Video: Providing Estimates Is NOT A Favor

Sincerity can go a long way and that starts with your very first sales call. As soon you receive that lead, give the homeowner a call (after all, you receive a 10% discount). As you call, remember that real people are on the other end. They should feel like you’re calling to help them. A consumer should never feel like they are inconveniencing you and that all starts with your tone and sincerity.
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Get Discounted Contractor Leads With CraftJack

Lead generation companies have gotten it wrong for years. While the industry has been around for decades, many lead generation services have not done all they could for their pros. After all, why should you pay the same amount for a shared lead versus an exclusive lead? It just doesn’t make sense.

Back in 2013, as a new lead gen company on the block, we decided to be the exception rather than the rule. CraftJack introduced our speed-to-call discounts for our loyal CraftJack contractors. Since then, our service professionals have saved over $1.2 Million. When a contractor receives a discount from a CraftJack lead, our pros average a 17% savings. CONTINUE READING

CraftJack Updates & New Pricing

A lot has happened in the 4½ years since launching CraftJack. We’ve brought some new ideas as a fresh approach to the home services industry that have changed the way home improvement contractors benefit from lead generation. Our commitment to providing the absolute best experience with positive results, has been the number one goal continually driving us toward great new ideas.
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4 Ways Green Construction Is Saving the Planet

Construction is slowly becoming a greener and more sustainable industry due to advances in technology and an adaption toward more eco-friendly building practices. All buildings and homes have an impact on their surrounding location, so it’s important to keep moving in a direction that decreases the environmental impact of these structures.

Creating awareness for environmentally-friendly processes is half the battle toward cleaning up and saving our planet. The more service professionals who support green construction, the better chance it’ll have at becoming an industry best practice. Fortunately, there are four ways green construction is already making its way into homes everywhere. CONTINUE READING

Video: Streaming Your Business

Customers today want more than just a good contractor. They want to see behind those closed doors. They want to see how you work before they hire you. They want to envision what it’s like to work with you before they sign on that dotted line.

Well, there are two terrific mobile phone apps that are perfect for streaming behind the scenes of your business: Meerkat and Periscope. Watch below as Noah explains exactly how you can use these simple apps. CONTINUE READING

Video: Learn From 2015

December is always the slow season, but that doesn’t mean the work stops. The end of the year is the perfect time to go back, learn and evaluate your business from the past year. What new aspects of your business worked? What new ventures did not work? These are just a few of the many questions you should ask yourself every December. CONTINUE READING

How To Differentiate Yourself From The Competition

As a business owner, it’s easy to get caught up in what the other guys are doing. While it’s smart to know what the competition is up to, it’s also important you don’t spend all of your time trying to keep up and as a consequence, lose yourself in the shuffle.

There’s something special about a business that’s able to harness the power of being different. Many customers’ value companies who aren’t afraid to stand apart from the crowd. They appreciate firms who deliver products and services that are made just for them. Businesses thrive when they stay true to themselves and clearly communicate a unique story and vision. As Dr. Seuss once said, “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” CONTINUE READING

How To Say No To Potential Customers

There comes a time when you have to say no to potential clients. While it seems counterintuitive to tell a potential customer “no, I don’t want your business,” scheduling conflicts, project conflicts, employee conflicts and payroll conflicts can all prevent professionals from taking on new business. CONTINUE READING

New Products: November 2015

Despite the slow season coming up for contractors across the country, manufacturers are busy updating and creating new products you all need to finish your jobs on time with the precision you guarantee.

With the holidays coming up, manufacturers have stepped it up over the last few months, coming out with numerous tools and products such as outdoor power tools, jobsite radios and much more. See below as we explore the hottest new products coming to market. CONTINUE READING

7 Tips To Remember When Trying To Make Business Connections

Many professionals often dread networking events. However, making connections and having a successful business can sometimes be one in the same. Here’s the thing, to truly perfect the art of networking and making connections, you have to practice everyday. Whether that’s talking to coworkers for a few minutes or working on your elevator pitch, be sure to find the best way to market your qualities. The key to a great business connection is sharing what you do and the goals of your company and listening to what your connection does. From there, you can figure out how both your similarities can benefit each party. Try to attend as many networking events to get a ton of practice.
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