Five Ways To Manage Employees Across Job Sites

Discover how to manage employees at remote job sites as your home services company grows with this handy guide from CraftJack.

When a business has multiple sites, managing employees can become challenging. The lack of face-to-face contact and the inability to inspect sites in person creates a disconnect between management and construction employees. Fortunately, there are smart strategies managers can use to stay connected with their workers and keep them engaged.

While you manage your employees, we'll help you manage your leads. Sign up with CraftJack today and find more home service leads in your area.

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The Dos & Don’ts Of Estimates

Though every job is different, contractors should be willing and ready to provide estimates to their customers. Knowing what to present and how to present them can be tricky, especially when you’re trying to land the job.

Providing an estimate can be the hardest part of the business. Your estimate needs to be high enough to make a profit, but low enough to win the job. These tips below will help you create a good estimate and win the job.

To gather information on the project, you’ll need to have a conversation with the customer. Some clients are already aware of what they need and can provide you with information over the phone. However, it’s always a good idea to see the job in person, as customers can leave out important details. In all situations, this is your first impression with the client, so you’ll want to provide them with great customer service.

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What Are Home Service Employees Looking For At Work?

Provide home service employees with opportunities to learn and develop to engage them and make them passionate about working for you. Discover how and learn other ways to inspire and retain your workforce. 

The Great Resignation and increasingly competitive markets mean it's harder to attract and retain home service contractors than ever. Employees have more choices, so they can be more selective about the company they work for. The idea of a job for life is almost entirely extinct, but without relying on loyalty, how do you retain employees? 

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Cómo Establecer Una Empresa Electricista En Florida

Si usted está leyendo este artículo, es muy probable que esté pensando en abrir su propia empresa electricista. Hacerlo podría parecer sencillo, sin embargo, antes de abrir sus puertas al público hay algunos pasos que debe dar y requisitos que debe cumplir para operar en el estado de Florida. A continuación le mostramos cuales son. 

En CraftJack estamos conscientes de que establecer una empresa puede ser un proceso confuso y largo, especialmente si es su primera vez. Es por eso que le invitamos a ponerse en contacto con nosotros para ver de cuantas maneras le podemos ayudar a cumplir ese sueño. 

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8 Best Practices For Your Regional Business

Discover eight tips to help you grow your regional business. Home service contractors with multiple business locations can refine their online presence and expand their reach using expert advice from CraftJack.  

Search engines and lead generation websites have made it easier than ever for regional businesses to attract customers. The internet is an astounding tool for business growth, but few contractors know how to truly harness the power of digital marketing.

Branding, market research, and consistently excellent customer service are more important than ever. With multiple channels for feedback, such as review sites and social media, and more competition, you need to work hard to stand out. Use the following eight tips to optimize your home service company's online presence.

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How To Get More Referrals

To succeed as a home service professional, you need a steady stream of referrals. Keep reading to learn how to get more sales leads without a lot of extra stress.

No matter how much you spend on marketing each year, customers are one of the best sources of sales leads for contractors. Many people don't trust brochures and websites, but they do trust their friends and family members. As a result, they're more likely to call you if someone recommends your services than they would be if they just happened to see an ad for your business. Keep reading to learn how to generate more leads.

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Take Your CraftJack Leads To The Next Level With Hatch

CraftJack is so excited to announce that we have recently partnered with Hatch to help you take your CraftJack leads and turn them into new sales. 

Hatch is a messaging platform that automates communication between home improvement and home services businesses and their leads over text, email, and voicemail drops. Hatch’s average customer experiences increased conversion rates of 500% or more

Homeowners are busy people - and likely requesting quotes from multiple companies. If you don’t respond within five minutes, there’s a good chance another company has already beaten you out. Hatch eliminates this problem by automating your response so that you never miss out on a lead again. 

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Bookkeeping Tips For A Home Service Company

Learn everything you need to know about bookkeeping services for a home service company. Discover tips and advice about daily operations and common challenges and whether to perform duties in-house, outsource, or use automated software.

Thinking about bookkeeping services can seem intimidating for a new small business owner. However, it's easier than you might think. There are several approaches to consider, such as hiring a bookkeeper, outsourcing, or managing daily financial accounts yourself. 

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Confianza Del Propietario De Vivienda 101: Opciones De Financiamiento Para Los Clientes

Nota del Editor: Una forma en la que usted puede ganarse la confianza del propietario de vivienda es al ayudar a su cliente a navegar el complicado mundo del financiamiento para su proyecto. Hoy tenemos al autor huésped Andy Misek de Finance Guru que comparte información sobre opciones de financiamiento para clientes. ¡Esperamos que esta guía le ayude a contestar cualquier pregunta que se le presente sobre financiamiento!

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How To Start A Home Service Business

Starting a home service business is a great way to use your knowledge and skills to make a living. Keep reading to learn about some of the most popular business types and find out what you need to do to get started.

If you have experience with carpentry, painting, landscaping, or another home service, it may be time to start your own business rather than working for someone else. Running a business gives you a tremendous amount of flexibility, but it also requires good organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to manage your time effectively. 

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