Category: Contracting

Tips, tricks, and guides to help you run your contracting business. Helpful content ranging from creating a website to the ins and outs of digital marketing.

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...

Contractor Business Cards

Contractor Business Cards that Make You Stand Out

How do you make a great first impression as a contractor? Providing great customer service, a strong product, and showing up on time are extremely important. But the first step to landing a new job could be good-looking contractor business cards. Handing a potential customer an attractive business card will help you win a job,...

5 Questions Every Contractor Should Ask

5 Questions Every Contractor Should Ask

One challenge contractors face in winning business is anticipating new opportunities. It’s easy to miss hearing about a new project until after the fact – when there’s no chance to win the business. Even if you have a good relationship with the customer. The reason? You’re not top of mind. Some projects are spur of...

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,...

Why and When to Secure a Bond

When are Companies Required to Secure a Bond – and Why?

When most people think of a bond, their mind wanders to an investment vehicle that is relatively safe and generates a moderate return. For certain types of businesses, a different type of bond comes into play in a very real way. A bond is not an investment but instead a component of doing business that...

Lease or Buy

Company Vehicles: Lease or Buy?

Company vehicles can be a major expense for your business. Can leasing reduce those costs, or is buying going to benefit your bottom line better? While there is no one right answer for every company, you can make the lease or buy decision easier by asking the right questions up front. While it might be...

Flat-Rate Pricing for Service Contractors

Benefits and Risks of Flat-Rate Pricing

Flat-rate pricing allows you to offer straightforward prices on services independent of the time and supplies needed to complete the job successfully. There can be both benefits and risks for offering flat-rate pricing in the service contracting industry. It helps in terms of providing straightforward pricing to customers who want to know how much they...