Business Operations

Business Operations

Automated Hardwood Marketplace Launches

An automated marketplace for hardwood lumber has been launched that handles the entire transaction—from sourcing, quoting, order placement, and payment processing to shipping and delivery—with the click of a button.

Spring Cleaning for Your HR Closet

“Spring” invokes thoughts of cleaning and refreshing. Given the changes over the last two years, this should apply not only to your windows and closets, but to your HR practices as well.

Olsen on Sales: Sales Mistakes

I listen to thousands of sales calls every year, and here are some of the subtle and not-so-subtle sales mistakes.

Tips for Selling Exterior Trim

Trim is the finishing touch on the home exterior—while seemingly subtle, it can often make or break the façade’s overall aesthetic. But with so many options available, how can dealers help their customers, pros and consumers alike, find the ideal fit for their project? Here are a few strategies to consider.

Designing Decks from the Inside Out

Today’s homeowners desire outdoor living spaces that are not only beautiful and low-maintenance but function as an extension of their homes.

For Roller Coaster Wood Industry, Pandemic Is a Bump on the Track

A Special Series by NAWLA

Furniture Makers Turn to Southern Cypress

Over the past two years, homeowners and their families have spent a lot of time at home—living, working, and learning.

NELMA Presents: Online Retailer Resources

When it comes to tools for selling more wood, what’s your favorite?

Specifying Sustainable Wood Products

Building product specifiers like architects and engineers are asked to consider the environment and sustainability when making product selections.

Olsen on Sales: Projecting Confidence

Sales is a transfer of emotion and (sales) life is a mirror, so any emotion we project to our customers will be absorbed and felt by them. 

For Roller Coaster Wood Industry, Pandemic Is a Bump on the Track

Here in Vancouver, B.C., we have an amusement park called Playland, where one of the main attractions is a rickety roller coaster that’s been in operation for more than 100 years.

What to Watch for in Regulatory/Compliance in 2022 

Trends and legislative agendas indicate that employers will face some new challenges in 2022 while battling old ones.