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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...

Best Electrician Estimate Template

Creating the Best Electrician Estimate Template

Developing an electrician estimate template or customizing one to your business can make your life worlds easier. It not only gives you a more professional flair, but it also makes bidding on jobs much easier. It saves time, and it helps you to attract more business. So, how do you go about getting the perfect...

Plumbing Meme: It's an apprenticeship! Stop telling people I'm being potty trained

Plumbing Jokes & Memes: 24 of our favorites

Plumbing is rough, exhausting work and every so often you need a break to kick back, relax, and have a good laugh. So we rounded up our 24 favorite plumbing jokes and memes to brighten your day. Each one has social sharing links, so feel free to share this article or post your favorite meme!...

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...

customer expectations

5 Ways Contractors Can Exceed Customer Expectations in 2019

Last year, Inc.com published a great article by Yoav Vilner on gearing up to exceed customer expectations in 2018. In it, the author makes the point: “… when you exceed expectations you build trust with your customers, which leads to loyalty, repurchasing, and referrals.” This is especially true in the world of contracting. We’ve pulled the best...

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...

Electrician Advertising - 5 Best Lead Generation Strategies

Electrician Advertising: 5 Top Lead Generation Strategies

You might already have more work than you can handle. If not, try these methods of smart electrician advertising. They take a little time, but not much money, and your efforts are sure to pay off in new clients. To be ready for the new influx of business, make sure you’re using electrician estimating software...

Plumbing Business for Sale

How to Buy a Plumbing Business for Sale

So, you’ve mastered your plumbing skills and feel ready to open your own business? Before you start looking into equipment, branding, hiring, plumbing software, etc., you might want to look at another option.  Consider buying a plumbing business for sale. There are a lot of reasons why this is a good option for some plumbers. The...