Video: The Next Generation Of Craftsman

In a recent study by HomeAdvisor, 76% of construction business owners anticipate difficulties finding new employees, even though jobs are available. This is due to a new generation, the millennials, entering the workforce and not desiring to work in construction. CONTINUE READING

What You Should Know About The Skilled Labor Shortage

As a new generation enters the workforce, another begins to leave. For the construction industry, this can present challenges for contractors. The industry is struggling to retain new, young workers as an older generation of skilled craftsman start to leave the field. CONTINUE READING

The Power Of Customer Reviews For Small Businesses

The fact is that consumers are putting more faith in fellow consumers and less faith in actual companies. What this means is customer reviews and referrals are more powerful than ever before, including their ability to serve as a marketing tool for small businesses.

The ability of customer reviews to persuade another isn’t fabricated, there are hard facts behind the influence they have on purchasing habits. In this article, I’ll discuss why you need customer reviews, how they affect the bottom line and best practices for managing them. CONTINUE READING

5 Sales Tips That Will Help Win The Job

Your sales strategy is just as important as the actual hands-on work you do. Why? Because the way you communicate what you can do for the customer is the way you’ll land the job. Sales are incredibly important for any business owner. Knowing your best approach will help you win new jobs and gain referrals.

However, not everyone is great at selling. But, with a few easy tips and techniques, you can gain new business in no time at all. CONTINUE READING

Video: Not The Only, But The Best

The Goose Island Beer Company has a great slogan, “Not The Only, But The Best.” The company recognizes that you are likely to drink and choose from more than one beer. However, among all the options, they want to be the best one you drink.

In the video below, Noah explains how this slogan can translate into business. It’s likely other contractors will be bidding for a job, but how can you go above and beyond to be the best? CONTINUE READING

The Do’s & 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. CONTINUE READING

5 Construction Email Newsletters You’ll Want to Read

Email newsletters are great because they’re filled with content topics that interest you and are delivered to your inbox in seconds. They’re typically free of charge and an easy way to keep up to speed with what’s going on in your industry or trade.

As a business owner and leader, you should be expanding your industry knowledge and challenging yourself daily. There are five construction email newsletters that you should consider subscribing to, based on the content and benefits outlined below. CONTINUE READING

Industry News: April 2016

In any career, it’s important to stay on top of industry news. As the construction industry grows, contractors should observe current trends to foresee how they can best serve their customers. This month, we’re bringing you a few of the top headlines and what it could mean for your business.

Even though we’re already rounding out the first quarter of the new year, additional comparative data is being released about 2015 and what we can expect as we look to the rest of 2016. CONTINUE READING

Video: Guide To Lead Success

Think back to the last time you went to the gym. Did you stand around looking at the equipment? Did you use one machine only to neglect the rest? The answer is likely no. You knew simply signing up for a gym membership was not enough to get fit, you had to use all the resources provided. The same can be true for lead generation. CONTINUE READING

8 Psychological Triggers To Convert Leads Into Customers

As a small business owner and sales person, it’s extremely important to understand the psychology of why people do the things they do and how you can influence this process. Psychological prompts are a tool that’ll help you connect with your customers on a new level and increase sales.

Human behavior and psychology are at the backbone of converting leads into customers and growing your business. See eight psychological triggers that’ll allow you to get the people who are interested in your product to not only test the waters, but to dive in and convert into customers. CONTINUE READING