Category: Plumbing

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...

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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!...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

Note: This article provides a quick comparison, but for a more detailed review and information on which version of QuickBooks is right for you, see our ultimate guide to 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...

The Average Home Takes 22 Subcontractors to Build

A recent report discussing the costs and scope of subcontractor use within the residential construction industry has provided the public with a glimpse into the complexity of modern home building. Authored by Dr. Paul Emrath of HousingEconomics.com, the report’s most shocking finding is that the median home construction project can expect to see almost two...
Online Marketing Guide for Service Businesses

Online Marketing Guide for Service Businesses: Mastering Search and Social

Do you know how to market your service business? The days where fliers and a phonebook listing are over; the modern service industry is online-first. Customers rely on Google, Yelp, local search results, and social media, not the poster board at the corner store. If you haven’t updated your marketing strategies to match, you’re behind...