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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…


How to Win Jobs with 4 Generations of Homeowners

2019 report by market research firm Epsilon. And studies show that if you want to win their business, it's important to reach out to this group directly. Whether you use voicemail, email or a face–to–face video chat, know that boomers find it important to create an ongoing relationship with the pros they hire. This group…


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…


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…


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…


3 Ways to Protect Yourself and Your Customers in the Age of COVID-19

As the spread of COVID–19 continues across the nation and across the globe, it's more important than ever to take safety and communication into account in the field. Even as we adjust our behaviors for social distancing, the need for home services won't stop. But new situations call for new best practices. And, there are…


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…


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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