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In this episode of the Scale Your Small Business podcast, Jillian Flodstrom interviews Corey Ahern, founder of Connect Rebuild, a construction services company that focuses on high-level home construction services. The discussion centers on the challenges of managing and prioritizing daily tasks while ensuring they are aligned with business goals.

Corey emphasizes the importance of regular meetings with department heads to review the day’s fires, potential tomorrow’s fires, and debriefing yesterday’s solutions. These meetings are essential in managing small fires before they turn into more significant problems. Connect Rebuild uses Trello, a pipeline management platform, and QuickBooks for streamlining operations and managing client communications. They are also developing some in-house target-specific apps to address specific efficiency issues.

The conversation highlights the importance of developing tight-knit meetings as the company grows. Technology is an essential tool to optimize meeting time, and Corey mentions a recent Instagram reel by Gary Vaynerchuk, in which he talks about having 15-minute meetings. While their meetings are still tight-knit, every new hire highlights the need for even greater efficiency, and they have started to dial in and organize their meetings accordingly.

The podcast offers valuable insights for anyone running a small business, particularly those in the construction industry. Jillian and Corey emphasize the importance of breaking down long-term goals into daily and weekly action plans, monitoring progress on a weekly basis, and regularly reviewing the day’s fires to ensure that small problems don’t turn into significant issues.

If you want to learn more about Connect Rebuild’s communication-centric approach and their process, Corey suggests visiting their website, You can also find links to their social networks on their website.

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Show Notes

“We're trying to build a network that's profitable for everybody and it's successful for everybody. We want to create a win-win-win with everybody.” Corey Ahern
“We're trying to bring luxury products and a luxury service to everyday homeowners. It starts with building the experience with the customer.” Corey Ahern