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Solar Industry Trends

Solar Industry Trends

Solar energy has been booming in the last few years, for both commercial and residential properties. As homeowners are looking to eco-friendly options for their home, many are considering the many benefits solar energy can have for their home. This is great news for solar industry pros, who are looking to expand their business and services.

To keep up with the latest in the trade, pros should pay attention to the latest trends. This will not only help you prepare for new business, but also help you succeed in finding new jobs. Here are a few solar industry trends you should be aware of. CONTINUE READING

Where To Find Business Advice

Where To Find Business Advice

Regardless of what type of company you’re a part of, there’s bound to be a situation where as a business owner, you need advice. Especially if you work in an industry where new products and techniques are changing, it’s a good idea to seek out a reliable source of information when needed.

There are many places and people you can turn to when seeking out business advice. Some of them might be people you know and other resources you may have to seek out using online resources. If you’re looking for business advice, here are a few places you might be able to find reliable information. CONTINUE READING

Business Tips For Roofing Contractors

Roofing Tips

For roofing pros, there’s a lot to navigate when you’re a business owner. While you must be skilled in your trade, you should also be an expert at marketing, sales and administration.

While that seems like a lot of work, owning your own roofing business is rewarding and has plenty of benefits. If you’re looking to become a better roofing business owner, we have a few tips that can help. CONTINUE READING

What Licenses Do Roofing Pros Need In Illinois?

What Licenses Do Roofing Pros Need In Illinois

Unlike some other trades, the roofing industry has specific standards that must be followed to keep contractors and homeowners safe. These can vary state by state making it tough for roofers to navigate what they actually need for their business.

For roofing contractors in Illinois, the answer is straightforward. A roofing license is needed to work in the state. However, getting a license and the right permits for a project can be confusing. Here’s a short guide to help you figure out what licenses Illinois roofing pros need. CONTINUE READING

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.

Looking for more ways to help your painting business succeed? Sign up with CraftJack today and start receiving painting leads in your area. CONTINUE READING

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