Category Archives: Sales & Strategy

Ways To Improve Your Sales Pitch

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

What Trade Organizations Do Electrical Pros Need To Know About?

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

What To Include In Your Plumbing Estimate

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

Business Tips For Roofing Contractors

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

What Does A Decking Pro Need To Know Before Starting A Business

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

Window & Door Industry Trends

One thing that professional window and door installers can always count on is that people are always going to need those two items in their house. But like any trade, the window and door industry can experience seasonal and annual change depending on trends.

Staying on top of industry trends and predictions is important for any type of contractor. It allows you to better prepare for future projects and understand what customers may be wanting. Overall, knowing what to expect will help you better serve your clients and leave them with a finished product that they love. Let’s take a look at what’s in now and what window and door trends you can expect in the coming months.

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Tips To Leave A Perfect & Professional Voicemail

The phone rings, rings again and then you hear the answering machine. Do you know what to say? This scenario is frequent for contractors who are trying to win the job. Crafting the perfect voicemail can help not only get you the call back but also win you the job.

However, this is easier said than done. Voicemails should be short and sweet, but should also express everything you need to say and more. If you want to start winning more jobs, it’s time to discover how you can leave a perfect and professional voicemail to potential customers. CONTINUE READING

What Trade Organizations Do Remodeling Pros Need To Know About

Remodeling contractors have a unique job. Their profession requires a practical skill set, top-notch organizational abilities, and an understanding of all the pieces that must come together to complete a job. To stay on top of their game, remodeling pros should spend time learning new tricks and techniques to improve their business.

If you’re a remodeling pro, you’re probably used to juggling a lot of roles at once. For support, many turn to remodeling trade organizations to learn and connect with other like-minded contractors. If you’ve been on the fence about joining a trade organization, here are a few reasons why you should become a member and what associations might be best for you.
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5 Business Tips For Plumbing Contractors

From small businesses to larger companies, there are similar themes that can help you be successful. Plumbing businesses are no exception. There are many business tips that are applicable and can help your plumbing business grow.

Business owners must wear many hats to be successful. One minute, you may have to find a solution to a plumbing problem and the next, you might have to be a salesperson to win the next job. Running a plumbing business can be a challenge, but here are a few tips that can help. CONTINUE READING

The Art Of The Follow-Up Call

A large part of your focus is finding leads that are ready to hire you for their home improvement project. However, only part of the job is finding them. To be successful, you must prove to the customer that you’re the best fit for the job.

Persistence can be one of the keys to win the job, starting with the follow-up call. A step that’s often forgotten by some pros could be the most crucial in landing their next job. See a few follow-up call tips that can help! CONTINUE READING