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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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What Should I Do When the Homeowner Ghosts Me?

“Ghosting” isn’t just something that happens to people in online dating relationships. It also happens to contractors and service workers — and it’s been happening in the home services space for decades. Sometimes, you’ll be working on a bid when the homeowner simply stops responding to messages and answering your phone calls. Or worse, the…

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How to Predict Your Cash Flows

Creating predictability in your cash flow as a contractor starts with taking a look at your bigger financial picture. There are three key areas to focus on: revenues, timing the receipt of payments for projects, and forecasting expenses. Step 1: Start with revenues. Estimate the amount of revenue your business should generate from each project…

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Working With Heart: A Recipe for Building and Nurturing Business

Salete Lana, Owner of Lana’s Cleaning Services in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, joined the HomeAdvisor network a little over two years ago – and she’s since collected more than 60 verified client reviews to earn a 4.8-star rating! With the help of HomeAdvisor, Lana says she’s been able to take advantage of a large platform, grow…

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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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