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Do You Have What It Takes? Part 1 Jun 19, 2021

In order to become a great installer, you will need to check a few boxes. It is a bit more complex than you may think. I see many people calling themselves window treatment installers, but to me, they are far from it. Just because someone can secure a bracket with a...

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Make More Money In 2021 Dec 20, 2020

By now, every major manufacturer on the market offers automated window coverings. By the same token, virtually every type of window treatment has its automated version as well. Some manufacturers use third-party components such as Somfy and Rollease Acmeda....

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The Installer's Network Dec 19, 2020

When I created Trading Up Consulting, one of my goals was to provide education and networking opportunities for the ones I come across in the industry. And one of the questions I get asked regularly is “where do I find good installers?” 

While I am working...

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The Insurance Policy Dec 14, 2020

Most people (myself included) are not big fans of paying insurance premiums. If you add up the amount you have paid for insurance over the years, it will probably shock you. But on the rare occasion that something goes wrong, you are glad that you did. The peace of mind...

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Testimonials Matter Dec 04, 2020

Honest question: would you buy a book before reading consumers' feedback? How about selecting a medical provider? Do you ask friends and family for recommendations or do you go to the insurance's website and pick a name that you sympathize with?

As service providers (yes,...

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Details Matter Nov 10, 2020

A large portion of the custom window treatment industry is dedicated to discretionary income: Getting consumers with money to spend on things they want versus things they need. For that reason, these consumers can be very selective about the professionals they choose to...

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Welcome To Trading Up Consulting Nov 08, 2020

After building and running a successful window treatment boutique studio in the Boston area for the last 15 years (http://shadesinplace.com), I've decided to share my knowledge and skills with colleagues and newcomers to the window covering industry. I want to create...

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