Author Archives: Tim McKenna

How To Find Landscaping Jobs Near Me

Other than being a master of your trade, three of the most important aspects of a successful landscaping business are: having quality lead generation, bidding jobs correctly, and landing the job. Many contractors are top-notch tradesmen but may not know how to generate more landscaping leads.

Another scenario is they have the landscaping leads, but they may not bid accurately and end up losing money, or they bid too high and don’t get the referrals and repeat customers they would with a more accurate estimate. Here are some tricks of the landscaping trade.

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What Homeowners Are Looking For

This summer looks different for many, with more people staying home due to COVID-19. The pandemic has certainly changed plans for many, but what does this mean for you and your business?

We wanted to know some of these answers to help your business continue to grow even during these unprecedented times. In early May, we sent out a survey to both Contractors and our network of homeowners to see how coronavirus has impacted them and what the outlook is for the future. In today’s webinar, we’ll be presenting some of our results and what that means for you. Take a look at the video below.

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Improve Your Online Presence In 2020

In the midst of summer, it’s important to remember that your marketing matters for lead generation. Let’s look at cleaning up your online presence and sprucing up what you are doing online to make your business thrive and grow. It’s really a good idea for every business to spend time bi-annually or quarterly tidying up their online presence and monitoring their online reputation on a daily/weekly basis.

With all the jobs you have lined up that may seem like a daunting task, but it is an essential cog. Try these simple tips for spring cleaning your business’s “online house” and make your business shine!

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What Are Essential Home Services?

As you know, many states are under shelter-in-place orders, allowing only essential businesses and entities to remain open. We are all learning that the word ‘essential’ is a very ambiguous term and each state’s definition is ever-changing. Not to mention, many businesses are taking advantage of loopholes in policy changes, making it hard to know which way is up and which way is down.

Disregarding orders can lead to massive fines, license removal, and mandatory business closure. While we can’t eliminate the gray area, we can try to make things somewhat black and white. 

Wondering what CraftJack is doing to keep our contractors safe? Read our COVID-19 update here.

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Planning For The Future: Lead Generation & More

While it can be a bit difficult to see out in front of our feet these days, it is important for us to remember that brighter and more prosperous days are ahead. Planning for the future during this crisis is one of the best things we can do for our business, for our wellness, and for the future of the American economy.

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Improving Customer Communication

Even the most successful contractors have to deal with customers who may be challenging to sell to. Chances are these customers aren’t doing it on purpose, but either way, it costs your business time and money. Here are some common situations everyone has to deal with at one point or another and how to overcome them. 

Are you ready to connect with more customers in your area? Sign up with CraftJack today and find more contractor job opportunities near you.

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Save Money With A Virtual Assistant

As a business owner, you face a number of challenges every day. This can take your focus away from the business of getting new jobs and growing your business.

From administrative tasks to customer follow up chances are somethings are just slipping through the cracks. But how do you fix the issue? What do you do when you aren’t ready to grow your staff? Hire a virtual assistant- it might be the best thing you do to grow your business. CONTINUE READING