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

For those who are lucky enough to have one, a deck is a wonderful extension of the home that ties the outdoors and indoors together. They can be transformed into outdoor oases, perfect for entertaining, socializing, or just relaxing after a long day. In the past, having a backyard deck depended on having enough space. However, thanks to new and innovative technologies in the construction of backyard decks, this is changing.
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What Does A Marketing Plan Look Like?

If you’re looking to make more of your business, marketing is an essential part of your strategy. One of the best ways to do so is through sharing your brand with others. And there are plenty of tools to utilize to market your business. Utilizing social media is a great strategy, as well as enhancing your website or printing new business cards. However, marketing is a lot like a puzzle. To make sure all the pieces fit together, you need a marketing plan. CONTINUE READING

How “Not Interested” Prospects Can Help Your Lead Generation

Let’s say you receive a lead or prospect who isn’t your ideal customer, or makes it clear that they’re in the stage of collecting information. This is where you have a choice to either start building trust with this lead or take no for an answer and hang up the phone.

The truth is, you’re losing out on potential business by shutting down this type of call. It’s important to hear the customer’s needs and discuss your services. “Not interested” can take on many meanings, from not ready to purchase to just shopping around. By not approaching these prospects strategically, you’re missing out on future sales and opportunities. See how to turn undecided leads into future business for your company. CONTINUE READING

What To Include In Your Remodeling Estimate

A contractor in any trade should be prepared to write an estimate for the job. But, as you all know, each estimate will look different depending on the trade. For the remodeling pro, creating a comprehensive estimate is important not only to organize the project, but to win the bid. CONTINUE READING

Video: Why Local Listings Matter

There are many ways to get your name out there and get more leads, especially on the Internet. A website is a valuable part of any contractor’s marketing strategy. It’s a place to keep all your contact information, reviews and other details that customers can easily reference. But it doesn’t stop there. CONTINUE READING