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.

plumbing ad ideas

Plumbing Ads: Ideas, Tricks, and Tips

Even if your plumbing business is fully established, you should always be selling and promoting it for growth and the natural client attrition that happens over time. Referrals may make up a large portion of your business, but it’s still important in the 21st century to have a solid digital ads strategy And if you...

How To Bid Plumbing Jobs: The Complete Guide

So you’ve taken the leap into commercial plumbing jobs and need to learn how to bid plumbing jobs. The kind of jobs where you need to put together a real deal comprehensive plumbing bid, not just a standard contractor estimate. This is a lucrative and rewarding approach to winning new business but not without its...

Get Paid: Everything You Need to Know About Filing Preliminary Notices

*** This is a guest post by Patrick Hogan.  Getting paid on time is a huge challenge for construction contractors and material suppliers. The construction industry is notorious for having frequent payment issues, including disputes and delays, and sometimes this seems to be the norm rather than the exception. In some instances, these payment issues...

12 Plumbing Business Ideas & Tips To Streamline and Grow Your Business

Our Favorite Plumbing Business Ideas There’s lots of great plumbing business ideas, tips, tricks and insights on how to successfully manage your plumbing operation. We’ve taken tips from our own blog, customer insights and more to develop the following list. For a full article and explanation on each tip, check out the links included! While...

FieldPulse Keeps Getting Better

FieldPulse is a digital hub for running your business. And that hub needs to be up-to-date with how you do business. We’re always working hard to bring new functionality to FieldPulse so that it keeps meeting your business needs. We collect a lot of great feedback from our customers on our ideas portal. We always...
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...

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...

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...

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...