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February 2018

How to use Facebook to strengthen business and community relationships

A business is only as strong the community in which it operates, and any time a company can use its skills and resources to...
Christine Balsan

Remodeler Q&A: Christine Balsan

Christine Balsan, CR Owner/Sales, Remodeling Designs, Inc.Q: What are the top three things you look for from a LBM supplier? A: First is service. They need...

Should you consider an asset sale or stock sale?

One common question that comes up as a deal moves toward a closing is whether the sale should be an asset sale or a...

How to use social media to recruit top talent

Social media doesn’t just have to be about oversharing vacation pictures or even publicizing an upcoming event at your business. It also offers us...

Exclusivity and buybacks are keys to winter buy deals

As dealers are working on winter buys, it’s important to keep in mind that the lowest price from a manufacturer doesn’t always equal the...
getting paid

Five best practices to minimize financial risk and maximize customer relationships

If you’ve ever chosen not to file a lien or claim against a bond because you were afraid of losing or offending a customer,...
cyber security

Brand Talk: What you can do right now to fight cyber attacks

Cyber Security Tips by PLMLike water forcing its way through small cracks to flood a house, cyber criminals depend on small vulnerabilities to steal...
Bill Lee LBM Journal

Guidelines for incentive compensation in 2018

There is no topic I receive more calls about than that of incentive compensation. Here are just a few examples of questions that lead...

Editor’s Note: The LBM Community

“The LBM business isn’t like other industries...” That’s a common comment I hear when talking with someone with extensive business experience, but who has...
Simpson Strong-Tie fire wall hanger

Product Picks: February 2018

Each month, hundreds of products hit the market. Here's our pick of the ones to watch.Simpson Strong-Tie Fire Wall Hanger The Simpson Strong-Tie DGH fire...

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