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

Money-Saving Methods For Remodeling Contractors

The economy isn’t always on our side, and that makes it tough to function and prosper as an individual remodeling contractor and small business owner. Most are still feeling the pinch from homeowners who are hesitant to spend money and therefore, jobs are fewer and tend to pay less.

Remodeling contractors have had to bid lower and make cutbacks to stay in business, so it’s worth taking a look at some cost-saving options. See practical money-saving methods for contractors and tips for executing on these ideas. 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

Video: Don’t Forget…Set A Reminder

As a pro, we know your day is busy. When unexpected tasks come up, such as calling a lead, how do you keep track of them? It’s easy to lose track if you are an “out of sight, out of mind” type of person and potentially lose a job. CONTINUE READING

Should You Be Using LinkedIn For Your Business?

In today’s world, social media has changed the way we communicate. Not just in our personal lives, but also in business. According to Global Web Index, the average active internet user has about 5.54 social media accounts with different networks. If you think about the amount of internet users worldwide, approximately 3 Billion, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. 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

Trade Organizations Painters Need To Know About

As a local pro, you don’t have to go at the job alone, even if it sometimes feels like it. Organizations and associations exist to assist you in business and professional growth. Through joining an organization, you gain a collective voice in your field and educate yourself on the needs of your industry. You can work together with other pros, even if you’re not working on the same job. CONTINUE READING

Video: 3 Things Your Website Needs

What do you think customers are looking for when they come to your website? Reviews, contact information and previous work might come to mind. All are correct, but most importantly, they are looking for reasons to be confident that you’re the best pro for the job. CONTINUE READING

How To Handle Injuries On The Job Site

On the job, you and your workers’ safety should be the number one priority. Pros come in contact with dangerous tools and situations with your work. Many of us know common safety precautions, but accidents can happen and you should be prepared if they do. Here is what you need to know to best handle injuries on the job site. CONTINUE READING

Tips For Creating A Better Construction Project Portfolio

A project portfolio should be viewed as a marketing tool that exists to help you win more business. It’s a chance for you to showcase your best work and provide real-world examples to potential customers.

Similar to a job interview, you want to prove that you’re capable of solving construction challenges and problems in a timely manner. There’s no reason to slop something together overnight. Take your time and do it right. See tips for creating the perfect contractor’s project portfolio and get motivated to start working on yours today. CONTINUE READING