CraftJack Offers Snow Removal Leads

As of this year, contractors can sign up for snow removal services through the CraftJack network.

The added services include:

  • Snow Blowing
  • Snow Plowing
  • Ice Removal

Ready to start receiving snow removal or other trade-specific leads? Give us a call at 866-456-6977.

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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.

Fortunately, Noah sat down to discuss how you can evaluate your business this past year and how you can develop your business to new heights in 2016.

Then again, if you need some extra motivation this December, please see 5 Videos That Will Undoubtedly Motivate You This Slow Season.

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How To Market Your Business For Different Seasons

Good marketing takes strategic thinking and truly getting to know your audience in order to execute a successful marketing campaign. Marketing tactics can vary from season to season. There are different strategies you can use each season to help increase your marketing efforts.

Winter

Winter means hibernation and being cooped up in the house. The winter season is when homeowners take advantage of barely going outside to get extensive in-door home improvement projects done. These can include painting, remodeling and drywall. During the winter months, people are going to be searching the web more and going out less. This is the perfect opportunity to step up your digital game. If you don’t have social media accounts, this is a great time to set some up. Start with Facebook and try to engage with your current and potential customers. This is a quick, easy way to create engagement among your company’s fans.

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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.”

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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.

The art of saying no can’t go underappreciated. Below, I will explain why we tend to say yes, as well as five simple ways to say no without offending a potential (future) client.

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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.

If you would like a recap of other new tools released this year, please see New Products: July 2015.

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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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Video: Immediately Request Reviews

We are pleased to announce a new feature to the CraftJack Lead Manager where service professionals can immediately request reviews from leads. If the homeowner complies, the review would then be published on your CraftJack and ImproveNet profiles.

As you know, contractors need reviews. Before any project, consumers will undoubtedly look at your profile and see what past clients are saying. Likewise, our homeowners see your profiles before that first phone call. A pro with numerous positive reviews will always have the upper hand compared with those who don’t.

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Industry News: September 2015

As temperatures cool, so does home remodeling work. Despite the upcoming slow season, 2015 has shaped up to be a very good year in terms of home remodeling and home buying. In fact, single-family housing starts have hit their highest levels since 2007!

That’s just a piece of the good news we found over the last few weeks. Below are the stories you need know regarding home improvement.

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Video: CraftJack Now Offers Plumbing & Gutter Leads

This month, we released two new trade categories. All contractors can now sign up to receive plumbing and gutter leads. If you are a current CraftJack contractor, you can add the new services in your CraftJack Lead Manager.

If you are not currently signed up with CraftJack, you can see all plumbing categories here and all gutter and downspout categories here.

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