7 Productivity Tips For Small Business Owners

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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

Industry News: October 2016

Construction News

As the leaves begin to change, so does the pace of business. Depending on your location and industry, things might begin to slow for the colder seasons. To keep up with business changes, we’ve put together some of the top industry headlines you should know. CONTINUE READING

Video: Good Etiquette – The Final 1%

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Customer service is a vital part of keeping loyal customers and generating referrals. If a customer is happy with the service you provide, they are likely to pass your name along to others who may be ready to hire a pro. 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

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

Video: The Benefits Of Carrying A License

Video Carrying A License

When you think about your marketing efforts, how do they differentiate you from the competition? Knowing what makes you unique from other contractors can help you with your sales efforts and explain to customers why you are the best for the job. CONTINUE READING

Decking Industry Trends

Decking Trends

A deck is viewed as an extension of the home, for those who are lucky enough to have one. For many years, it has been a question of having enough space in the backyard. But with new and innovative technologies in the construction of backyard decks, this is changing. CONTINUE READING

How To Generate Loyal Customers

Loyal Customers

The success of your company depends on how your customers feel about your business. On average, loyal customers are worth up to 10 times as much as their first purchase (White House Office of Consumer Affairs). This stat alone should make you want to learn everything there’s to know about generating loyal customers. CONTINUE READING

What Does A Marketing Plan Look Like?

How To Write A Marketing Plan

If you’re looking to make more of your business, marketing is an essential part of your strategy. One of the best ways to do so is through sharing your brand with others. And there are plenty of tools to utilize to market your business. Utilizing social media is a great strategy, as well as enhancing your website or printing new business cards. However, marketing is a lot like a puzzle. To make sure all the pieces fit together, you need a marketing plan.  CONTINUE READING