Category: Building a Business

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...

Plumbing Advertising

The Top 6 Lead Generation Strategies for Plumbers

The plumbing industry has experienced a steady growth and the trend is expected to get stronger. This suggests that plumbing contractors have to improve and intensify their marketing campaigns to get a significant share of the market. Unfortunately, more often than not, plumbing advertising tends to be an afterthought because most contractors are focused on...

Increase Revenues

4 Ways to Close Business Faster and Increase Revenues

When you’re looking to increase revenues and close business faster, there are a few things that can really stand in the way. Is this one familiar? Customer: “How much will it cost?” Contractor: ” Ummm…!! ” (eyes down and taking a deep breath) Pricing is the one question that most new, and many experienced, contractors fear...

Customer Pricing

Should you explain pricing to customers?

It’s never easy to have to defend your pricing to customers and prospects. So to make that conversation easier, it’s important to align your customer pricing with the value provided. When a customer needs specific services, they usually start by asking about pricing. For instance, a customer contacts you to come over and provide an...

Content Marketing for Contractors

The Importance of Content Marketing

It’s hard to believe that a little over 10 years ago, iPads and contractor mobile apps didn’t exist. In addition, mobile sites were still part of the unknown. So much has changed within a decade, and so has content marketing for contractors. Every year, marketers ask if content marketing is dead. Well, it’s 2018, and...