

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

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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How to Find Trusted 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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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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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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Want to Make Your Life Easier as a Window Covering Dealer?

Want to make your life easier as a window covering dealer?

STOP doing the installations.

Instead, hire and train a TOP NOTCH team of window treatment installers so you can focus on growing your business.

Sign up for the Trading Secrets...

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Join Our 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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What Your Clients Should Think About Your Installer
Your installer = your business' first impression

And the only impressions your installer should leave for your client are good ones.

Being professional, detail oriented and careful are the top three impressions an installer should lead with...
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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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Setting Up Your Van to Maximize Your Profit

Did you know that your van setup can help you MAXIMIZE your profits?

As an installer, time is money and when you can save time, you can increase profits!

I have rounded up some of the best van setups from window treatment professionals all over...

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You Shouldn't Learn How to Install Automatic Shades if You...

You shouldn't learn how to install automatic shades if you...

1. Don't want to increase your revenue $$$
2. Don't want to add more clients/leads to your schedule
3. Don't want to keep up with the trends

Truth is, motorized shades are here to stay and...

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