Category Archives: Sales & Strategy

What Licenses Do Roofing Pros Need In California

California Roofing Pros

Navigating the rules and regulations of the roofing industry can be challenging. You understand the risks associated with the job and look to mitigate them, all the while, staying on top of the latest requirements. As these requirements vary state by state, and even sometimes by county, you may need to properly research to ensure your license is valid in the state you’re working in.

For roofing pros in California, having your license is a requirement to work in the state. While the process is straightforward, you’ll want to be sure you have all that is required before working. CONTINUE READING

8 Networking Tips For Contractors

Networking Tips For Contractors

In any industry, getting to know others in your field is important. While you may see others as competition, they can also be a valuable source of information and even a way to help generate more leads.

Many contractors work alone or with a small team, so many business owners find it refreshing to connect with others who are doing similar work. After all, networking is all about learning from other pros. If you’re new to networking, here are a few tips to help. CONTINUE READING

Why You Should Ask For Reviews

Why You Should Ask For Reviews

If you’re looking to win more jobs, you’re likely already marketing your business online. There are countless ways to can get the word out to your internet audience, but sometimes, it’s best to let your customers do the work for you.

Online reviews are valuable to the prospective customer. They are a trusted source of recommendation that are easier to access now more than ever. Often, a customer will leave a review after they’ve had a poor experience or feel something was not done to satisfaction. You can change this by asking happy customers to leave their reviews. CONTINUE READING

Video: Hey! Remember Me?

Video: Exceptional Customer Service

Exceptional customer service goes a long way. It can help increase customer loyalty and bring in more referrals to your business. While going out of your way to provide your customer with a memorable experience may take more time, it will leave a lasting impression that can lead to more jobs.  CONTINUE READING

What A Remodeling Pro Needs To Know Before Starting A Business 

What Remodeling Pros Should Know Before Starting A Business

With predictions of a growing remodeling industry, many are thinking about starting their own business. Before taking the plunge and starting something new, you must take the steps necessary to set your new business up for success.

The first step to any business is to have a plan. But it doesn’t end there. Here’s what a remodeling pro needs to know before starting a business.  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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What Trade Organizations Plumbers Need To Know About

Plumbing Organizations

Plumbing pros have an important job that takes more than just a small understanding. They must have experience and education to quickly identify homeowner’s plumbing issues and fixes, especially if there is a water leak or another emergency. That’s why, as a plumbing pro, you must continue educating yourself in your trade. CONTINUE READING

Pro Tips For Payroll 

Pro Tips For Payroll

At the end of a job, everyone looks forward to payday for a job well done. If you’re a small business owner with a few employees, payroll can be a confusing thing to navigate.

It’s important to the entire function of the company that your employees or subcontractors are paid on time. Furthermore, it’s your responsibility as a business owner to pay them. So, we’re here to give you a few tips on how you can make payroll work for you. CONTINUE READING

What Trade Organizations Do Decking Pros Need To Know About

Decking Organization

As we’ve seen from recent trends, decking is booming throughout the country. More homeowners are seeing the value in having additional outdoor square footage and adding decks to their home. This is great news for decking pros who have been keeping busy this year. CONTINUE READING