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    Top 12 Crucial Elements Every Construction Business Website Needs To Generate More Ideal Clients

    Posted by Norhalma Verzosa on Fri, Feb 15, 2019

    Whether someone found you via a referral, a word of mouth, or through the search engine results page, chances are not all of them will contact you instantly. Most likely, people will check and do an online research of your credentials and company’s credibility. That is what your website is for. Why should a browser choose your plumbing company? Can the site visitor afford your services? What are their options? It could be as simple as someone looking for faucet repairs and you only do brand new installations. Not only will your website provide essential details about your business, but it can also screen clients for you based on the information you provided. Serves both ways, right?

    You probably spend most of your working hours at the construction site but understand that your prospective clients (and former ones) are spending their time on your business site. Your online presence makes you a trusted source and a reliable expert that they can go to and come back to all the time.

    Make Google love you by creating a cohesive website with high-quality pages and show your website visitors why you do what you do so they will hire your services by implementing these 12 crucial elements to your website.

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    Top 10 Business Books Of 2018

    Posted by Joel Syder on Tue, Feb 12, 2019


    Today's Guest Article Is From Joel Syder

    We all need some guidance at times whether it’s in our personal life, our career or when we simply need some motivation. The year of 2018 has so far brought us some amazing books that focus on business but tell stories of much more.

    They inspire, motivate and push people to be better. Here are the top ten best business books of 2018:

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    Topics: Coolfront Technologies, Construction Software Tools

    The Home Improvement And Repair Contractor Success M.A.P.

    Posted by Randal DeHart on Fri, Feb 08, 2019

    You started your service business doing what you love thinking all you had to do was get good jobs, finish the work promptly, and make a lot of money. Then one day you get a rude awakening that getting jobs done and doing the work was only a small part of being in the home service industry. What started as an adventure turned into something not as fun as you thought it would be. You are now experiencing the challenges of being self-employed: How can I generate more leads? How much should I charge for this job? What can I do to be more productive and increase my profits?

    The secret is in thinking patterns and habits.

    • Success is a few simple disciplines practiced every day
    • Failure is a few errors in judgment repeated every day

    Which goes to show you that almost any home improvement contractor can generate enough cash flow and profits from their business to turn their contracting company from a people-dependent money pit into a process-dependent cash cow, and have the freedom they dreamed of when they started contracting.

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    Topics: construction suppport, Contractor Sucess, Contractor Tips, Contractor Operating Tips

    How Construction Contractors Can Improve Their First Impression

    Posted by Anastasia Harold on Tue, Feb 05, 2019


    Today's Guest Article Is From Anastasia Harold (Coolfront Affiliate Manager)

    If you’ve recently opened a service or contracting business, it can be tough to get everything perfect from the beginning. Some things are crucial to getting started right, while some other things can wait until you’re more established. Use these tips to avoid some common mistakes that can cost your business in the future:

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    Topics: Coolfront Technologies, Construction Software Tools

    The Biggest Management Strategy Problems Construction Companies Face Nowadays

    Posted by Jacob Dillon on Fri, Feb 01, 2019

    Today's Guest Article Is From Jacob Dillon

    As a construction business owner, you're probably rarely concerned about management strategies. Perhaps, you are more focused on signing new contracts and successfully completing the work. Then, you measure the results, usually in the form of numbers that the accounting system launches.

    This is already a management strategy. You make plans on what kind of contracts you want to propose, and you plan the entire process around completing a contract. Then, you measure your achievements. If you implemented a marketing campaign to promote your business, your business management strategy is even more complete. But it’s not entirely complete until you call it with the right name and approach it from the right angle.

    We’re talking about a management strategy, also known as strategic management. This is the plan for managing your company’s resources in the most effective way to achieve its goals and objectives.

    In practice, it means that the strategic management of your construction business will set precise goals, analyze the market and competitive businesses, analyze the structure of your organization, and plan all the right steps towards achieving your goals.

    Each new aspect of your marketing campaign and every new contract must be seen as part of your management strategy.

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    Topics: Project Management, Contractor Operating Tips

    8 Tips On Making Email Marketing Work For Your Construction Business

    Posted by Freddie Tubbs on Fri, Jan 25, 2019

    Today's Guest Article Is From Freddie Tubbs

    As a contractor, you probably have some former clients you want to stay in contact with and a need to bring the new customers in. The ideal way is to communicate with both of these groups in a timely, consistent manner and let them know what you are up to.

    Since most people use email to communicate, this could be an excellent opportunity for you to catch their attention and build a good relationship. It gives you complete control over who sees your messages and you can be sure that your emails will go to everyone on your list. Social media is, in contrast, quite fickle and sometimes people will miss your posts unintentionally. This is why well-written emails from you might do a far better job.

     

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    Topics: Project Management, Contractor Operating Tips

    7 Mistakes When Writing A Construction Business Proposal

    Posted by Daniela McVicker on Fri, Jan 18, 2019

    Today's Guest Article Is From Daniela McVicker

    If your construction company doesn’t provide unique services, you should clearly understand that you have a lot of competitors, who write business proposals almost identical to yours. It’s not surprising that clients always find it difficult to make a choice in your favor when all options seem to be equal.

    For this reason, it’s crucially important to learn how to make your construction business proposal stand out from the crowd. If you want to define, which mistakes you usually make and how to avoid them, just keep reading.

     

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    Topics: Project Management, Contractor Operating Tips

    Contractor Loans: An Expert's Guide On How To Finance Your Business

    Posted by Chad Otar on Fri, Jan 11, 2019

    Today's Guest Article Is From Chad Otar

    Running a contractor operation takes a pretty special individual, especially since there are going to be so many different moving parts with each and every project your contracting outfit takes on.

    Hammering out bids, winning jobs, managing a crew, knocking out material lists and – most importantly – making sure that you stay on top of your cash flow are all big pieces of the contracting business puzzle. Because of the size and scale of these projects (even the smallest of contracting jobs), things get pretty expensive, and the odds are pretty good you’re going to need to tap into business loans every now and again.

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    Topics: Building Information Modelling (BIM)

    Top 5 Online Marketing Trends In 2019 With Actionable Tips For Contractors

    Posted by Norhalma Verzosa on Fri, Jan 04, 2019


    Today more than ever, we live in a world where information is accessible at the touch of a button, a few clicks on your keyboard, or even just a voice command. Although it's hard to predict where new technologies will lead us, one thing is for certain - we are now all digitally connected. The internet has caused our businesses to thrive and survive, and there's no way of blocking its impact in our day-to-day lives. 

    With that said, it is helpful to keep an eye out on these marketing trends that could influence how your target audience search and consume data along with actionable tips that could jump-start your new year "to-do list":

     

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    The Highlights Of Our 2018 And Some Helpful Reminders

    Posted by Norhalma Verzosa on Fri, Dec 28, 2018


    It’s been another great year for Fast Easy Accounting. For those of you who have been with us through all these years, we appreciate your support; without our contractor clients, subscribers, podcast listeners, blog readers, and guest bloggers, we wouldn’t get to where we are today.

    As we look back on our 2018, I hope your fondest memories will include the time you’ve spent with all the things you love and are passionate about. And because we love what we do and we are passionate about serving our contractor friends - for us, this year was all about empowering your contracting business by continually providing you with outstanding products, high-quality services, and dependable resources for your bookkeeping and accounting needs.

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