These common misconceptions can derail any succession strategy
April 30, 2013
As a business owner, a good exit plan is crucial to profitably transferring ownership of your company. Yet, during conversations with hundreds of successful business owners, I have discovered some common misconceptions surround the exit process.Myth #1: “I will just sell my business and retire.”Fewer than 20 percent of businesses for sale actually sell, according to a study by the American...
Does your management system drive sales, profits and employee accountability? Find out here.
May 7, 2012
The following quiz is designed to get you thinking about your company, its management and culture.
Tips for contract glaziers and common mistakes to avoid
October 21, 2009
Estimating is one of the most important jobs of the contract glazier, particularly in a slow construction environment with fewer jobs and greater competition. Estimating too high can cost a company a job, and estimating too low can lead to bankruptcy.
September 23, 2009
Classical Technology Adoption Life Cycle model: a trend developed from research in the 1950's was well documented by a Business Week best seller of the mid-90s titled “Inside the Tornado” by Geoffrey Moore. This book on technology adoption in businesses foretold much of both the boom and bust of doc.com and it held true across many industries in the area of computer technology.If...
September 23, 2009
This is the first article in a two-part series addressing the rapidly growing adoption of Building Information Modeling in the glass industry. Read part two in the December issue.Read the online-only sidebar, BIM adoption cycleBuilding Information Modeling adoption will immediately affect glass companies in how they respond to requests for proposals on progressive projects. Long term, it will...
Bringing building information modeling into the glazing industry
August 4, 2009
Have questions about BIM?E-mail Will Ikerd for answers. Selected questions and responses will be posted on GlassMagazine.com.Building Information Modeling will fundamentally change the glass and curtain wall industry before 2015. This bold claim is based on the observation that BIM is a process that acts as an enabling catalyst to three major building industry drivers that especially...
August 3, 2009
Alvaro Correa, project manager for West Tampa Glass, Florida, and Mike Tracy, business development for Trainor Glass, Alsip, Ill., discuss the most challenging aspects of storefront jobs.Q&A with CorreaQ&A with Tracy
July 28, 2009
I define custom glazing jobs as projects where the glazing is the first of its kind, has rarely been used, or is specially made for your application. In today’s economy, you need to ask yourself if it's worth taking a risk like this before you start. If you do not feel qualified, don’t do it. You will only get burned.The project: Glass room atop 40 Bond St., New York City,...
July 15, 2009
Read the related storefront Q&A with Alvaro Correa of West Tampa Glass, Tampa, Fla.Q&A with Mike Tracy, business development, Trainor Glass, Alsip, Ill.What are the challenges you see when it comes to storefront jobs?Achieving the architect’s design intent while giving the customer the highest value and most efficient system in regard to environmental considerations, such as...
Third-party inspections for building envelopes
April 15, 2009
In many parts of the country, development of commercial projects remains strong. However, while the climate is good for business, it also can strain certain aspects of the development for developers, architect and general contractors. If you haven’t encountered a special inspector yet, or haven’t heard the term, chances are you will soon.