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July 2019

companies sell - John Wagner

Acquiring new leadership can ding your valuation

An acquisition is a natural time for leaders to cash out, but you should avoid acquiring new leadership in advance of a sale.
Rikka Brandon - firing an employee

When is it time to bring in a professional recruiter?

If you find yourself with a position that’s tough to fill or that has had high turnover due to poor hires, it might be time to call in the pros.

To our stakeholders: our readers and advertisers

Since LBM Journal is a stand-alone company without shareholders or a board of directors to report to, we answer only to you, our readers and advertisers.
Heidenreich - credit card disputes

Product release schedules cause problems for dealers

While dealers are on the front lines selling products, the manufacturers and distributors are not in the same season as we are.
NLBMDA - crane rule

Affordable housing and GSE reform: Can Congress get anything done?

Over the past several years, Congress has tried to enact legislation to reform the federal housing finance system but has not been successful. In...
Real Issues. Real Answers. Expand or not

Real Issues. Real Answers. Expand or not?

In business, every time we make a decision, we take a risk. One of the biggest decisions a business owner can make is whether or not to add locations.
Bill Lee sales & operations - Higher earnings

Everything is negotiable

Our company had recently developed the first building supply industry-specific point of sale computer system. That's when I learned that everything is negotiable.

Subcontractor agreements: 20 things you should know

When acting as a GC, subs will no doubt be hired and a comprehensive subcontractor agreement should be signed. In some cases a “master” agreement can be signed with subs that are hired on a regular basis, eliminating the need for signing a new agreement on every job.
Jim Miller, Screw Products, Inc.

Five Questions With: Jim Miller, Screw Products, Inc.

Jim Miller is president and CEO, and self- proclaimed “Screwru” of Screw Products, Inc..
Atlantica Beach House Shake

Product Picks: July 2019

Each month, hundreds of products hit the market. Here's our pick of the ones to watch.

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