Category Archives: Business Success

Two Heads Are Better Than One

Have you ever noticed that sometimes you have a great idea, but you’re just not sure.  Maybe you’re not sure if it really is a good idea, or maybe you just don’t know how to express it or promote it.  … Continue reading

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CotY Award Winners

Congratulations to our clients in the Tampa Bay Area who were recently awarded 2014 NARI Contractor of the Year awards in the following categories: Jamco Unlimited Residential Kitchen under $40,000 Residential Bath under $30,000 Entire House under $250,000 Remodeler of the Year J.S. … Continue reading

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Get More Work by Standing Out

As a small business owner I know it can be difficult to differentiate my company from other similar companies out there. But it’s the differences about you and your company that can get the sale, especially if your price point … Continue reading

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Remodel Your Business for Success

What comes to mind when we say remodel?  A new kitchen or bathroom perhaps or maybe an extension on someone’s house?  Why remodel?  People remodel for a number of reasons: greater functionality or efficiency, more space, aesthetics, and so on.  … Continue reading

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So Different and Yet so Similar

We all know that there are vast differences between health care practices and construction businesses, but we sometimes miss the similarities.  As an example, a Long Island family dentist and a Long Island oral surgeon have differences in that the general … Continue reading

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Looking Back and Moving Forward

Looking Back and Moving Forward By Lorraine Hart, President, Ideal Consulting Services, Inc The recent celebration of Ideal Consulting Services’ 20th anniversary has prompted me to reflect on the past and look into the future.  As I reflected on the … Continue reading

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Awards Achieved by Ideal Consulting Clients

Let’s talk about awards, certifications and recognition. The one thing that they have in common is the fact that the individual and/or the company they represent have gone over and above what is normally expected.  These individuals and groups have … Continue reading

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Making Lemonade

We have all heard the expression “when life hands you a lemon, make lemonade”, but how many of us really try to apply that advice? More often than not, we tend to dwell on the bad luck or the unfortunate … Continue reading

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Your Business – Your Child

In many ways a business is like a child. It is created, needs lots of love and nurturing, and at some point must be allowed to grow up and continue on without your day-to-day involvement

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Increase promotion results, productivity and profits

Let’s talk about how to increase promotion results, productivity and profits in spite of the current economy.  The best way to start is to get out there and communicate.  What are you doing to improve your business?

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