7 Podcasts Every Pro Should Listen To

In any career, it’s important to never stop learning. It’s especially important if you are a small business owner in a trade. There are new tips and techniques you can easily utilize to boost your business and management ability. CONTINUE READING

How To Handle Multiple Jobs At Once

If you’ve spread the word about your business, utilized lead generation techniques and have loyal customers, it’s likely that there may be a time that you must juggle multiple jobs at once. While the income is great, a small mistake can ruin your reputation with the customer or impact the overall project.

Taking on more than one job at a time takes careful planning, attention and communication. If you’re finding yourself in this situation, we have a few tips that may help you stay organized and be successful. CONTINUE READING

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.

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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How CraftJack Focuses On Leads That Work

We all know there is a difference between a good lead and a bad lead. Good leads come from real humans, people who are serious about having work done and ready-to-hire. Good leads also do not jump through hoops before landing in your inbox.

Lead generation is a partnership between the contractor and lead gen company. The contractor must call his or her leads quickly and follow up if the homeowner doesn’t answer, while the lead generation company must provide quality leads to that contractor. CONTINUE READING

Industry News: Dec 2016

Staying on top of industry news, any time of year is important. However, With the year coming to a close, many are starting to see trends that may affect business in the coming year. Home building and remodeling is on the rise, which is good news for pros in 2017. CONTINUE READING

What Trade Organizations Plumbers Need To Know About

Plumbing pros have an important job that takes more than just a small understanding. They must have experience and education to quickly identify homeowner’s plumbing issues and fixes, especially if there is a water leak or another emergency. That’s why, as a plumbing pro, you must continue educating yourself in your trade. CONTINUE READING

Video: Business Is Slow, Now What?

For many trades, as the weather begins to change, work can slow down. While there are many tips and tricks to help plan for this, what happens when conditions mean business does not go as planned? CONTINUE READING

What Trade Organizations Do Decking Pros Need To Know About

As we’ve seen from recent trends, decking is booming throughout the country. More homeowners are seeing the value in having additional outdoor square footage and adding decks to their home. This is great news for decking pros who have been keeping busy this year. CONTINUE READING

Social Media Marketing Hacks To Make Your Life Easier

Owning a business is no easy task. It takes hard work, dedication and commitment. One way to grow your business is through social media, but I understand it can be your friend or foe depending on your expertise. Using social media to grow your business is tricky if you’re not familiar with the various platforms and features.

That’s why I’ve come up with social media hacks specifically for business. Hacks are tricks, shortcuts or skills that increase productivity and efficiency. The social media hacks outlined below will help you navigate the landscape and make your life easier. CONTINUE READING

Video: Grow Your Business

Any business owner wants to see their company flourish. It’s good to take a step back and examine where you are and where you want to go. But what if you see that your business growth isn’t as much as you had hoped? CONTINUE READING