Category: Business Operations

Tips, tricks, and guides to efficiently run your service business. Helpful content ranging from job scheduling to invoicing best practices.

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...

Hiring a Virtual Assistant

What to Look for When Hiring a Virtual Assistant

*** Note: This is a guest post from Pink Callers, an administrative support solution that assigns remote office staff to field service businesses working on FieldPulse***   Hiring a Virtual Assistant (VA) is very similar to hiring a traditional employee. Even though they work remotely, a VA is someone that becomes part of your team...

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.  ...

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...

FieldPulse Payments Announcement

FieldPulse Payments Launches to Get You Paid Faster

Managing cash flow and getting paid are significant challenges for contractors. Many companies still rely on cash and checks for a majority, if not all of their payments. The reality is that today’s customers expect to be able to pay with credit cards. Cards are accepted almost anywhere, so why can’t their service provider take...

Top Contractor Proposal Software

Top Contractor Proposal Software for Your Business

Picture this: You’re close to closing the sale on a new project. You just need to write a winning proposal and the job is yours. But you’ve got your arms full of other proposals and your staff is stretched thin. Or maybe it’s a new prospect you really want to impress. How do you deliver...

QuickBooks Job Costing

Should You Be Using QuickBooks Job Costing?

If you’re like a lot of contractors, you’re likely using QuickBooks for your accounting needs. It’s one of the most popular products on the market. But are you using the QuickBooks job costing features? Job costing can be a critical step in growing your contracting business. By tracking your costs and profitability on every job,...

QuickBooks vs Xero

QuickBooks vs. Xero – Which Should You Choose?

As the owner of a contracting business, you’ve probably heard about QuickBooks and Xero. Maybe you’re wondering which one you should use. While QuickBooks has dominated the accounting software market for approximately two decades, the competition in the field of accounting software has been heating up over the past few years. Although QuickBooks is the...

Service Call Scheduling Nirvana

8 Steps to Service Call Scheduling Nirvana

Understanding how to streamline service call scheduling for your clients and prospects is essential in the service contracting industry. To keep your doors open, it is critical to manage your appointments efficiently while maintaining a steady flow. In this business, time can become currency. The longer your clients have to wait on a service call,...