Category: Building a Business

Tips, tricks, and guides to help you build a service business. Helpful content ranging from creating a website to how to bill your customers.

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Eight Keys to Winning More Business From Estimates

You spend plenty of time creating estimates for new clients and projects. But are you getting enough of a return on your time investment? Sending out estimates and waiting on a response isn’t enough in a competitive world.  Winning the business is easier when you have an effective strategy to find out what’s working, and...

Local Business Marketing

Using Facebook Groups to Market Your Business

Facebook is easily overlooked as a valuable source when it comes to local business marketing, but it can offer a big impact if you take the time to navigate the waters. This is one of the best things about newer technology – it’s often underestimated. What this could mean for contractors is that while their...

The Most Common Marketing Mistakes Made by Painters

Marketing is critical for paint contractors, and it must be looked at that way to have a secure (and profitable) future. Don’t get it wrong, painters are great at transforming houses and businesses. It’s not uncommon for one of their least favorite parts of the business is having to market painting services. To help break...

Contractor Marketing for the Hospitality Industry

Contractor Marketing in Hospitality: It’s all about their guests’ experience

The hospitality industry can be a consistent source of income for contractors who take the time to embrace it. Hotels and motels have one goal: taking care of their guests, in part by making sure their environment is an inviting one. This goes hand in hand with contractor marketing since the rooms and public areas...

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How Electricians Can WIN with Property Managers

There is a lot of advice on starting an electrician marketing program, but trying to gain new business isn’t always the easiest task an electrician can take on. At the same time, property managers are constantly in need of help on the properties they manage. And, they love to have good contractors in their arsenal...

What to Know as Angie’s List and Home Advisor Merge

On May 1, 2017, the parent company of Home Advisor, IAC, and Angie’s List announced they had reached terms to combine Angie’s List with Home Advisor in a $500 million deal to create a new company called ANGI Homeservices Inc. In making the announcement, IAC was quick to share their plans to maintain the two...

QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online vs Desktop

You need accounting software, yet you are plagued with the anxiety of choice. Do a quick online search, and you find that a particularly well-known and recommended company, QuickBooks, is the most highly-rated and lauded for its simplified accounting software. But, you’re not here for me to tell you about what you already know —...