Category Archives: Potpourri

Video: Small Gestures Make Loyal Customers

Small Gestures Make Loyal Customers

In any business, customer service is important. A great experience can keep customers coming back, while a poor experience might result in a decrease of business. As a business owner, one of your top priorities is to always go the extra mile for your customers, because they will take notice.  CONTINUE READING

7 Podcasts Every Pro Should Listen To

Contruction Podcasts

In any career, it’s important to never stop learning. It’s especially important if you are a small business owner in any trade. There are new tips and techniques you can easily utilize to boost your business and management ability. CONTINUE READING

How To Handle Multiple Jobs At Once

How To Handle Multiple Jobs At Once

If you’ve spread the word about your business, utilized lead generation techniques and have loyal customers, it’s likely that there may be a time that you must juggle multiple jobs at once. While the income is great, a small mistake can ruin your reputation with the customer or impact the overall project.

Taking on more than one job at a time takes careful planning, attention and communication. If you’re finding yourself in this situation, we have a few tips that may help you stay organized and be successful. CONTINUE READING

What To Include In Your Painting Estimate

How To Prepare A Painting Estimate

Painting jobs come in many shapes and sizes. The same is true for your painting estimate; they can vary in style depending on the project.  A well written estimate can help you win the job and help the customer clearly understand your role in the scope of their project.

An estimate is the first step towards clear communication with your customer about their project. Though every pro’s strategy is a little different, there’s always room to improve. See a few ideas on what you can include in a painting estimate to give your business the competitive edge it needs to succeed.

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How To Get Free Construction Leads

How To Generate Free Construction Leads

Contractors know that finding and generating leads can be a challenge, regardless of how long you have been in the industry. With the ever-changing economy, it’s hard to choose an exact method when it comes to generating construction leads.

Outside of lead generation services, you should be looking at ways you can find leads for free. Now this means a little extra work sometimes, but there is a payoff in the money you can save. Here are a few ways you can get free construction leads. CONTINUE READING

Why Personal Projects Are Good For You

Why Personal Projects Are Good For You

After a long day of work, the last thing you want to do is put your skills to use building or repairing something for yourself. However, what if I told you that by taking the time to do so, you could actually improve your craft and your energy towards your work? CONTINUE READING

Trade Organizations Window & Door Pros Need To Know

Window And Door Organization

In the competitive landscape of the window and doors industry, it’s more important than ever to make the right connections to grow your network. Connecting with trade organizations is a good way to find other pros and educate yourself further in your trade.

But when searching for organizations and associations, it may seem overwhelming if you don’t know where to look. We’ve put together this helpful list of trade organizations to help you decide how you can take the next step in furthering your business. CONTINUE READING

5 Ways Service Projects Can Help Your Contracting Business

Volunteer Repair

Contractors have valuable skills that are needed by many, regardless of trade. There are many home projects that truly take an expert, which means people call you as a pro to find and fix problems. You’ve worked hard to develop your skills and are running a successful business because of it.

Would you ever consider donating your skills and time to a worthy cause? Some contractors may think this idea is crazy, but there are many benefits volunteering has to you and your business. Here are five ways volunteering can help your business. CONTINUE READING

10 Contractor Etiquette Tips To Win More Jobs

Good Contractor Etiquette

Pros know success on the job goes beyond the scope of the project. By providing exceptional customer service, it can lead to future jobs and possible referrals. That’s why understanding what it takes to have good contractor etiquette is so important. CONTINUE READING

What To Include In Your Remodeling Estimate

What To Include In Your Remodeling Estimate

A contractor in any trade should be prepared to write an estimate for the job. But, as you all know, each estimate will look different depending on the trade. For the remodeling pro, creating a comprehensive estimate is important not only to organize the project, but to win the bid. CONTINUE READING