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3 Mistakes Home Improvement Pros Should Avoid

Even the best contractors can slip up when they’re not paying attention. So, it’s a good idea to take stock of what you’re doing now and then to prevent easily avoided mistakes – especially the kind that can make or break your business. Here are three mistakes you could be making today without even realizing…

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5 Podcasts to Listen to On the Job

Looking for a little inspiration? Why not get it while you work? These five podcasts offer fresh business building and betterment ideas straight from industry experts. Listen in the truck, in the office or on the job site – safely! We’ve included a few links to recent episodes to help you get started! 1. Contractor…

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Finding Fast Success With a Franchise and HomeAdvisor

Mike Aruanno, founder of Paul Davis Restoration of Northern DE, has a strong business background and robust experience in the franchise industry. When he started his emergency services company two years ago, it was a strategic move. He wanted to start a company he could run with his son – and retire on. And emergency…

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5 Home Service Industry Trends | CareyBrosPros Podcast

Craig Smith, COO of ANGI Homeservices, recently got the chance to sit down with the Carey brothers of the CareyBrosPros podcast. Within their podcast, James and Morris Carey provide up-to-date information and advice to home service industry pros that will help them grow and maintain their businesses. In his interview with the Carey brothers, Craig…

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How I Achieved High Rankings, Credibility and Revenue

Arthur “Art” Miller is the owner of Engineered Retaining Walls, LLC in Riceville, Tennessee. He’s built an award-winning company, over 1,000 retaining walls, and an impressive reputation. (He has a perfect streak of 5-star reviews on his HomeAdvisor profile!) And he’s also committed to paying his success forward, encouraging others to start their own businesses…

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Are You Maximizing Your Sphere of Influence?

Are you making the most of your network? Take this quick test to see where you can improve your connections and generate more leads! Download PDF In every facet of life, it’s important to build a network and identify your best resources. These elements make up your “sphere of influence.” There are several ways you…

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The 5 Most Difficult Client Behaviors (And How to Handle Them)

You can probably list the difficult client behaviors you see time and time again as a home service professional. But you may not have an effective strategy for dealing with those behaviors. No matter how hard you try, some client interactions cause friction and have you stressing both on and off the job site. Minimize…

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An Industry Expert and Mentor’s Open Secrets to Success

Tanner Mullen, owner of Premium Painting in Ocala, Florida, and founder of PaintingStartup.com, was on a different track before he joined HomeAdvisor and launched his painting business. He’d earned a degree in business and worked in hospitality, management and sales – trades that, at first glance, seemed worlds apart from the summer painting work he…

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