Category Archives: Sales & Strategy

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

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

7 Productivity Tips For Small Business Owners

productivity-tips

Productivity, or efficiency, is key to running a successful business. Ironically, it’s also an idea many business owners fail to acknowledge and dedicate proper time to improving. As I’m sure you’ve heard before, your goal is always to work smarter, not harder.

It’s easy to get caught up in the busyness of your daily workflow, but slowing down and taking an honest evaluation of your processes and work habits pays off in the long run. CONTINUE READING

How To Avoid A Legal Dispute

How To Avoid A Legal Dispute

All business owners should prepare for and know how to identify and manage disagreements. As the leader of the company, you have the responsibility to prevent and minimize risk and loss on a job. Take action before a situation escalates to give yourself the best chance of avoiding a legal dispute. CONTINUE READING

How To Bid Out A Roofing Job

How To Bid Out A Roofing Job

Roofing is a business that truly needs a pro’s expertise. As a necessity of the home, it’s important that your work is well done. From fixing missing shingles to installing a new roof, homeowners rely on you to ensure their homes stay comfortable and dry. CONTINUE READING