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

Video: How To Make Yourself & Your Company Memorable

Tips To Be Memorable

A common tactic for contractors to use to gather more leads is referrals. Referrals come from loyal customers who appreciate your work enough to pass your name along to friends, neighbors and family. But gaining a valuable referral isn’t as simple as showing up and doing a good job. You must make an overall great impression. 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

How “Not Interested” Prospects Can Help Your Lead Generation

Prospects

Let’s say you receive a lead or prospect who isn’t your ideal customer, or makes it clear that they’re in the stage of collecting information. This is where you have a choice to either start building trust with this lead or take no for an answer and hang up the phone.

The truth is, you’re losing out on potential business by shutting down this type of call. It’s important to hear the customer’s needs and discuss your services. “Not interested” can take on many meanings, from not ready to purchase to just shopping around. By not approaching these prospects strategically, you’re missing out on future sales and opportunities. See how to turn undecided leads into future business for your company. CONTINUE READING