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.

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,...

FieldPulse Payments Announcement

FieldPulse Payments Launches to Get You Paid Faster

Managing cash flow and getting paid are a significant challenge 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...

NiceJob Customer Review Platform

Get More Reviews with FieldPulse + NiceJob

The FieldPulse team is excited to announce our latest integration with NiceJob, a leading reputation management platform. NiceJob allows its users to get more customer reviews and, in the process, create content to drive local SEO and generate social media buzz. “Introducing our close integration with NiceJob delivers on our mission of expanding the FieldPulse...

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...

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,...

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...