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How to Run a Successful Business This Summer

to improve your business. You may want to revamp your website, grow your social media presence, or collect testimonials from past customers to boost your online ratings and reviews. Consider running a seasonal promotion or limited–time offer for the summer months to drive new business as well. Tip: Take advantage of the long days of…

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5 Projects to Fill Your Summer Schedule

As the weather warms up and you start scheduling work for the summer, take a look at the tasks homeowners are booking for the coming months. Knowing which projects homeowners are planning to complete can help you tailor your pitches to win their business—and steer you in the right direction when it comes to marketing…

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5 Reasons Clients Choose the Competition Over Your Business

If you're a business owner, you're always looking for ways to help your company win jobs and stand out from the competition. But if your efforts seem to be falling short, there may be a reason your business is being left behind. From communication issues to customer service struggles, here are a few reasons that…

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Five Questions for…Schneider Electric

For this first in a series of Industry Q&As on HomeAdvisor's Pro Resource Center, we caught up with Schneider Electric, a global leader in electrical distribution for nearly two centuries. Schneider provides energy and digital solutions aimed at optimizing efficiency and sustainability. Whether you're an electrician in the field, or work closely with them, read…

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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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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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