The end of the first quarter is drawing near, which means it's the perfect time to start planning for the second quarter. In a recent column from ProSales' sister site, Remodeling, veteran remodeler Bruce Case gives several tips to prepare for the next quarter.

  • Review Your Mission: Are your decisions in line with your company vision? Evaluate your decisions from the first quarter and make sure they are pushing you in the direction you want to go.
  • Look Over Your Team: Your employees should not only be hardworking, but have the right attitude. Look at your employees and their teams to see if they are performing well. What are their weaknesses and strengths? How can they improve for the next quarter?
  • Evaluate Your Growth Plan: Case points out that spring is usually a time when companies are looking to hire new talent to grow their companies. He cautions that growth doesn't always mean increasing numbers: "Growth isn’t limited to new roles and to more pay. It can come through training, special projects, or with genuine appreciation for all they do for us, for our team, and for our clients." Check in with your team to make sure they understand your company's plan, vision, and culture as you move forward.
  • Analyze Your Operations: Take a good look at every department in your company: Credit, sales, marketing, IT, administration, etc. Is each department moving forward effectively and efficiently? Find out who is falling behind and why and work with them to improve.
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