Plumbing is one of the most high-demand home improvement services on the market. Because of that, it can be hard to manage with so much to take into consideration.
Do you need license and insurance? How do you go about marketing your services? How do you stay organized with so many clients calling all day?
Let’s cover all of those and much more!
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You don’t need a photography course to take good project pictures.
In fact, the fundamentals of good photography are very easy to grasp and understand. Remember, we’re not talking about artistic or professional photography — there’s a reason they have college for that. Continue reading “5 Tips for Taking Better Project Pictures with Your Phone”
The business card is a little piece of your brand the customer gets to keep.
Because of that, it’s crucial to accept the importance of having a good business card and start working towards making one that’s unique to your business. No wonder there are so many styles, paper stocks, finishes, effects, fonts – the possibilities are endless! Continue reading “5 Tips for a Winning Business Card”
When you are just starting your business, it’s completely normal for money to be tight. There are always a couple of expenses that you didn’t count on, but they pop up anyway. Of course, even businesses that have already been established for years can face difficult times in this economy.
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Running a small business is not easy. From the cash flow crunch, competitive marketplace, to tire kicker homeowners, small businesses have to grapple with a wide array of issues as they grow. That’s why you can’t be surprised to hear that a big portion of the startups fail even before they get to a point where they can be financially reliant. Well, there are of course those that have succeeded and marketing has played a central role in this. As you know, your business needs to sell to generate revenue and you can’t sell if you don’t have a customer base. Marketing is designed to help you acquire a share in the market or expand the share that you already have. Contrary to what most people think, marketing is not just spending, it’s an investment.
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Branding is one of the most important parts of building a strong business. You want your customers and potential customers to recognize your brand instantly. How do you do that? By using the same logo, color scheme, and style for various methods of marketing – your website, social media accounts, pamphlets, and of course your business cards.
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Every state has different requirements for contractor licensure, and some states don’t require a license for certain trades. If you’re in state that does require a license, then you obviously already have one (otherwise you wouldn’t be in business). But what about those of us living in states that don’t require a license for our trades? Are there really any benefits to having a license?
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There’s no feeling quite like the one you get after a job well done. When all the equipment is loaded, the site is cleaned, and you’ve stepped back to enjoy the view, you’ve got one last step to complete: taking pictures of your work. Taking pictures of your work is important because it will allow you to display your craft to other customers, and is also useful for your own records. If, for example, a reference from a client calls and says they want the same patio built as you built for their friend, you’ll be able to pull the picture and know exactly what they’re looking for. We’ve put together these five tips to help you take the best pictures possible of your work.
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Customer testimonials are often seen as website filler, but nothing could be farther from the truth. Testimonials, like references, show your prospective clients that others are happy with your work. Also like references, they come from people who have paid you, meaning that their opinion is likely to be honest in the eyes of other clients. Unlike references, however, testimonials can be a front line tool to help you land a client before they ever ask for your references.
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Contractors are constantly trying to plan out their schedules so they can work with clients more efficiently. For most, this means working around their clients’ preferences and schedules. However, in the interest of the company and creating an Continue reading “How to Make an Efficient Schedule for Recurring Clients”