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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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How to Use Apps to Streamline Your Business

With apps, you can streamline your business processes and save time – which frees you up to focus on your clients, your team and your company growth. If you’re still working with paper and a pencil most of the day, try some of these app alternatives and see how much more you can accomplish. You…

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Tips Top Contractors Learned The Hard Way (So You Don’t Have To)

They say some lessons can be learned only through experience. But you can skip ahead with these tips from HomeAdvisor pros who’ve seen it all! Download PDF 16 Pieces of Advice From Top Contractors Do you ever wish you could go back in time and tell your former self all of the life lessons you’ve…

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7 Surefire Ways to Grow Your Business in 2019

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to win more jobs and grow your business in 2019? We’ve put together the top seven tips from successful pros in our network to help you reach your goals: 1. Prioritize ratings and reviews. These days, homeowners can thoroughly research projects from the comfort of their homes –…

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