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Things That Go Bump at the Site

This October, we heard from three HomeAdvisor pros who received the surprise of a lifetime when they were touched by the paranormal while on the job. Here are their hair-raising tales.

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What Should I Do When the Homeowner Ghosts Me?

“Ghosting” isn’t just something that happens to people in online dating relationships. It also happens to contractors and service workers — and it’s been happening in the home services space for decades. Sometimes, you’ll be working on a bid when the homeowner simply stops responding to messages and answering your phone calls. Or worse, the…

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How to Predict Your Cash Flows

Creating predictability in your cash flow as a contractor starts with taking a look at your bigger financial picture. There are three key areas to focus on: revenues, timing the receipt of payments for projects, and forecasting expenses. Step 1: Start with revenues. Estimate the amount of revenue your business should generate from each project…

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Working With Heart: A Recipe for Building and Nurturing Business

Salete Lana, Owner of Lana’s Cleaning Services in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, joined the HomeAdvisor network a little over two years ago – and she’s since collected more than 60 verified client reviews to earn a 4.8-star rating! With the help of HomeAdvisor, Lana says she’s been able to take advantage of a large platform, grow…

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