Summer Construction Trends

Summer Construction Trends

This time of year tends to bring more than just hot weather; it also sends more leads and jobs your way. For homeowners, summer means the ability to get more projects done before the cool weather hits. As such, business is good for many pros. CONTINUE READING

Video: The Benefits Of Joining An Organization

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Have you considered becoming a member of a trade organization or association? Now might be the right time to do so. By joining an organization, you open yourself up to new opportunities for you and your business that you may not have had otherwise. CONTINUE READING

How To Bid Out A Remodel

Brick For Remodel

As a general contractor, you may have many areas of expertise. When working on a remodel of a whole house or a small bathroom, there are many factors involved that take specific skill sets. You may need to call on other pros to get the job done.  CONTINUE READING

Close A Tough Sale By Alleviating Customers’ 5 Biggest Fears

5 Biggest Fears

Sales is the front line of your business and a skill you should always be improving. If you want to stay in business, you need to learn how to close sales, especially the tough ones.

Your customers should be your top priority. If they aren’t, it’ll catch up with you and the consequences will be reflected in your financials. Closing a tough sale isn’t easy, but it’s possible if you focus on building trust and alleviating your customers’ five biggest fears. CONTINUE READING

How To Reduce Theft On A Job Site

Check Out Tools

At the end of a long day on the job, you put your tools away and head home. Maybe you don’t give it a second thought, but what if the tools you need were not there when you arrived in the morning? You invest a lot of money in your equipment and tools and it’s important to keep them safe. For the independent contractor, a stolen tool is an expensive problem to have. CONTINUE READING

Video: Customers’ 5 Biggest Fears

Video- Building Customer Trust

A contractor wears many hats, one of them being salesperson. They need to pitch a customer on their work and win the job. One of the most difficult aspects for pros today is closing a tough sale. CONTINUE READING

A Guide To Insurance For Contractors

A Guide To Contractors Insurance

The unexpected will happen. As a contractor, you know this. Pipes leak, nails go where they shouldn’t and accidents happen. However, when the unexpected happens to you, it’s best to be prepared. That’s where contractor’s insurance comes in. CONTINUE READING

Money-Saving Methods For Remodeling Contractors

Money Saving Methods

The economy isn’t always on our side, and that makes it tough to function and prosper as an individual remodeling contractor and small business owner. Most are still feeling the pinch from homeowners who are hesitant to spend money and therefore, jobs are fewer and tend to pay less.

Remodeling contractors have had to bid lower and make cutbacks to stay in business, so it’s worth taking a look at some cost-saving options. See practical money-saving methods for contractors and tips for executing on these ideas. CONTINUE READING

Industry News: June 2016

Industry News

As we enter into a busy season, it’s more important than ever to stay up-to-date on industry news and trends. To make things easier, we’re bringing you the top headlines you should know. CONTINUE READING

Video: Don’t Forget…Set A Reminder

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As a pro, we know your day is busy. When unexpected tasks come up, such as calling a lead, how do you keep track of them? It’s easy to lose track if you are an “out of sight, out of mind” type of person and potentially lose a job. CONTINUE READING