7 Apps You Should Be Using For Your Business

Let’s be honest, our smartphones are always with us. They’ve been integrated into many areas of our life, changing the way we communicate and socialize. But did you know that it can also be one of the best tools in your toolbox when it comes to your contracting business? If you haven’t already, it’s time to start using your phone to help your business grow.

It’s likely you have some apps on your phone already that make your life easier. From weather forecasts to connecting on social media, there is truly an app for everything, including different aspects of your business. See what apps are important for your business and what can make your life easier as a contractor.

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Photography Tips To Improve Your Portfolio

If you’re looking for new ways to win more jobs, consider brushing up on your photography skills. This may seem like a daunting task for some, but quality photos can really help increase your chance of getting more business.

You don’t need high-priced specialty equipment to get the perfect shot. If you have an up-to-date smartphone, you can easily get a few accessories and make a few changes to get beautiful images to use on your website or CraftJack portfolio. If you’re ready to get the most out of your job site pictures, here are a few photography tips to improve your portfolio. CONTINUE READING

What To Include In Your Electrical Estimate

Electrical is a highly-specialized trade that homeowners call on often. If you’re an electrical pro, you’ve been trained in your work and understand the importance of doing the job right. Part of the work is providing customers with a great estimate that can help you win the job.

When customers are looking to hire an electrical pro, the estimate you provide can make a difference in winning the job or not. A well-written estimate can set you apart. If you’re wondering how you can improve, here are a few tips on what to include in your electrical estimate. CONTINUE READING

How Loyal Customers Can Help Your Business Grow

When you think of ways to grow your business, what comes to mind? Maybe an increase in your marketing budget or discovering new ways to generate leads? The truth is, your loyal customers can be one of the biggest factors when it comes to business growth.

Customer loyalty is a great way to generate new business as well as find new opportunities. If you’re not spending time creating loyal customers, you could be missing out. Here’s how loyal customers can help your business grow and what you can do to build those relationships. CONTINUE READING

What To Include In Your Roofing Estimate

As a contractor, you’ll find that estimates are a very important part of your job. They can help the customer better understand what they should expect from your services and how to best budget for the project. But budgets aren’t as simple as walking through a home and throwing out a number. 

From materials needed to time spent on the job, roofers have plenty to think about when it comes to preparing a proper estimate. If you’re a roofing professional, here’s a look at what you need to include in your roofing estimate.

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2018 Construction Forecast

A new year is here. You’ve likely taken time to look back at the areas you’ve succeeded this year and where there are still opportunities to improve. It’s time to now look towards the future. It’s likely 2018 will bring new changes to the industry.

Last year, we predicted slow growth in the construction industry. This year, we’re expected to see more steady growth as well as a boost in the remodeling industry. Here’s what you need to know going into the new year and how you can prepare your business. CONTINUE READING

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. CONTINUE READING

CraftJack Pro Mobile App Released

CraftJack is pleased to announce that our Pro App is now available! As of today, contractors can download the app for free to their mobile device. CONTINUE READING

How To Generate More Painting Leads In Texas

For painters, new local leads are essential for business growth. But, knowing where to look for those local leads can be difficult. It’s likely there are a few ways to find new painting leads in your area that you may not have tried.

Texas homeowners are looking for painters to help in their homes. If you’re a painting pro in Texas, these are the customers you’re looking for. Here are a few tips on how to find more painting leads in Texas. CONTINUE READING

7 Lead Generation Tips You Can Try Right Now

Lead generation can take time to show results. As a contractor, you should have a good mix of both long-term and short-term strategies to help generate new leads.

While it won’t be instant, there are actions you can take to help move your lead generation forward to see further success. However, it won’t always come easy. You will have to use time and money to help these efforts become successful. Here are a few lead generation tips you can try right now to help find new business. CONTINUE READING