Category Archives: Sales & Strategy
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. CONTINUE READING
Whether you see yourself as a salesperson or not, it’s a major part of any contracting business. To win a lead, you must be prepared to speak with the potential customer about why you are the right person for the job. While not every job is the same, it helps if you practice beforehand.
One tactic that some pros find helpful is developing a sales pitch and becoming familiar with it. Your sales pitch could be just what the customer needs to hear to differentiate you from the competition. If you’re creating a new sales pitch or looking to improve on what you’re currently doing, here are a few tips to help. CONTINUE READING
Electrical pros must be knowledgeable in their ever-changing field. With new regulations and technologies, you may not know where to turn to be sure you’re up-to-date. If you can relate, joining an electrical trade organization can help.
Trade organizations and association memberships not only help to educate you on the latest in the industry, but you can win more jobs by adding it to your credentials. See why electrical trade organizations are important and which ones you should know about. CONTINUE READING
The way you carry yourself on the job speaks volumes about your business. That’s why it’s so important to have clear communication skills. While much of it seems inherent, there are plenty of us that could use a refresher on what great communication really looks like.
For contractors, you’re already wearing many hats and delegating tasks. Communication between you and your employees, as well as you and the homeowner, can lead to a more successful job. Here are a few communication tips that can help. CONTINUE READING
If you’re in the plumbing industry, you know that estimates are important. Not only do they help the customer get an idea of what the job will cost, but it’s also a representation of your business that can help you win the job.
Whether you’re a seasoned plumbing pro or just starting out, the art of presenting an estimate to your customer can always be improved. Here are a few tips on what to include in your plumbing estimate to help you win the job. CONTINUE READING
For roofing pros, there’s a lot to navigate when you’re a business owner. While you must be skilled in your trade, you should also be an expert at marketing, sales and administration.
While that seems like a lot of work, owning your own roofing business is rewarding and has plenty of benefits. If you’re looking to become a better roofing business owner, we have a few tips that can help. CONTINUE READING
As a contractor in any trade, you know it can be a competitive business. When you receive a lead from any source, you should keep in mind that there are other pros who want their business just as much as you do. So, you must ask yourself the question, how are you different than the rest? CONTINUE READING
For any small business, a customer complaint is bound to happen at some point. While you may go the extra mile to provide the best service to your customers, there could be an incident that’s talked about.
While negative feedback can be discouraging to you and the success of your business, it doesn’t have to be. In fact, if you respond appropriately, it could actually benefit both you and the customer. Here are a few tips to better handle customer complaints to keep your business successful. CONTINUE READING
Recent trends show the decking industry is busy. People are looking to build new decks or expand on the ones they already have. Homeowners are seeing the value of a deck and wanting that for their home. With this news, you might be considering your own decking business. After all, becoming your own boss is a great thing!
However, before you print those business cards, there are a few things you should know about starting your own company. For the decking industry, it involves some training and ensuring you have the right insurance. Here’s what you need to know before starting a decking business. CONTINUE READING
Hearing “no” is never the answer we desire. As contractors, a big part of your business is sales. While it would be great to win every job, sometimes the answer will be no.
However, you don’t have to let rejection get you down. Start by getting comfortable hearing no. Like many other aspects of business, practice makes perfect. In the video below, Noah explains how to handle rejection and negotiate for your benefit. CONTINUE READING