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Self-Taught MBA: Investments, Costs, and Expenses: Whats the difference?

Self-Taught MBA: Investments, Costs, and Expenses: What's the difference?

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Using financial terms the wrong way causes confusion that costs you money. Learn the real meaning of the three most common words used to describe financial transactions.

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Interesting Index

Interesting Index

Update from Elliot F. Eisenberg, the Bowtie Economist

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Self-Taught MBA: Builder Uses His Business Expertise to Help Others

Self-Taught MBA: Builder Uses His Business Expertise to Help Others

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Bill Asdal turned a successful remolding company into a business school for other remodelers and even some business that have nothing to do with construction.

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Self-Taught MBA: Drones for Homebuilders

Self-Taught MBA: Drones for Homebuilders

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Toying with the idea of a holiday drone purchase? I’ll give you a business reason to go ahead and buy one.

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Self-Taught MBA: New Business Books

Self-Taught MBA: New Business Books

Some titles to consider as gifts to yourself (open them before Christmas), business books worth your precious time and money.

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Self-Taught MBA: Motivating Your Team to Improve Productivity

Self-Taught MBA: Motivating Your Team to Improve Productivity

Unlike most industries, where production has risen dramatically over the last two decades, the construction industry remains stuck in a rut. Researchers suggest that construction-worker motivation may be to blame.

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Self-Taught MBA: An Economist on Homebuilding and Remodeling Today

Self-Taught MBA: An Economist on Homebuilding and Remodeling Today

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Taking the pulse of the present and near future homebuilding business with economist Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D.

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Self-Taught MBA: Asking for Two More Weeks

Self-Taught MBA: Asking for "Two More Weeks"

A smarter way to handle the inevitable delays.

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Self-Taught MBA: Head (Way Down) South Young Man

Self-Taught MBA: Head (Way Down) South Young Man

Until recently, only Latin Americans headed toward “El Norte,” for good jobs with real wages. Nowadays, North American builders are also heading south, to Latin America, looking for good projects with real profits. We talk with one former Oregon framing contractor about his recent decision to build in Ecuador.

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Self-Taught MBA: Accounting for Callbacks

Self-Taught MBA: Accounting for Callbacks

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Creating a separate “job” to track all you spend on callbacks may help you identify weak points in your construction processes and fix them.

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Self-Taught MBA: Should you Embrace New Urbanism?

Self-Taught MBA: Should you Embrace New Urbanism?

The movement is all around--and likely being built in your neighborhood--but what impact does New Urbanism really have on real-estate values and sales? We explore the subject with Steve Mouzon.

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Self-Taught MBA: Filters for a Perfect Fit

Self-Taught MBA: Filters for a Perfect Fit

A successful Dallas remodeler tell us how he identifies clients that are a perfect fit for his company, and avoid costly client mismatches.

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Self-Taught MBA: Managing Expectations

Self-Taught MBA: Managing Expectations

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Whatever your role in the construction process, ensuring customer satisfaction during the weeks and months required to complete a typical project is a tall order. It helps to go over the warranty standards before you do the work, instead of after you get claim.

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Self-Taught MBA: The Elements of Building, a new book by Mark Q. Kerson

Self-Taught MBA: 'The Elements of Building,' a new book by Mark Q. Kerson

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There’s only a handful of books aimed at the business of building. Of those, only three talk turkey to remodelers and small homebuilders, and none were written recently. So it’s about time for an update, and 'The Elements of Building: A Business Handbook for Residential Builders and Tradesmen' fills the void.

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Self-Taught MBA: Trend Spotting (and Trend Setting) with Irina Woelfle

Self-Taught MBA: Trend Spotting (and Trend Setting) with Irina Woelfle

If the “Not So Big House,” “Pocket Neighborhoods,” “Katrina Cottages,” or “Live-Work Units,” have become part of your lexicon, you can thank Irina Woelfle for bringing these ideas to your attention. We discuss emerging trends with our industries most successful promoter.

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