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Jobsite Cellphone Etiquette 101

Your mobile phone is a potent organizational and promotional tool. But if used incorrectly, it can also be a major annoyance to customers — and even a detriment to your business. Follow these simple tips to ensure your cell phone remains a growth-boosting ally, and doesn’t become a customer-confusing handicap. Know When to Go Silent…

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5 Tips to Maintain Trust During a Long Project

You go above and beyond to delight homeowners and win their business. But it’s easy to let that energy dwindle once the job starts — and homeowners notice when it does. Fortunately, maintaining your client’s trust isn’t difficult with these five simple tips. 1. Show Up Prepared Most homeowners aren’t service pros. Which means they…

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Seasonal Slowdowns: What Should You Do?

It’s that time of year again – the time when the phone stops ringing and you’re left wondering how you’re going to book enough jobs to pay the bills until things pick up in the spring. While a lull in business is certainly daunting, seasonal upticks and downturns have been around since the hammer and…

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Safeguard Your Business From a Natural Disaster

In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Marie, it’s important to remember that any one of us could find ourselves in the midst of a natural disaster. It’s also important to remember that while we can’t prevent a natural disaster from happening, we can take preventive measures to minimize the impact on our…

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5 Tips for the Perfect Pitch

If you’re preparing an estimate for a homeowner, you’re probably not the only pro in the mix. In fact, most industry professionals advise homeowners to consult with at least three pros prior to making a decision. Before you pitch your estimate, use these five pitch-perfecting tips to put you at the top of any homeowner’s…

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5 Tips for Fantastic Follow-up

Great job! You’ve picked up the lead, the customer’s hired you, your team did a great job, the client is happy, and everyone moves on to the next thing. You did everything right – so why isn’t your small business getting more repeat customers? Follow-through is one of the most important and overlooked elements of…

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9 Business-Boosting Tips for 2018

A new year means new opportunities to grow your business. Use these nine tips to position your company for success in 2018. 1. Set Realistic Goals. Set realistic expectations by basing your objectives on last year’s successes. Focusing on proven victories will help you keep your momentum, and ensure your company stays on track without…

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