The home improvement business encompasses so many areas there’s no way to describe it in just a few sentences — and that’s one of the best things about it. Any building, repairing, or renovation is included, and that can amount to hundreds of different categories.
It may sound intimidating, but for someone who’s looking to start a home improvement business, it’s great news: this business moves over 300 billion dollars a year for a reason.1
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Time and time again, we see it happening — you read up a customer review and it seems the job was nearly flawless: the contractor was punctual, polite, and got the job done. But the review is only four stars, not five. Why?
The contractor did not clean the job site.
This happens a lot more than it should, so let’s look at why it’s so important.
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Winning the job is generally our idea of success, but when working as a contractor, we know losing the job is a regular occurrence.
And while that can happen for a variety of reasons, it’s definitely no reason for grief — and here’s why.
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The app boom appears to be unstoppable and whether you hate them or love them, it’s clear that as a contractor you may need to use some of these apps. There are of course many apps out there but not all can add the value you need to your work. But we have found those that can make a difference. These are basically apps that are already in use by pros in the construction business and they are playing a big part in making the job of a contractor more efficient.
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Communication on the job site for any contractor plays a very important part in creating the right appeal and impression for clients. Although most people by virtue of their experience in their field have developed decent speaking skills, it’s still very important to learn new ways of communication that can facilitate effective coordination on projects and improve relations with clients.
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The business world is always running at a fast pace, and that means that it’s likely that you’ll have more than one job to work on at a given time. In order for you to succeed in your industry, you have to know the best ways to handle and manage several projects at once. You have to assign priorities to all of the tasks that you have to work on, write detailed plans, and keep the information of projects together.
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There are people who happily and willingly take advantage of the benefits that businesses and professionals offer to them. However, once the time comes when they need to pay, they might refuse to do so. This hurts your wallet and it can be very frustrating. They may have an excuse, but the one fact that does not change is that you are not getting paid.
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Excellent customer service can help you gain loyal customers who are always willing to refer you and your business to their family, friends, and colleagues. In order for you to provide excellent customer service, you have to understand that it starts with the desire to satisfy and delight your customers.
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As each day passes by, more and more people are starting their own businesses. This may be good for the economy but it means more competition for you. Since now there’s more competition than there was a couple of years ago, you need to work better, harder, and smarter in order for your business to keep on operating.
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No matter what kind of business you have, a customer complaint is something that is sure to happen. While you will go beyond the call of duty to provide the best customer service possible, you may still end up with some negative feedback.
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