Navigating the rules and regulations of the roofing industry can be challenging. You understand the risks associated with the job and look to mitigate them, all the while, staying on top of the latest requirements. As these requirements vary state by state, and even sometimes by county, you may need to properly research to ensure your license is valid in the state you’re working in.
For roofing pros in California, having your license is a requirement to work in the state. While the process is straightforward, you’ll want to be sure you have all that is required before working. CONTINUE READING
In any industry, getting to know others in your field is important. While you may see others as competition, they can also be a valuable source of information and even a way to help generate more leads.
Many contractors work alone or with a small team, so many business owners find it refreshing to connect with others who are doing similar work. After all, networking is all about learning from other pros. If you’re new to networking, here are a few tips to help. CONTINUE READING
If you’re looking to win more jobs, you’re likely already marketing your business online. There are countless ways you can get the word out to your internet audience, but sometimes, it’s best to let your customers do the work for you.
Online reviews are valuable to the prospective customer. They are a trusted source of recommendation that are easier to access now more than ever. Often, a customer will leave a review after they’ve had a poor experience or feel something was not done to satisfaction. You can change this by asking happy customers to leave their reviews. CONTINUE READING
With predictions of a growing remodeling industry, many are thinking about starting their own business. Before taking the plunge and starting something new, you must take the steps necessary to set your new business up for success.
The first step to any business is to have a plan. But it doesn’t end there. Here’s what a remodeling pro needs to know before starting a business. CONTINUE READING
With a new year beginning, it’s a great time to sit down and figure out what you plan to accomplish in the year ahead. For the business owner, set aside time to think about where you want to be in a year and how you will get there.
While this is easy to say, it can be overwhelming to think about and organize. It helps to start with a mission statement for a year and write it down. All of your goals and objectives for the year should align with that statement. In the video below, Noah shares three tips to keep in mind as you set business goals for the year ahead. CONTINUE READING
In any career, it’s important to never stop learning. It’s especially important if you are a small business owner in a trade. There are new tips and techniques you can easily utilize to boost your business and management ability. CONTINUE READING
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
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