Author Archives: Noah Mishkin

Which Lead Generation Sites Are The Best For Contractors?

Getting good contractor leads is one of the most important things you can do for your business. While locating leads for home improvement and repair businesses can seem like a daunting task, there are ways to find well-qualified leads that generate a steady stream of business for your company.

Working with the best lead generation websites for contractors can potentially put you in touch with thousands of promising potential customers in your area, all within your service area and in need of the services you offer.

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What Licenses Do Electricians Need In Florida?

Florida electricians must be licensed to work within the state. Find out what licenses are offered and how to be approved to start your Florida electrical business.

Becoming an electrician can be a lucrative and rewarding career opportunity. Electricians provide valuable services to Florida homeowners, ensuring their electrical systems are running efficiently and preventing electrical issues that can cause damage to the home. When it comes to an electrician salary, Florida professionals should expect earnings around the national average of $24.72 per hour. With a population of more than 21 million residents, electrician jobs in Florida are available to pad those hours. If you've been thinking about starting a career in electrical work or you're an established electrician considering making a move to Florida, there are a number of steps you must take to get your Florida master electrician license.

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10 Ways To Make Your Growing Company Efficient

Discover 10 top tips to help guide small business owners as their home service company generates more leads, reaches more people, adds employees, and makes more revenue.

Operational efficiency is the name of the game when you're in the process of growing a home service company. However, with so many plates to spin, knowing what to prioritize can feel confusing. If you're in the process of growing your home improvement business, there are some universal priorities, no matter which vertical you're in.

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What Are Home Service Employees Looking For At Work?

Provide home service employees with opportunities to learn and develop to engage them and make them passionate about working for you. Discover how and learn other ways to inspire and retain your workforce. 

The Great Resignation and increasingly competitive markets mean it's harder to attract and retain home service contractors than ever. Employees have more choices, so they can be more selective about the company they work for. The idea of a job for life is almost entirely extinct, but without relying on loyalty, how do you retain employees? 

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Bookkeeping Tips For A Home Service Company

Learn everything you need to know about bookkeeping services for a home service company. Discover tips and advice about daily operations and common challenges and whether to perform duties in-house, outsource, or use automated software.

Thinking about bookkeeping services can seem intimidating for a new small business owner. However, it's easier than you might think. There are several approaches to consider, such as hiring a bookkeeper, outsourcing, or managing daily financial accounts yourself. 

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How To Start A Home Service Business

Starting a home service business is a great way to use your knowledge and skills to make a living. Keep reading to learn about some of the most popular business types and find out what you need to do to get started.

If you have experience with carpentry, painting, landscaping, or another home service, it may be time to start your own business rather than working for someone else. Running a business gives you a tremendous amount of flexibility, but it also requires good organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to manage your time effectively. 

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Announcing CraftJack Lead Manager Updates & Improvements

We are excited to announce some major changes to the CraftJack Lead Manager. These changes will provide you with more tools to win jobs and track your results as well as earn more discounts through CraftJack.

The new dashboard on the CraftJack Lead Manager is designed to give you a better overview of your account. In the new dashboard you will see:

  • Your last payment amount and your current balance due.
  • An overview of new leads you have not yet called.
  • Upcoming scheduled estimates.
  • On overview of your last 30 days (leads, spend, average quote, average job).
  • Recent reviews received from homeowners.
  • Recent marketing tips from our blog.
  • Recommendations on updating your profile.
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Demographics For People Seeking House Painters in 2011

Well, 2011 is behind us. Smart contractors will look back on 2011 and spot trends in their industry so they can make changes for 2012. And we wanted to help by providing some demographic data for all the house painting leads we received in 2011.

Here is a breakdown (highlights below the chart):

Total Leads: 24,724 – 12,208 female (60%), 8,047 male (40%)Most Common age: 34-44Top 4 states: California (13%), Texas (7%), Florida (7%), New York (7%)Most Common home market value: $100k-$250kHome ownership: 86%Marital status: 54% married

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6 Tips To Get More Work During The Slow Season

Ah, the winter. A festive season full of holiday joy, family bonding, and gift giving. And while gift giving tends to mean the high-point for many retail stores, it also means a major dip in home improvement spending.

November through January tend to be the slowest three months for almost every home improvement trade as people save their money for holiday gifts. Add to that the fact that the winter makes it near impossible to do any exterior home work in many parts of the country and you can understand why your lead volume drops this time of year.

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What Contractors Should Look For In a Lead Generation Company

If you are a home improvement contractor, chances are you get a good number of sales calls, emails, postcards from a lead generation company trying to sell you their leads.

Assuming that a lead generation site is a good strategy for your business, you may be wondering how to decide which company is right for you. Here are some important things to consider when working with a home improvement lead generation company.

This is always an important factor. How much does each lead cost for you service? There can be a wide range of prices among lead generation companies for the same service. So one company may charge $45 for a painting lead while another may charge $29.

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