Copyright (c) 2014 en-us Fine Homebuilding - "Business" tag posts Fine Homebuilding - "Business" tag posts Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:11:37 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - "Business" tag posts Fine Homebuilding - "Business" tag posts <![CDATA[The Magnificent Moroccan Home Decor]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:25:40 -0500 The Magnificent Moroccan Home Decor Posted by Mahveen
  So if you're planning to sell a Moroccan style home or simply wish to embellish it, take some ideas from above article and rejoice.   When Moroccan home decoration is concerned, first impression... ]]>
<![CDATA[Self-Taught MBA: The Tailgate vs. the Water Cooler]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:05:23 -0500 Self-Taught MBA: The Tailgate vs. the Water Cooler Posted by FPR
Job-site communication styles don’t readily translate to the office environment. I almost lost my job learning this important fact of life. ]]>
<![CDATA[A Checklist for Corporate Relocation]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:53:45 -0500 A Checklist for Corporate Relocation Posted by nancyseo
Relocating your company can be a strenuous and demanding task. All the furniture can be a hassle but the most difficult part is creating a smooth transition for your employees. The following is guide... ]]>
<![CDATA[Self-Taught MBA: An App to Eliminate Callbacks]]> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:45:06 -0500 Self-Taught MBA: An App to Eliminate Callbacks Posted by FPR
By putting installation information at your fingertips, the new app by Construction Instruction helps you get the job done right the first time. ]]>
<![CDATA[Shortage of Lots Worries Home Builders]]> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 09:07:24 -0500 Shortage of Lots Worries Home Builders Posted by ScottG
Builders are finding it tougher to find developed lots, and homebuyers can expect to pay more as a result. ]]>
<![CDATA[Self-Taught MBA: Blue Ocean Advantage]]> Wed, 14 May 2014 13:08:15 -0500 Self-Taught MBA: Blue Ocean Advantage Posted by FPR
Find an uncontested area of the market to ply your business and you’ll have smooth sailing toward success. ]]>
<![CDATA[Labor Shortages Hamper New Homebuilders]]> Mon, 05 May 2014 09:04:28 -0500 Labor Shortages Hamper New Homebuilders Posted by ScottG
In some markets, a shortage of skilled labor is delaying the completion of new homes and driving wages upward. A tile setter in Denver can earn $100,000 a year. ]]>
<![CDATA[Self-Taught MBA: Teaching the Old Dogs New Tricks]]> Thu, 01 May 2014 14:34:04 -0500 Self-Taught MBA: Teaching the Old Dogs New Tricks Posted by FPR
Exploiting social media for marketing, while adapting best home-building practices to the digital world, the next generation’s business strategies may teach us old dogs a few new tricks. ]]>
<![CDATA[Government Promotes Wood High-Rise Buildings]]> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 09:24:59 -0500 Government Promotes Wood High-Rise Buildings Posted by ScottG
The Department of Agriculture will spend $1 million to train builders, engineers and architects as it promotes the use of advanced wood building materials. ]]>
<![CDATA[Self-Taught MBA: Know the Battlefield]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:49:17 -0500 Self-Taught MBA: Know the Battlefield Posted by FPR
Strategic thinking is essential to success in any highly competitive activity, and the building business qualifies as one. This, the second in our three-part series on strategy, focuses on learning the contours of the real-estate marketplace, the builder's battlefield. ]]>
<![CDATA[Demand for Existing Houses Falls]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 00:05:00 -0500 Demand for Existing Houses Falls Posted by ScottG
Citing government data, the National Association of Home Builders says new home sales are "effectively flat" and that sales of existing homes show a "significant decline." ]]>
<![CDATA[Self-Taught MBA: Profiles in Good Business]]> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 09:43:06 -0500 Self-Taught MBA: Profiles in Good Business Posted by FPR
Profiles of building enterprises that provide valuable insights. Unique business strategies that work for them, and may work for you. ]]>
<![CDATA[Lawsuits Against Azek Decking are Consolidated]]> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 09:00:00 -0500 Lawsuits Against Azek Decking are Consolidated Posted by ScottG
Complaints from Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Illinois claim Azek PVC decking is defective. The lawsuits have now been consolidated in a New Jersey court. ]]>
<![CDATA[The Risks of Building Green]]> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 08:47:08 -0500 The Risks of Building Green Posted by ScottG
Contractors who make sustainable building their focus face a variety of business risks that mainstream builders don't have. ]]>
<![CDATA[Self-Taught MBA: Strategic Thinking]]> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 11:44:04 -0500 Self-Taught MBA: Strategic Thinking Posted by FPR
What makes the move from tradesman to entrepreneur so difficult? To start, the tradesman focuses almost entirely on tactics—the means and methods of good craft and honest work—while the entrepreneur focuses on a strategy, an ambitious vision to fulfill in the future. Which one are you? ]]>
<![CDATA[Self-Taught MBA: Builder-Office Automation]]> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:20:00 -0500 Self-Taught MBA: Builder-Office Automation Posted by FPR
Nowadays, builder software offers far more than estimating and accounting. We take a close look at what’s available and discuss how you can determine what office automation products provide the best fit for you. ]]>
<![CDATA[Self-Taught MBA: Homebuilder Resolutions--What Will Builders Do Differently in 2014?]]> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 07:50:47 -0500 Self-Taught MBA: Homebuilder Resolutions--What Will Builders Do Differently in 2014? Posted by FPR
We asked homebuilders about their New Year’s resolutions. Here's a sampling of what we got. Please add yours in the comments! ]]>
<![CDATA[Builders' Show In Las Vegas Feb. 4-6]]> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 14:16:42 -0500 Builders' Show In Las Vegas Feb. 4-6 Posted by ScottG
Hundreds of exhibitors will showcase building products, tools and services for the construction industry in what organizers say is the largest trade event of its kind in the country ]]>
<![CDATA[Self-Taught MBA: Accurate Estimates Don't Come Cheap]]> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 13:25:00 -0500 Self-Taught MBA: Accurate Estimates Don't Come Cheap Posted by FPR
Xactimate and XactRemodel are perhaps the most accurate and speedy estimating systems available—but they come at a price. ]]>
<![CDATA[Builder Confidence Steady in November]]> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 15:23:09 -0500 Builder Confidence Steady in November Posted by ScottG
For the sixth consecutive month, builders of single-family homes are generally positive about market conditions, the National Association of Home Builders reports. ]]>