• Do You Always Do Your Best or Just Good Enough for the Price Point?

    Quality: Do You Always Do Your Best or Just Good Enough for the Price Point?

    It’s easy to want to cut corners and skimp on quality, especially if a job is running over budget, over time or is wearing you down. Smaller jobs, especially, can be easy money makers if you lower your quality level to complete them. But is it a good business practice?

  • Spotlight on Specializations: Architecture and Design

    Spotlight on Specializations: Architecture and Design

    One specialization that’s often overlooked despite its importance is architecture and design. These are the contractors who work on creating the plans and designing the vision of the property itself. There are a number of ways that architecture and design are implemented as a contracting specialization, giving you several options if you think a future in design might be right for you

  • Streamlining the Appointment Reminder Process

    Tips for Streamlining the Appointment Reminder Process

    When your company is successful, you'll have jobs booked for weeks or months ahead of time. All this business is the heart of your company, but to your clients, it's an inconvenient necessity when you and your crew show up.

  • Should You Charge Late Fees?

    Collecting Payment: Should You Charge Late Fees?

    If you do the work, you deserve to be paid. That’s only fair, whether you’re an employee or you work for yourself. But as a contractor, we’re sure you’ve encountered at least one slow-pay customer (and if it’s only one, you are one lucky egg!). But even just one customer who can’t pay on time can gum up the works for your business. So, what can you do to get the customer to pay up?

  • How to Run a Facebook Promo Without Violating Terms of Service

    How to Run a Facebook Promo Without Violating Terms of Service

    If you follow a business or a brand’s Facebook page, chances are pretty good you’ve seen a promotion instructing you to “like and share this post to win!” It seems like a pretty good strategy to get more eyes on your business page, right? You might even be considering running one yourself.

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