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E-A-G-L-E-S … Eagles!

February 7th, 2018

The last time the Philadelphia Eagles won an NFL championship was December 26, 1960. I was born two weeks later – an Eagles fan. Please don’t hold that against me. Even if you don’t like us, Eagle fans are loyal, dedicated followers of the team they love.  Every business should strive to have the same […]

B.F. Rich Closure Shows Great Recession’s Long Reach

February 15th, 2017

The recent closure of B.F. Rich Windows and Doors in Delaware tragically illustrates how the housing crash that began in 2007 was much deeper and more painful than a lot of us realized. After several rough years, the industry appears to have smoothed out, according to a column from Mike Collins of Building Industry Advisors […]

After Closure of B.F. Rich, What’s Next?

February 9th, 2017

Wednesday’s sudden closure of B.F. Rich Windows & Doors after 60 years in business leaves a lot of questions unanswered. The Delaware-based manufacturer of doors and windows for the replacement and remodeling market formally announced the closure in an e-mail on Wednesday, though rumors about the company going out of business had been circulating since […]

A Post by Any Other Name …

July 19th, 2016

My company, Milanese Remodeling, has over 1,000 fans following my Facebook for Business page. I create and publish Facebook “posts” on my Facebook page to communicate with existing clients and to meet new clients. For anyone who is not familiar with Facebook, a “post” is how Facebook users communicate with each other. A post can […]

Camelot’s Crusaders: The Sites That Can Boost Your Business

June 23rd, 2015

In my previous blog post in my “Camelot” series a couple of weeks ago, I illustrated how your Facebook for Business page can act as the queen of your social media efforts. Last week, I showed how grateful I am to Facebook for helping bring customers to my company. In this post, I point out […]

Thank You, Mark!

June 16th, 2015

Yesterday, I got a nice “Thank You” note from Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook. I was very flattered. After all, Mark and I hardly know each other. Mark and Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, wrote to tell me what an exciting time it is in our world. They thanked me for giving them business […]

Congress Just Did Something Your Customers Will Want to Hear About

January 6th, 2015

In a rare display of bipartisanship, Congress recently pulled together to pass the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (HR 5771), signed into law by President Obama on December 19. While the bill includes many provisions, door and window installers may want to note one in particular. Section 25C allows individuals to update the tax […]

Teenage Tiny House Builder on “Tiny House Nation”

September 1st, 2014

“Tiny House Nation” is a new TV Show about homes smaller than 500 square feet. They’re looking for people planning to live in a Tiny House and I told them about my 19-year-old son. Mark wants to live in a Tiny House for some very good reasons: He likes the idea of saving money on […]

Surviving a Power Failure

April 1st, 2014

Would your business be forced to close if a hurricane, blizzard, ice storm, flood, windstorm, earthquake or man-made disaster cut off power? Power failures due to natural disasters have caused businesses to shut down and homeowners to hunker down or flee various parts of the country over the last few years. Last month my company, […]

Funeral for a Door and Window Man

July 31st, 2013

I buried my oldest brother, Gabe Milanese Jr., this week. In the door and window and business, we measure width and height along with dollars and cents every day. We can also measure a man by his size and worth, but that is not how we will be remembered most … Our dad started his […]

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