Category: Guest Post

5 Business Metrics You Should Know – and How to Track Them in FieldPulse

We recently published this article on metrics, and we wanted to show how it’s done in FieldPulse. These are 5 important business metrics you should be tracking in your service business. We’ll tell you what they are, why they matter and how to calculate them using FieldPulse. You can use these metrics to get a...

How Contractors Can Use Google Analytics for their Business.

  For many contractors, thinking about website analytics is pretty far from the literal nuts and bolts of their business. After all, so much traditional business comes from peer networking, traditional flyering and cold-calling, past business, and referrals, your web presence could seem like an afterthought. On the other hand, if you’re using a piece...

Two Sales Metrics Every Contractor Should Track

Guest Post by Michael J. Goater of Success4Others There are dozens of KPI’s and Data Points we can look to in our contracting business to help get our fingers on the “sales pulse”. What we look at typically depends on our current CRM (customer relationship management) platform, the existing knowledge we already possess and the...

4 Data Points that Reveal Contracting Business Red Flags

Guest Post By Dustin Stelzer, Electrician U It’s easy to get caught in the daily grind and overlook the small details of what makes a contracting business successful. While some of these small details are less harmful than others, by paying attention to a few key data points you may save yourself from going down...

Google Local Service Ads

Are Google Local Services Ads the Key to More Customers?

*** This is a guest post by Tom Waddington. It has been adapted for contractors based on his previous post at BrightLocal Want to show up on Google listings above AdWords and map results? Then maybe Google Local Services is right for your contracting business. There are so many ways to advertise your services. But...

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...

Contractor Link Building Strategies

5 SEO Link Building Strategies for Contractors

*** Note: This is a guest post from Contractor Charlie If you have spent any time looking at how to increase your website traffic, you’ve likely run across articles on link building strategies. This is an off page SEO strategy that helps your contractor business get more leads. When your website is on the top...

Digital vs Analog AC Manifold Gauges

Digital vs Analog AC Manifold Gauges Review

*** Note: This is a guest post from Valuetesters.com and includes links to products on their own site. AC manifold gauges are some of the most commonly used tools relied upon by HVAC techs. From measuring refrigerant pressure to performing leak tests and refrigerant charging, they are essential tools for AC diagnosis and servicing. For...

Virtual Receptionists Can Increase Productivity and Profitability

How a Virtual Receptionist Can Increase Productivity & Profitability

New data from financial information company Sageworks shows seven of the top 10 industries with the highest sales growth are related to construction. However, Sageworks also reports that the construction sector has below average profitability relative to other small businesses. For construction business owners, the opportunity for financial success is ample. So why are so...

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...