Video: Business Is Slow, Now What?

For many trades, as the weather begins to change, work can slow down. While there are many tips and tricks to help plan for this, what happens when conditions mean business does not go as planned?

If you’re in the middle of an unexpected short season, the first step is to recognize it. Then, take a step back and assess the situation and what options you may have. In the video below, Noah shares four tips on how you can cope with unforeseen surprises.

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What Trade Organizations Do Decking Pros Need To Know About

As we’ve seen from recent trends, decking is booming throughout the country. More homeowners are seeing the value in having additional outdoor square footage and adding decks to their home. This is great news for decking pros who have been keeping busy this year.

But, it’s a competitive trade. You need to set yourself apart from other pros in the industry. Joining a trade organization or association can give you a competitive edge when bidding for jobs. See a few decking organizations you need to know about and why you should consider joining.


Social Media Marketing Hacks To Make Your Life Easier

Owning a business is no easy task. It takes hard work, dedication and commitment. One way to grow your business is through social media, but I understand it can be your friend or foe depending on your expertise. Using social media to grow your business is tricky if you’re not familiar with the various platforms and features.

That’s why I’ve come up with social media hacks specifically for business. Hacks are tricks, shortcuts or skills that increase productivity and efficiency. The social media hacks outlined below will help you navigate the landscape and make your life easier.


Video: The Customer Is NOT Always Right

We hear the term that “the customer is always right,” but we are willing to bet many home service professionals can agree that is simply not the case. Whether it’s an abusive homeowner or a landlord who thinks he knows everything about home remodeling, there are plenty of instances where the customer is not right.

In the video below, Noah Mishkin, CraftJack Co-Founder, decided to sit down and discuss five of the most popular instances where the customer is NOT always right.

  1. Inappropriate Situation
  2. Requesting No Permits
  3. Discrimination
  4. Abusive
  5. Refuse to Uphold Terms of Agreement

Video: Grow Your Business

Any business owner wants to see their company flourish. It’s good to take a step back and examine where you are and where you want to go. But what if you see that your business growth isn’t as much as you had hoped?

The truth is, your business is only going to grow as far as your push it to go. It’s important to observe ways that you have the opportunity to progress and begin to do so. In the video below, Noah shares a short story that has a great business take-away.

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Trade Organizations Window & Door Pros Need To Know

In the competitive landscape of the window and doors industry, it’s more important than ever to make the right connections to grow your network. Connecting with trade organizations is a good way to find other pros and educate yourself further in your trade.

But when searching for organizations and associations, it may seem overwhelming if you don’t know where to look. We’ve put together this helpful list of trade organizations to help you decide how you can take the next step in furthering your business.


5 Ways Service Projects Can Help Your Contracting Business

Contractors have valuable skills that are needed by many, regardless of trade. There are many home projects that truly take an expert, which means people call you as a pro to find and fix problems. You’ve worked hard to develop your skills and are running a successful business because of it.

Would you ever consider donating your skills and time to a worthy cause? Some contractors may think this idea is crazy, but there are many benefits volunteering has to you and your business. Here are five ways volunteering can help your business.


How To Avoid A Legal Dispute

All business owners should prepare for and know how to identify and manage disagreements. As the leader of the company, you have the responsibility to prevent and minimize risk and loss on a job. Take action before a situation escalates to give yourself the best chance of avoiding a legal dispute.

Devastating losses and conflict have the potential to occur on even the most organized and planned out projects. Unfortunately, when a homeowner isn’t happy with the results, the owner often sues the contractors. See proactive steps that can be applied to any disagreement if you want to avoid a legal dispute in the future.


How To Bid Out A Roofing Job

Roofing is a business that truly needs a pro’s expertise. As a necessity of the home, it’s important that your work is well done. From fixing missing shingles to installing a new roof, homeowners rely on you to ensure their homes stay comfortable and dry.

When taking on a new roofing project, you may need to bid out parts of the job. It’s important to ask the right questions and hire subcontractors you can trust. After all, roofing can sometimes be dangerous work and you want to avoid any issues that can put you or your business in jeopardy. Here are few tips to help you bid out a roofing job.


5 Construction Email Newsletters You’ll Want to Read

Email newsletters are great because they’re filled with content topics that interest you and 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.