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.
What makes the move from tradesman to entrepreneur so difficult? To start, the tradesman focuses almost entirely on tacticsâ€”the means and methods of good craft and honest workâ€”while the entrepreneur focuses on a strategy, an ambitious vision to fulfill in the future. Which one are you?
Nowadays, builder software offers far more than estimating and accounting. We take a close look at whatâ€™s available and discuss how you can determine what office automation products provide the best fit for you.
The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index declined slightly in October, showing a retreat in all three areas the index tracks. The National Association of Home Builders says political turmoil in Washington is to blame.
Itâ€™s the hardest thing you'll ever do as an employer--so hard, in fact, that some firms hire it out. But you can't, and shouldn't, so from time to time you'll have to say those two devastating words: â€śYou're fired.â€ť Still, you can break off with kindness and with a touch of class.
Every position in your company, including yours, should come with a written job description. What basic elements should a job description contain? Here, you'll find a quick guide to help you create clear, concise descriptions for your employees.