Video: Where Do Leads Come From?

As a contractor, you’re always looking for new business. Whether it’s through a referral or a lead generation service, like CraftJack, you hope to connect with homeowners who have a project you can help them with. CONTINUE READING

What To Include In Your Cleaning Estimate

There are many skills and tactics you need to utilize when you’re bidding for a cleaning job. Sales skills are essential to show why you’re the right choice for the job. Superior communication with the potential client helps them to really understand more about your work. Preparing a perfect cleaning estimate is the final touch to show them just what they can expect from your work. CONTINUE READING

Video: What To Include In Your Estimate

When you’re bidding for a job, there are many factors that can make you stand apart from the rest. One of those factors is an estimate, to help the customer clearly understand what services you’ll be providing and what they are paying for. CONTINUE READING

How To Set Up A Google Business Profile

How many times have you heard the term “google it” when someone asks a question? Probably a lot! According to Business Insider, there are 2.3 Million Google searches per day. It’s no surprise that Google is the most powerful way to find information quickly, making it a place to be for any and all businesses. CONTINUE READING

How To Bid Out A Remodel

As a general contractor, you likely have many areas of expertise. But even the most skilled contractors don’t consider themselves an expert of every trade. There may come a time on a remodel where you’ll need to call on other pros to bid out all or part of the project.
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Close A Tough Sale By Alleviating Customers’ 5 Biggest Fears

Sales is the front line of your business and a skill you should always be improving. If you want to stay in business, you need to learn how to close sales, especially the tough ones.

Your customers should be your top priority. If they aren’t, it’ll catch up with you and the consequences will be reflected in your financials. Closing a tough sale isn’t easy, but it’s possible if you focus on building trust and alleviating your customers’ five biggest fears. CONTINUE READING

How To Reduce Theft On A Job Site

At the end of a long day on the job, you put your tools away and head home. Maybe you don’t give it a second thought, but what if the tools you need were not there when you arrived in the morning? You invest a lot of money in your equipment and tools and it’s important to keep them safe. For the independent contractor, a stolen tool is an expensive problem to have. CONTINUE READING

A Guide To Insurance For Contractors

The unexpected will happen. As a contractor, you know this. Pipes leak, nails go where they shouldn’t and accidents happen. However, when the unexpected happens to you, it’s best to be prepared. That’s where contractor’s insurance comes in. CONTINUE READING

Industry News: June 2016

As we enter into a busy season, it’s more important than ever to stay up-to-date on industry news and trends. To make things easier, we’re bringing you the top headlines you should know. CONTINUE READING

The Value Of Being A Licensed, Bonded & Insured Contractor

Do you need more customers? Are you looking to grow your business? Do you ever wonder why you aren’t winning more jobs? These are all important questions that need to be addressed if you’re going to run a successful business.

Working as a contractor and running your own business are no easy tasks. It takes hard work, long hours and extreme dedication. If there’s one area of your business you should be paying attention to, it’s your qualifications and licensing requirements. See the value of being a licensed, bonded and insured contractor and why all practicing service professionals should take this matter seriously if you want to grow your business. CONTINUE READING