Unique Business Card Ideas That Will Help You Stand Out

How To Make Your Business Card Stand Out

As a contractor, how do you make a great first impression? While showing up on time and providing great customer service is important, a business card will help ensure that you’re memorable.

But handing a potential customer a boring business card will not help you win the job. While they are used for the homeowner to keep your contact information quickly on hand, you don’t want it to blend in with the rest. By staying in line with your company branding, you can create a business card that stands out. Here are a few tips that will impress. CONTINUE READING

Announcing CraftJack Lead Manager Updates: Now Offering Testing & Abatement

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CraftJack is pleased to announce the addition of another new service to the CraftJack Lead Manager. As of today, contractors can sign up for testing and abatement services. CONTINUE READING

How To Handle Customer Complaints

How To Handle Customer Complaints

For any small business, a customer complaint is bound to happen at some point. While you may go the extra mile to provide the best service to your customers, there could be an incident that’s talked about.

While negative feedback can be discouraging to you and the success of your business, it doesn’t have to be. In fact, if you respond appropriately, it could actually benefit both you and the customer. Here are a few tips to better handle customer complaints to keep your business successful. CONTINUE READING

Video: Be Kind, Rewind

When it comes to your work, do you consider yourself to be reliable and helpful? While you may think of these as small details, it can go a long way in the success of your business.

Reliability and kindness are two qualities that make great contractors stand out in the eyes of the consumer. In the video below, Noah explains how the video store concept of “be kind, rewind” can relate to your business. CONTINUE READING

Tips To Create An Effective Call-To-Action

Creating An Effective CTA

If you’re investing in marketing, you want to see results. Between your social media marketing to more traditional forms such as fliers and business cards, you want the person reading to become a lead which can eventually turn into revenue.

A call-to-action is very important to have in any of your marketing materials. It’s important to develop ones that work for you and your business. See a few helpful tips for creating a great call to action and generate more leads. CONTINUE READING

Announcing CraftJack Lead Manager Updates: Now Offering Carpet & Fabric Cleaning, Handyman & Pest Control

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CraftJack is pleased to announce the addition of three new services: carpet & fabric cleaning, handyman and pest control. As of today, contractors can sign up for these new services. CONTINUE READING

What Does A Decking Pro Need To Know Before Starting A Business

Starting A Decking Business

Recent trends show the decking industry is busy. People are looking to build new decks or expand on the ones they already have. Homeowners are seeing the value of a deck and wanting that for their home. With this news, you might be considering your own decking business. After all, becoming your own boss is a great thing!

However, before you print those business cards, there are a few things you should know about starting your own company. For the decking industry, it involves some training and ensuring you have the right insurance. Here’s what you need to know before starting a decking business. CONTINUE READING

Video: How To Handle Rejection

How To Handle Rejection

Hearing “no” is never the answer we desire. As contractors, a big part of your business is sales. While it would be great to win every job, sometimes the answer will be no.

However, you don’t have to let rejection get you down. Start by getting comfortable hearing no. Like many other aspects of business, practice makes perfect. In the video below, Noah explains how to handle rejection and negotiate for your benefit. CONTINUE READING

Industry News: July 2017

Industry News For May 2017

Summer is here and that is great news for the construction industry. This is when business booms. You may find yourself with less time to dedicate to staying up-to-date on industry news. Well, we’re here to help.

Home building and remodeling trends are varying greatly across the nation, so it’s an important time to pay attention to what’s happening in your area. Here’s the news you need to know to help you plan for the summer ahead. CONTINUE READING

Sales Presentation Matters: Little Touches That Will Help You Win The Job

Sales Presentation Matters

A contracting business is unlike many other industries. However, you must have attributes that will help your business succeed such as financial knowledge, marketing expertise and sales skills. All of this work together to help your business succeed and win more jobs.

Consider the last time you pitched your work to a potential customer. What was your sales presentation like? Were you speaking clearly and confidently? Was your paperwork legible and neat? These are all things to consider when you’re creating a sales presentation. You’ll likely be doing most of this work during the estimate process. If you’re looking to make your business stand out, here are a few ways you can improve your sales presentation. CONTINUE READING