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Al’s column: Consumers who play contractors

February 18/25, 2019: Volume 34, Issue 19 By Scott Perron   As our industry evolves and the playing field continually changes, our leadership team tries...

Al’s column: How to keep your debt in check

February 4/11, 2019: Volume 34, Issue 18 By Scott Perron   During my 20s in the early 1990s I went through a very sobering financial...

Al’s column: Chargebacks—A thorn in retailers’ sides

January 21/28, 2019: Volume 34, Issue 17 By Scott Perron   I want to focus on an issue that will continue to become a much...

Al’s column: Getting to the heart of the labor shortage

January 7/14, 2019: Volume 34, Issue 16 By Paul Stuart Jr.   At the risk of sounding and being cliché, unless you live under a...

Al’s column: Surface prep as easy as 1, 2, 3…4

December 24/31, 2018: Volume 34, Issue 15 By Curtis Colegrove   There are many factors that go into a successful flooring installation project. These include...

Al’s column: Do you know the basics of ‘basis?’

December 10/17, 2018: Volume 34, Issue 14 By Roman Basi   When buying or selling a business, it’s vital to understand the role “basis” plays—whether...

Al’s column: Push your RSAs, help them grow

November 26/December 3, 2018: Volume 34, Issue 12 By Lisbeth Calandrino   Recently I recorded a webinar on “How to grow your business while working less.” (Disclosure:...

Al’s column: Success waits for those who seek change

November 12/19, 2018: Volume 34, Issue 11  By Lisbeth Calandrino   Talking with a progressive retailer in the flooring business is a breath of fresh air. Not...

Al’s column: What’s in your firm’s DNA?

October 29/November 5, 2018: Volume 34, Issue 10 By Scott Perron   Soon to be 53, I find myself in the third season of my “business career.”...

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