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Floor Academy Briefing: What Can’t You See?

The ability to stop and analyze a problem from a 30,000-foot view is something more contractors need. Are you tracking your business’ data? What’s missing?

FCI Columnist Kyle Hedin to Present at The International Surface Event

Kyle Hedin, FCI’s Floor Academy Briefing columnist, owner of Illustrious Hardwoods and host of the Floor Academy Podcast will present two discussions on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at the International Surface Event in Las Vegas.

Floor Academy Briefing: Getting Ready for the New Year

You’re not paying quarterlies or setting aside money? This is the year to change that.

Floor Academy Briefing: How Much Do You Really Need to Make?

Just how much money are you really making? Kyle walks you through what you should be making, how to account for expenses and points out things you may not be considering to help maximize revenue.

Floor Academy Briefing: Level Up Your Network

Are the people you surround yourself with helping or hurting you and your business?

Floor Academy Briefing: Communicate — Your Family and Your Business Depend on It

I see far too many posts online or hear conversations where installers are annoyed that their partner doesn’t understand what they do and why the hours are the way they are. They simply want to be in the loop and know what is going on. Is it really that hard to just communicate?

Building Your Community Through Local Monthly Flooring Industry Meetups

As flooring installers, it is important to attend training and participate in online groups to continue learning. But what are you doing to engage your local community?

Floor Academy Briefing: You Can’t Charge Your Way To Profitability

Raising your rates without adding value for the customer will only get you so far. What do you bring to the table? Your client has to value the item they are buying more than the money in their hand.

Floor Academy Briefing: You Must Attend Flooring Industry Events

I don’t want to stop learning or evolving. I want to know what is coming my way. I want to be involved and help influence where the industry goes in the future.

Floor Academy Briefing: How to Build Value Through Education and Ensure Success

Kyle Hedin, owner of Illustrious Hardwoods and producer and host of the Floor Academy Podcast, walks us through how to set yourself apart through education.

What’s Wear Got to Do with It? Quality Engineered Hardwood is a Value-Add

Kyle Hedin, owner of Illustrious Hardwoods and producer and host of the Floor Academy Podcast, talks about the importance of choosing a quality wood floor and how that decision impacts your bottom line.

Increasing Profits with Instructions

Kyle Hedin, owner of Illustrious Hardwoods and producer and host of the Floor Academy Podcast, advises that following the instructions during an install can increase profits while minimizing your liability.

Making the Move from Knees to Retail

Kyle Hedin, owner of Illustrious Hardwoods and producer and host of the Floor Academy Podcast, shares his personal story of shifting from being a flooring installer to becoming retailer.

Increasing Profits with Instructions

Making the Move from Knees to Retail

What’s Wear Got to Do with It? Quality Engineered Hardwood is a Value-Add

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