General Advice

18
Feb

How to Achieve A Consistently Positive Online Reputation

A company’s online reputation is absolutely critical to success. You might think that as a contractor, your reputation is built solely on your work and your word. But the Internet affects us all now, regardless of the type of business we have. With a few keystrokes, people in your community can see reviews of your business from every customer with

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10
Feb

4 Ways To Make Your Roofing Business Recession-Ready

With so much uncertainty around COVID-19, as well as the current political canvass, jobs, taxes, and the world in general, it’s difficult to predict what the economy will look like in the coming days. Of course, this has a direct effect on you and your business. Construction is fairly closely tied to the economy, and as with most economic matters,

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4
Feb

How to Strategize Your Marketing Based on the Seasons

If there is one thing that anyone in construction knows, seasonality and business go hand-in-hand. It’s a reality that everyone faces, regardless of where your business is located. The amount of impact the changing seasons can have on your business can vary greatly depending on factors like your specialty, your offerings, your staff and more, most contractors must account for

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26
Jan

Picture The Future of Your Roofing Business Today

Despite the old adage that if you’re not growing, you’re dying, growth in construction doesn’t have to be a constant thing. It can and should be a well-planned, prescriptive process. For many of us, 2020 was a wild year, with mixed results for sales, staffing, and profits. And because of that wild ride—and a potential forecast of further uncertainty—most contractors

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21
Jan

How Do You Know When It’s Time To Grow Your Contracting Business?

Knowing when to grow your business is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a business owner. Timing is absolutely critical to whether your growth will be a success or a failure. Of course, you may see what you think are tell-tale signs that it’s time to grow, such as the apparent need to hire more people, or

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14
Jan

What Does A Successful Roofing Business Look Like?

“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.” You know who said that? None other than Aristotle. That’s right, planning for success is an idea that’s several thousand years old. Sure, luck is always a

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7
Jan

5 Steps For Growing Your Business in 2021

Happy New Year! We hope you’re looking forward to a successful 2021. But as any good CEO knows, success is never an accident, it’s the result of a detailed plan of action. The beginning of the new year is always a good time to take a little “inventory” of your business’ status. What worked in 2020 and what didn’t? Are

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8
Dec

How To Run A Contracting Business During the Off Season

Storms are seasonal, but payroll is not. If your company relies on Storm Damage Restoration as your primary source of revenue, how do you prepare for the months when there are no storms? How do you get work and maintain customer relationships? The same goes if your business slows down during the winter or has its own “season.” If you

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2
Dec

Six Steps To Effectively Manage Contractors On Job Sites

In my experience, customer communication (or lack thereof) is the number one complaint when working with contractors. This makes sense, because as “Contractors,” the very nature of what we do is sell jobs using the resources and business acumen we have developed and then have someone else do the work for us. This process can leave the customer feeling a

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17
Nov

Does Your Company Have a Culture of Safety?

Construction, by its nature, is an inherently dangerous business. We work on elevated platforms and ladders; we use power tools; we work on sites with sharp objects, fall hazards, and caustic and explosive chemicals. For construction company owners, safety hazards surround our industry and our staff every day, and it’s more than just another task list item to keep people

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