Category Archives: Sales & Strategy

What To Include In Your Painting Estimate

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.

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What Licenses Do Roofing Pros Need In California

Navigating the rules and regulations of the roofing industry can be challenging. You understand the risks associated with the job and look to mitigate them, all the while, staying on top of the latest requirements. As these requirements vary state by state, and even sometimes by county, you may need to properly research to ensure your license is valid in the state you’re working in.

For roofing pros in California, having your license is a requirement to work in the state. While the process is straightforward, you’ll want to be sure you have all that is required before working.

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The Value Of Being A Licensed, Bonded & Insured Contractor

Do you need more customers? Are you looking to grow your business? Do you ever wonder why you aren’t winning more jobs? These are all important questions that need to be addressed if you’re going to run a successful business.

Working as a contractor and running your own business are no easy tasks. It takes hard work, long hours and extreme dedication. If there’s one area of your business you should be paying attention to, it’s your qualifications and licensing requirements. See the value of being a licensed, bonded and insured contractor and why all practicing service professionals should take this matter seriously if you want to grow your business.

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What Licenses Do Plumbing Pros Need In Texas

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.

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The Dos & Don’ts Of Estimates

Though every job is different, contractors should be willing and ready to provide estimates to their customers. Knowing what to present and how to present them can be tricky, especially when you’re trying to land the job.

Providing an estimate can be the hardest part of the business. Your estimate needs to be high enough to make a profit, but low enough to win the job. These tips below will help you create a good estimate and win the job.

To gather information on the project, you’ll need to have a conversation with the customer. Some clients are already aware of what they need and can provide you with information over the phone. However, it’s always a good idea to see the job in person, as customers can leave out important details. In all situations, this is your first impression with the client, so you’ll want to provide them with great customer service.

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What Licenses Do Roofing Pros Need In Florida

Pros in any trade should be aware of the rules and regulations in their state to effectively do the job. For roofing contractors, navigating what the state requirements are can be tricky. Sometimes, the job can be challenging and you must be educated about safety requirements. For that reason, it’s important to know what your state requires.

For roofing contractors in Florida, you must have a license to perform work on anyone’s home or business. Here’s what you need to know about your Florida roofing business license.

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2022 Marketing Trends You Should Know

It’s a new year, so it’s time to shake up your marketing strategy. There are some new trends on the horizon to go along with the old but effective way of doing things.

Marketing trends seem to change quickly. This change and growth may instantly make you feel anxious and stressed, but that needn’t be the case for you and your 2022 marketing plan. Instead, consider it a challenge and an opportunity to take some baby steps towards using new tools and strategies to potentially grow your business little by little.

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How To Create SMART Goals

No matter what type of business you run, it’s important to set goals. Your goals keep you focused on what you want to achieve and make it easier for employees to understand why their work is important. If you’re ready to start setting goals, keep reading to learn more about SMART goals and why you should use them.

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The SMART goals acronym stands for specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-based. Using the SMART framework is important to stay organized and give your team a sense of direction. Imagine what would happen if you set a generic goal like “get more customers.” The statement says nothing about how many new customers you want to get, how long you plan to focus on the goal, or whether your company is even capable of reaching the goal. Generic goals also leave employees wondering about how their work roles fit into your plans for the organization.

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Cómo Cerrar A Un Prospecto Y Obtener El Contrato Deseado.

Durante el proceso de ventas, el momento del cierre es quizás el más importante. Es en este punto en que el contratista gana o pierde un contrato, y es precisamente por esto en que la importancia de escoger las palabras correctas se vuelve crucial, ya que es cuando el cliente potencial tomará su decisión final al respecto de sus servicios y se sabrá si valió la pena todo el esfuerzo invertido en convertir al prospecto en un cliente permanente. El momento del cierre puede entonces volverse una fuente de nerviosismo y aprehensión. Sin embargo, estos sentimientos dan lugar a una mayor sensación de satisfacción a la hora de firmar la documentación, y la razón principal por la que se han desarrollado un gran número de técnicas de cierre al paso de los años. Cabe tener en mente que, para un contratista, un cierre efectivo se traducirá a un incremento en sus ganancias y la expansión empresarial que desea. Si usted busca como volverse más efectivo en el cierre de sus ventas, en CraftJack podemos ayudarle. Póngase en contacto con nosotros hoy mismo y vea todo lo que podemos hacer por usted y su empresa.

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Como Crear Su Marca Contratista

Una marca es una promesa y la esperanza de una experiencia. Pero una marca no es exclusiva de las cadenas comerciales y la creación de la marca de un contratista puede preparar a sus clientes para una experiencia por la que estén dispuestos a pagar. Una buena marca refleja lo que es su empresa, al igual que todas sus aspiraciones y como la gente la percibe. De la misma manera su marca debe tener una base sólida en lo que su mercado desea y necesita. Por ejemplo, si usted entra a un restaurante de KFC, usted tendrá la expectativa de poder consumir pollo frito de buena calidad acompañado de puré de papa y ensalada de col en un ambiente informal y con servicio amable y rápido. Esa es la meta de la marca y cada vez que vea un restaurante de la cadena sabrá que, sin importar donde se encuentre, siempre podrá contar con esos valores. El establecer una marca de calidad requiere de paciencia y perseverancia pero vale el esfuerzo invertido. Si usted desea aprender más sobre la importancia y establecimiento de su propia marca, ¡CraftJack le puede ayudar! Así que no lo dude y póngase en contacto con nosotros hoy mismo y vea cómo podemos ayudarle mejor.

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