How to Maximize Your Staffing and Training Results: An Executive Guide

The fact that the property management industry has changed in recent times is clear, but the ways in which organizations have responded to the evolution vary widely. One of the industry's biggest challenges is finding the right employees with the right skill set. This paper will cover actionable advice on how leaders in the property management industry attract the best talent and build a strong team through a 3-tiered approach of people, processes, and tools.

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The 5Ws of Tracking Productivity—and How to Start

There are many ways lumber and building materials (LBM) dealer businesses can improve productivity, but before you implement a new process you have to know where to start. This article covers the who, what, where, when and why of tracking productivity in your business, along with how you can measure this in your current operation. This article goes beyond tactics you’ve already put into place and helps you identify areas where you can mine data to uncover areas of opportunity.

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Construction Management Software Buyer’s Guide

Do you love paperwork? Chances are, you’d rather be on the job site doing what you love instead of in the office. If all the administrative work has got you down, you’re ready for a construction project management solution that streamlines operations and gives you more time in the field. This buyer’s guide dives into industry challenges, highlights features, reviews pricing, and wraps things up with a checklist you can use to compare your top choices.

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How to Improve Communication During Custom Projects

Better communication, happier clients, more business. Throughout a project, communication is key. Whether it’s with clients, crews or subcontractors, communication has an impact on your day-to-day processes. Without an organized process for communication, you could be missing opportunities to satisfy your clients or come in under budget and on time. This guide includes tips and best practices for effective communication with everyone involved.

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eCommerce Solutions — How Do LBM Businesses Decide?

There’s no question eCommerce has changed the commercial landscape. The real question is how does the changing landscape fit into your LBM business strategy? Is eCommerce a core capability you need to survive, or does it play a more supportive role while services differentiate your business from others? Whichever way you head, you’ll need a smooth flow from your customers’ expectations to your business process.

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Kitchen Design Pros Fast Facts

Kitchen Design Pros will give you the resources to stand out from the competition and will simplify the process of kitchen design and remodeling.

Here's your competitive edge.

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Recession-Proof Your Business

Current global events and the ensuing economic pressures are forcing businesses to adapt in order to survive. The result is an economy built on businesses that have made themselves immune to the ravages of previous downturns. In order to thrive in today’s climate, technology is key. Cloud-based business management systems allow employees to work from anywhere and help streamline daily tasks. Businesses that pivot to embrace technological progress share evolutionary advantages.

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12 Ways to Compete Against the Big Boxes

It’s no secret that Big Box retailers have emerged in almost every sector, including lumber and hardware. The Big Boxes have changed retail by offering a large assortment of products and, due to the volume they process, lower prices. It’s also not a secret that the advent of the Big Box retailer has put independent establishments of all types out of business and forever changed many American communities. Read how many independents have survived this change by having a plan and competing intelligently for their business.

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Competing on Convenience: How to Win the Retail Race

The word “convenience” is becoming an important part of the customer experience and something that our industry can leverage to better compete with big box retailers. You have the industry expertise, dedication to customer service, and community involvement that gives you an edge over your competition. By making it even more convenient for customers to do business, you can improve loyalty.

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10 Steps to Ensure You Select the Right ERP Software for Your Business

Deciding to invest in new ERP software is a major undertaking for any business. The software you select will impact employees, customers, and vendors and can even change some business processes. Training employees on new technology and updated workflows can be a scary proposition. It’s essential to clearly understand your organization’s requirements and effectively manage the information available for different ERP solutions to help ensure you choose the solution that best fits your needs.

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