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

Trade Organizations Window & Door Pros Need To Know

In the competitive landscape of the window and doors industry, it’s more important than ever to make the right connections to grow your network. Connecting with trade organizations is a good way to find other pros and educate yourself further in your trade.

But when searching for organizations and associations, it may seem overwhelming if you don’t know where to look. We’ve put together this helpful list of trade organizations to help you decide how you can take the next step in furthering your business. CONTINUE READING

5 Ways Service Projects Can Help Your Contracting Business

Contractors have valuable skills that are needed by many, regardless of trade. There are many home projects that truly take an expert, which means people call you as a pro to find and fix problems. You’ve worked hard to develop your skills and are running a successful business because of it.

Would you ever consider donating your skills and time to a worthy cause? Some contractors may think this idea is crazy, but there are many benefits volunteering has to you and your business. Here are five ways volunteering can help your business. CONTINUE READING

How To Avoid A Legal Dispute

All business owners should prepare for and know how to identify and manage disagreements. As the leader of the company, you have the responsibility to prevent and minimize risk and loss on a job. Take action before a situation escalates to give yourself the best chance of avoiding a legal dispute. CONTINUE READING

How To Bid Out A Roofing Job

Roofing is a business that truly needs a pro’s expertise. As a necessity of the home, it’s important that your work is well done. From fixing missing shingles to installing a new roof, homeowners rely on you to ensure their homes stay comfortable and dry. CONTINUE READING

Video: The Benefits Of Carrying A License

When you think about your marketing efforts, how do they differentiate you from the competition? Knowing what makes you unique from other contractors can help you with your sales efforts and explain to customers why you are the best for the job. CONTINUE READING

Decking Industry Trends

A deck is viewed as an extension of the home, for those who are lucky enough to have one. For many years, it has been a question of having enough space in the backyard. But with new and innovative technologies in the construction of backyard decks, this is changing. CONTINUE READING