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

Construction Forecast 2017

Construction Forecast 2017

A new year is a time for new beginnings and opportunities. You can plan for your business by looking ahead at what experts are predicting the construction industry will bring for pros this year.

Last year, we saw the construction industry grow and reported trends show that continuing into 2017. We’ve rounded up what predictions pros need to know in 2017 to help you get ready for the new year ahead. CONTINUE READING

Video: What Are Your New Business Goals?

Business Goals

With a new year beginning, it’s a great time to sit down and figure out what you plan to accomplish in the year ahead. For the business owner, set aside time to think about where you want to be in a year and how you will get there.

While this is easy to say, it can be overwhelming to think about and organize. It helps to start with a mission statement for a year and write it down. All of your goals and objectives for the year should align with that statement. In the video below, Noah shares three tips to keep in mind as you set business goals for the year ahead. 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

Video: Share More Videos

Share More VIdeos

It’s no secret that video marketing is hot right now. According to eMarketer, four times as many consumers would rather watch a video about a product or service than read about it. As a pro, if you haven’t considered using video to show your work, now is the time. CONTINUE READING

Announcing CraftJack Lead Manager Updates: Commercial Leads Now Available

Commercial Leads Now Available

The long wait is over. CraftJack now offers commercial leads to all our loyal contractors!

Since our inception in 2011, CraftJack has solely focused on residential leads. While the residential home improvement market continues to grow, so too does the commercial market. Business owners who need to make updates or repairs to their properties or facilities provide a great opportunity for contractors. Therefore, CraftJack decided the time was right to start offering commercial leads across every one of our categories: CONTINUE READING

CraftJack Updates & New Discount Policy

Updates And Discount Policy

Since CraftJack started 5½ years ago, our goal has never changed; provide the highest quality leads and the best possible service for our loyal contractors. As the CraftJack Lead Manager is never a final product, we are making three positive changes revolving around new lead tasks and CraftJack discounts.

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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 CraftJack Focuses On Leads That Work

Leads That Work

We all know there is a difference between a good lead and a bad lead. Good leads come from real humans, people who are serious about having work done and ready-to-hire. Good leads also do not jump through hoops before landing in your inbox.

Lead generation is a partnership between the contractor and lead gen company. The contractor must call his or her leads quickly and follow up if the homeowner doesn’t answer, while the lead generation company must provide quality leads to that contractor. CONTINUE READING