Resources for Contractors

6
May

First-Timers: Walking Through The Process of Your First Continuing Education Courses

Congratulations! If you became a licensed general contractor this year, you have a lot to be proud of. Your hard work has paid off, and you can look forward to the next step in your career. By this time, you’ve probably paid for your bond and made the first critical steps towards either setting up or expanding your business. That’s

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29
Apr

Three Ways Your Contracting Business Can Profit From Continuing Education Courses

If you’re like most general contractors, you look at your annual requirement for continuing education courses with a fair amount of skepticism and anguish. It’s one of those things that you can’t avoid, like death and taxes, and subsequently, you put it off to the very last minute. Believe me, I’ve been there, and I know how you feel. But

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15
Apr

Licenses Not Renewed By March 1 Now Invalid

General Contractors who did not renew their license before March 1st, 2021, will need to complete continuing education (CE) requirements to have their license be valid. General Contractors have a 60-day grace period starting the day their license became invalid, during which a GC must complete all required coursework. Licensees with a residential or building classification will have to complete

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1
Apr

Three Marketing Mistakes That Are Killing Your Roofing Business

Whether it’s to generate new business or simply to increase brand awareness, developing and executing a marketing plan is something that must be at the top of your list. Marketing can be an expensive proposition, and if you’re a licensed general contractor, marketing may not be the most intuitive part of your business. It’s easy to make mistakes that cost

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24
Mar

The Guide to Handling Negative Reviews

Everybody gets a bad review at some point. It comes with the territory, it’s part of the job. The busier you become as a contractor, the more likely you’ll get one of these negative reviews. There’s a reason the old adage “you can’t please all of the people all of the time” has lasted for generations. That’s why how we

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17
Mar

Has Your Roofing Business Hit a Plateau?

It happens to the best of us. We spent our time in the trenches in an effort to figure out how to get our business to the next level. We research, we calculate, and we put together a plan of action. And just when it feels we’re making some headway, we hit yet another unforeseen challenge, and we’re back to

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4
Mar

How To Be The Best CEO for Your Business

Believe it or not, you’ve become the boss. Congrats on your promotion!    Regardless of whether your new promotion is self-appointed or bestowed upon you, it’s important to recognize that you need to do some things differently now that you’re the head cheese. There’s a huge difference between being an employee and being in management and an equally large difference between

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6
May

What Not To Say To Your Customers

Let’s start with this one: “Your remodel will be finished on September 22nd at 1:17pm.” Here’s another good one not to say: “Your addition will cost exactly $19,489.32” The problem is, this is exactly what your customer wants to hear, which makes it very tempting to say. Every contractor wants to please their customers and give them the reassurance that

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6
May

Make Millions Annually By Repeating This Simple Sales Strategy

True story: A friend and I went to a concert, but discovered the tickets were sold out. My buddy, the top salesman at his business, told me not to worry about it – he’d buy tickets from a scalper. I was pretty reticent: scalpers charge an arm and a leg over the ticket price, and you never know what kind

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6
May

Double Your Pipeline By Getting S&!# Done: Workflows That Work. Every Time.

Let’s start with this simple fact: the longer your crew is working on a project, the fewer projects your crew can complete…and the less money you’ll make. Nothing frustrates a contractor more than knowing that sales is fully capable of bringing in more jobs but production isn’t efficient enough to complete the amount of work your sales team can close.

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