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Business Advisory Vol. 2, Issue 15

Easing the Skilled Labor Pain Point

“Love what you do, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” —Often attributed to Confucius   Skilled tradespersons are in high demand in the booming kitchen and bath industry of 2021. Yet there are fewer experienced tradespeople around these days. So what can be done about these dual conflicting realities? This advisory will […]

Business Advisory VOL. 2, ISSUE 14

The Growing Private Equity Buyout Trend in Cabinetry

“Don’t find fault. Find a remedy.” —Henry Ford We have witnessed a trend in private equity firms buying up cabinetry companies for a couple of years now. This trend has seen compounded buyouts affecting several SEN Cabinet Vendor Partners. As you may know, Cabinetworks, which included big name brands like Kraft-Maid, Medallion, Merillat, and Yorktowne, […]

Business Advisory VOL. 2, ISSUE 13

Smarter Business Planning in Inflationary Times

“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” —Duke Ellington You heard the rumors, then found out they were true. As of February, lumber prices have nearly tripled from what they were at the beginning of last year. There’s no doubt the figure will continue to fluctuate, but one thing is certain: […]