Landscaping Industry Trends

Though many industries change, landscaping might be one of the trades that have the most frequent fluctuations. After all, preferences and work change with the season, leaving more room for variation.

Not just do homeowner trends change, but your work will differ as well. If you’ve been keeping up with the latest in your area, you may have noticed some nuances already. To round them all up, here are a few popular landscaping industry trends. CONTINUE READING

Lead Generation Do’s & Don’ts

When it comes to lead generation, it’s likely you have a few strategies that work well. But there are a few tactics that you should stay away from, as they can end up wasting your time and hurting your business.

Lead generation is something you’ll always need for your contractor business, so take the time to educate yourself on what you should try to help your business grow as well as what won’t work. Here’s a few contractor do’s and don’ts. CONTINUE READING

Contractor Job Site Checklist

When you’re on the job, you have to manage many tasks. Not just the work you’re doing, but the employees who are assisting and your company’s wellbeing. This can be a lot to keep track of if you’re in the middle of a job.

But taking the right steps will help ensure a successful final product and a happy customer. To help, it’s handy to keep a list of what you’ll need to remember on the job. Here are few notes you should put on your contractor job site checklist that will come in handy when you need it. CONTINUE READING

What Licenses Do Plumbing Pros Need In Illinois?

While every trade is different, some have different rules and regulations. More often than not, this on a state by state basis. For plumbers across the country, they should do their best to understand their local laws when it comes to licensing.

For plumbing pros in Illinois, you must have a license to do business. Here’s what you need to know about an Illinois plumbing business license. CONTINUE READING

The CraftJack Way: Pro App

Our phones are always on us, day and night. Mobile device usage continues to grow as new innovations are made. As of 2015, 68% of adults have smartphones and 45% own a tablet, according to Pew Research Center. These mobile devices make it easier to connect with each other online and get the information we need.

This is what CraftJack had in mind when developing the app for our pros. Getting the information needed to get the job done, fast. If you haven’t tried it yet, here’s a little bit about our Pro App, exclusively for CraftJack contractors. CONTINUE READING

Industry Trends: March 2018

The new year is off to a great start for many pros. There are many new trends that are emerging among homeowners this year and we’re already seeing a few as Q1 comes to an end. Some of the biggest trends this year are likely going to involve millennials, as they begin to move and settle into their first homes.

Staying up-to-date on the latest headlines can help your business grow and help you to better serve your customers. Here’s our recap of the latest news you need to know this month. CONTINUE READING

Roofing Industry Trends

As a contractor, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on trends in your industry. This includes roofing pros. While business will remain steady, there are changes in the industry that can impact your work.

Roofing pros can use information on current trends to keep your business relevant and prepare to accommodate customer needs. Here are a few of the top roofing industry trends you should know. CONTINUE READING

2018 Email Marketing Trends For Contractors

Email is a great marketing tool to keep in touch with both current and prospective customers. It provides an opportunity for your business to stay top-of-mind when a homeowner needs a pro. Email can even help to provide promotions and deals easily to your list.

Like any digital marketing tool, trends change quickly. Even as a contractor, it’s a good idea to stay up-to-date on the latest marketing trends. Here’s what you need to know about email marketing to make 2018 your best year yet. CONTINUE READING

What To Do When You Don’t Win The Job

We talk a lot about tips to help you win the job and hopefully, you find them useful. But the fact is, you may not win every lead you receive. Of course, you should always approach a lead with your best foot forward, but ultimately, it’s the customer’s decision of who to hire.

This can, of course, be upsetting for anyone. But instead of getting mad, use the situation to learn and grow your business. It can help you to gain even more jobs in the future! Here are a few tips you can use when you don’t win the job. CONTINUE READING

7 Apps You Should Be Using For Your Business

Let’s be honest, our smartphones are always with us. In fact, so much so that they’ve been integrated into many areas of our life. They can also be one of the best tools in your toolbox when it comes to business. If you haven’t already, it’s time to start using your phone to help your business grow.

It’s likely you have some apps on your phone already that make your life easier. From weather apps to connecting on social media, there is truly an app for everything, including your business. See what apps are important for your business and what you should be using to make your life easier as a contractor. CONTINUE READING