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49 Sure-fire Tips for Contractor Success in 2019

49 Sure-fire Tips for Contractor Success in 2019

As business owners, we want to build something valuable and long-lasting. To do that, it takes these three time-tested steps: Get the day-to-day operations running right, make the business more profitable, then accelerate your growth. We are always learning from our customers, and these are 49 ways we’ve watched them build long-term businesses. Manage More...

customer expectations

5 Ways Contractors Can Exceed Customer Expectations in 2019

Last year, Inc.com published a great article by Yoav Vilner on gearing up to exceed customer expectations in 2018. In it, the author makes the point: “… when you exceed expectations you build trust with your customers, which leads to loyalty, repurchasing, and referrals.” This is especially true in the world of contracting. We’ve pulled the best...

Upsell More Service Calls

How to Turn a Simple Service Call into a Larger Opportunity

Up-selling: A lot of service contractors hate it. You got into the profession to do a job and it do it well. You’re not here to pester your customers about extra bells and whistles like a car salesman. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Whether you’re a solo contractor trying to generate more...

Why You Should Accept Credit Card Payments

6 Reasons Your Competitors Are Taking Credit Card Payments

For contractors, cash is often king. But just because you prefer cash payments doesn’t mean you shouldn’t also offer a credit card payment alternative. Sure, having a credit card processor take a percentage off the top of each bill feels like it cuts into profits, but the convenience to your business and customers can make...

Plumbing Business for Sale

How to Buy a Plumbing Business for Sale

So, you’ve mastered your plumbing skills and feel ready to open your own business? Before you start looking into equipment, branding, hiring, plumbing software, etc., you might want to look at another option.  Consider buying a plumbing business for sale. There are a lot of reasons why this is a good option for some plumbers. The...

Residential Contracting vs. Commercial

Residential Contractor vs. Commercial: What’s the Difference?

Thinking of making the leap between residential contractor gigs and commercial? While many contractors are more than happy to stay in one field, it’s not uncommon for contractors to want to diversify. Some are just looking for a change of pace. One option many consider is making the leap from one area of expertise to...

The Perfect Electrician Invoice

The Perfect Electrician Invoice to Get Repeat Customers

Wherever you are in the life of your electrical business, one of the key things to understand is the value of a good electrician invoice. Even if you’ve been in the business for a few years and are re-looking at your invoice presentation, keep this in mind. No matter how well you do your work,...

HVAC Advertising: 5 Lead Generation Strategies

HVAC Advertising: Top 5 Lead Generation Strategies

An HVAC system is the beating heart of a residential household or commercial building, but your customers don’t need large HVAC services all that often. Because of this, the competition for leads is fierce – and expensive. How expensive? The average HVAC contractor spends between $200 and $300 to acquire a single customer, according to...