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
In this day and age, it’s imperative that small business owners utilize online resources to be successful. While trusted methods such as word of mouth referrals and business fliers still work, you could be missing out on a great deal of business if you’re not using the Internet to generate leads. CONTINUE READING
Pros need to be experts; not only in their trade, but marketing, customer service and more. Maybe these topics come easy to you or maybe you’d like to learn more. Seeking out the right resources is key to educating yourself on how to build a better business. 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
It’s been a year of changing trends in the remodeling industry. You may have seen this within your own work, too. Now is a good time to look back at the last year to better plan, as many of this year’s trends are a good indicator of what’s to come in 2017. CONTINUE READING
When you look at a painting or sculpture, have you ever noticed how the artist will put their signature in the corner? This lets the viewer know that this is authentically theirs. In the same way, contractors should take pride in the work that they do. CONTINUE READING