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It can be tough for contractors to find construction leads, regardless of how long you have been in the industry. With the ever-changing economy, it’s hard to choose an exact method when it comes to generating construction leads.
Outside of lead generation services, you should be looking for the best way to get construction leads. This may mean a little extra work sometimes, but there is a payoff in the money you can save. Here are a few ways you can get free construction job leads.CONTINUE READING
Discover essential electrician safety tips to protect your team. Read on to learn best practices you can follow to enhance your contracting business.
As an electrical contractor, your safety and that of your workers and clients is of absolute, utmost importance. Along with your electrical expertise, your knowledge of and adherence to safety protocols is a primary reason home and business owners hire you, the professional. We’ve put together this guide on electrician safety tips to help you formulate and communicate your safety practices to your team and your clients.CONTINUE READING
Don’t work another HVAC job before checking out our top HVAC safety tips for technicians.
If you're an HVAC technician, you know your job comes with risks. Before going to another work site, ensure you’re protected as much as possible. Check out these 15 HVAC safety tips that can help keep you safe and reduce the chances of workplace injury.
And when you have safety covered and are ready to find new HVAC customers, you cansign up with CraftJack to get high-quality, phone-verified leads in your area.CONTINUE READING
As a contractor, you’re always on the lookout for new jobs. Sometimes this may come easy, but other times, it may be more difficult to locate homeowners looking for your services. However, it’s a job that must be done so your business can be successful.
Regardless of the season, you might be wondering where you can find contractor jobs. The truth is, you can easily find leads near you. Here are a few ideas on where you can find contractor jobs.
Are you looking for more jobs in your area? Sign up with CraftJack today and start receiving more leads from homeowners near you.CONTINUE READING
With DIY home renovations on the rise and heavily edited home improvement shows blurring the line between reality and entertainment, it’s easy for everyday Americans to misunderstand how much physical labor and hard-earned skill is required for most contractor jobs.
The question remains: What sort of work is most physically grueling and what’s hardest to learn and master? In order to find out, we surveyed 1,609 contractors and 652 consumers, asking them to rank 32 types of contractor work. Check out the results below.CONTINUE READING
These money management techniques can help contractors and small business owners keep control of their finances through the good times and the bad in their trading.
Running a business isn't easy. It's estimated that 1 in 5 small businesses fail in their first 2 years, and just 25% of new business ventures survive for a decade. One of the biggest challenges small businesses face is managing their cash flow. Even businesses that have a good reputation and a steady flow of customers can find themselves struggling if they encounter a sudden unexpected expense or a major client fails to pay them. Money management skills are essential for all business owners.CONTINUE READING
Retirement planning is an important part of preparing for the future, regardless of career objectives. For independent contractors who don't have the advantages of employer-sponsored retirement opportunities, making sure needs are covered can take a little more coordination. However, this doesn't mean retirement can't be in the cards; there are plenty of avenues for self-employed individuals to consider.
From putting away the proper amount early in a career to the savings benefits of tools specifically for independent contractors, such as solo 401(k)s and SEP IRAs, it's possible to put aside enough money for the retirement of your dreams.CONTINUE READING
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. If you're new to starting a business, check out our Guide To Starting A Successful Painting Business.
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.CONTINUE READING
Other than being a master of your trade, three of the most important aspects of successful landscaping businesses 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. If you're new to starting a business, check out our Ultimate Guide To Starting A Landscaping Business.CONTINUE READING
Plumbing pros have a unique job that takes plenty of expertise to ensure a job well done. Not only do plumbers have to be skilled at what they do, but they also have to stay on top of local codes and regulations to make sure their business is compliant.
If you’re a plumber in the State of Texas, you must be licensed to do business. To get your license, you must complete a journeyman program where you’ll learn all about the industry. If you’re considering getting your plumbing license in Texas, here’s what you need to know.CONTINUE READING