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4 Financing Options to Close the Cash Flow Gap

Need a hand bridging the cash flow gap? There are a few different ways you can finance your contracting business to cover upfront project costs and other working capital needs. These four options are the most popular among home service professionals. 1. Term Loans A term loan lets you borrow a lump sum of capital…

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Don’t be Fooled by These 4 Business Myths!

Every business owner has a strategy to keep things running smoothly – whether you start the day early, return calls within 24 hours or pledge to always put the customer first – each hard and fast rule has its place. But don't be fooled! Not all business advice is a good idea. In fact, there…

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3 Tips for Working Around Homeowners During a Move

Contributed by Joe Roberts In today's mile–a–minute culture, many homeowners want to renovate their homes at the same time they're moving in or out of them. "All of my stuff is already in boxes and out of the way," they think, "so it'll work perfectly." What these homeowners tend to overlook is how inconvenient –…

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Your Guide to HomeAdvisor Badges – and How To Earn Them

Whether you’re looking to set yourself apart from the competition, boost staff morale or effectively market your business, winning the Best of HomeAdvisor Award is a great way to help your company stand out. This industry award is given to top-rated service professionals in the HomeAdvisor network who provide excellent service to their customers, and…

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3 Steps to Crushing Your Competition With Social Media

It’s taken a year of patience and posting under the guidance of a social media expert, but Steadfast United’s founder Philip Tudor can now win a lead just by broadcasting video from a job site on Facebook. Here, he shares the three-step social media process he used to elevate his New Jersey construction, painting and…

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7 Ways to Bolster Cash Flow In Your Contracting Business

Contributed by Samantha Novick, Funding Circle Managing cash flow can be tricky in any business, but it’s especially tricky in the home service business. After all, taking on a new project often means covering the cost of materials and other expenses out of pocket — and waiting until the entire project is complete to recover…

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Cost Check: Are You Charging the Right Price for Your Services?

Ever wonder if you’re charging the right price for your services? Here, we’ve put together the data* for 29 popular projects to help you find out how your prices stack up to the competition – and if you’re making as much as you could be. Find Average Costs For Your Service: Architect Services Cabinet and…

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5 Ways Your Business Can Make A Difference

’Tis the season of giving! And if you aren’t already, now may be the perfect time for your business to start giving back to the community (plus, retaining top talent and even attracting new customers). Whether you choose to host a food drive, volunteer one afternoon at a homeless shelter or donate a percentage of…

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