With predictions of a growing remodeling industry, many are thinking about starting their own business. Before taking the plunge and starting something new, you must take the steps necessary to set your new business up for success.
The first step to any business is to have a plan. But it doesn’t end there. Here’s what a remodeling pro needs to know before starting a business. CONTINUE READING
With a new year beginning, it’s a great time to sit down and figure out what you plan to accomplish in the year ahead. For the business owner, set aside time to think about where you want to be in a year and how you will get there.
While this is easy to say, it can be overwhelming to think about and organize. It helps to start with a mission statement for a year and write it down. All of your goals and objectives for the year should align with that statement. In the video below, Noah shares three tips to keep in mind as you set business goals for the year ahead. CONTINUE READING
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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