Category Archives: Business Tips

Cómo Leer e Interpretar Un Plano

Un plano es un dibujo bidimensional que proporciona una representación virtual detallada sobre cómo debe verse y hacerse una construcción. Estos generalmente incluyen las medidas de los diferentes elementos constructivos, los materiales, y el sitio exacto de todos los componentes necesarios para lograr el resultado deseado. Para los contratistas de todos los rubros, el poder leer e interpretar es algo esencial para el desarrollo de su trabajo. Continúe leyendo para averiguar como. 

CONTINUE READING

Can A Handyman Do Plumbing & Other Specialized Tasks?

A handyman typically has a diverse skill set and can offer clients a wide range of services, but there are legal limitations to the jobs a jack-of-all-trades may accept. Learn what jobs a handyman can legally do in most states.

Often, homeowners and small businesses like to hire a jack-of-all trades for small jobs, preferring to employ someone who can perform a variety of maintenance and upkeep tasks rather than hiring a different specialty contractor for each job. If you have a diverse skill set and can offer clients a wide range of services, starting your own handyman business can be a great way to earn a living. However, because certain types of projects require additional training, licensing, or certifications, there are limits to what services you can offer as a handyman. This article looks at the types of job a handyman can and can’t legally do so a prospective handyman can better understand the responsibilities that may come with the job.

CONTINUE READING

Finding Value In Old Leads

If you're looking to grow your business, it's important to make use of all the tools available to you. A potentially lucrative approach that's commonly missed is finding value in old leads.  

Competing for jobs as a contractor can easily turn into a grind of constantly trying to generate and close new leads as you grow your business. While having a forward-leaning mindset can be a good and necessary thing, it's also a good idea to remember that either "losing" or completing a specific job doesn't necessarily mean old leads can't also offer new opportunities going forward. Remarketing involves some time investment, but it can pay dividends as it helps refill your sales pipeline and make it easier to hit sales targets.

CONTINUE READING

Budgeting For Lead Generation

Lead generation is a vital part of growing a home services business. Learn how to effectively budget for this important part of marketing.

Marketing is essential for any business and particularly important for home service businesses that provide one-off services such as landscaping or renovations. To thrive, it must have a steady stream of new customers. Word of mouth can only go so far. A robust lead generation strategy is a must for any business that wants to enjoy continued growth.

CONTINUE READING

Cómo Crear Un Estimado De Costo Para Un Trabajo De Techado

Uno de los principales problemas que enfrentan los contratistas que se dedican a los trabajos de techado es el que presentan los estimados de costo. Es muy común que el costo del trabajo resulte ser mayor que el presupuesto inicial, lo que representa una pérdida para el contratista. Esto se debe a que no se consideran todos los elementos necesarios en la estimación que se le entrega al cliente, sobre todo lo que tiene que ver con los costos de operación y su ganancia.

En CraftJack entendemos la importancia de generar un buen estimado de costo para obtener trabajos sólidos que le permitan generar una ganancia que hará crecer su negocio. Si quiere saber más sobre el tema, no dude en ponerse en contacto con nosotros para conocer las muchas maneras en que le podemos ayudar.

CONTINUE READING

Building A Team That Generates Leads

Learn how to grow your contracting business by turning employees into brand advocates who can attract new business.

For a home services business to grow and thrive, it needs a steady stream of customers. Traditional marketing efforts such as social media, flyers, and print ad campaigns are a major source of business, but there are other effective ways of generating leads. Your employees are out there every day, wearing your uniform and acting as representatives for your brand. Learn how they can turn contacts into leads during their day-to-day work, helping you grow your business with every interaction.

CONTINUE READING

The Contractor's Guide to QR Codes

QR codes are the future of networking. Learn how to use QR codes to get new clients and build your contracting business.

QR codes aren't a new idea, but they're enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Business cards are seen as not just outdated but potentially risky in an environment where people are accustomed to using no-touch options, and most homeowners have smartphones capable of reading QR codes. But how can a home services contractor make use of this technology, and what benefits does it offer in terms of marketing and lead generation? Find out the answer and more below.

CONTINUE READING

How to Create a Marketing Plan for Your Contractor Business

With the start of the new year, now’s the time to start thinking of new strategies to help your business grow. If you don’t have one already, a marketing strategy is one of the best things you can do to find new customers and keep old ones coming back.

Looking to grow your business in 2022? Sign up with CraftJack today and start receiving leads from homeowners in your area.

Simply put, a marketing plan is an outline of how you anticipate generating leads and attracting customers to your business. Marketing plans can be as general or as detailed as you’d like but should give you a solid idea of how you’ll help potential customers find your business in the year.

CONTINUE READING

How To Get More Carpentry Work

Looking for more carpentry work? Learn how CraftJack can help you get high-quality leads for your business.

If you're trying to get more carpentry work, it's important to have a systematic process in place for generating high-quality leads. A low-quality lead has no need for your services, while a high-quality lead has a need for your carpentry expertise and has a high chance of turning into a paying customer. Keep reading to learn how to find new customers in your area.

Are you looking for carpentry jobs in your area? Sign up with CraftJack today and start getting more carpentry leads.

CONTINUE READING

How To Start A Bathroom Remodeling Business

Get your bathroom remodeling business off to a great start. Find out how to start out as a contractor remodeling kitchens and bathrooms, how to set up a company, and where to get great leads.

Kitchen and bathroom remodeling is an in-demand and always growing job field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, contractors in this field can expect to earn a starting salary of $41,000 a year, with the top 10% of contractors earning more than $65,500. Getting started in this potentially lucrative field can be done as an employee of an established contractor, or you can start your own company and offer your services directly to landlords and homeowners in your area. Some areas require professional certification for bathroom remodeling jobs, but classes to prepare you for licensure are widely available around the country. Starting your own bathroom remodeling business requires some paperwork, financing, and a steady supply of promising leads to keep your business growing for as long as you own it.

CONTINUE READING