Business

The nuts and bolts of running a business.

Your 2017 Small Business Annual Report (Annual Wrap-up)

Today, we're releasing something we're really proud of, and we think it's going to change the way you look at your business. We're calling it the Annual Wrap-up, and here's what it looks like:

Posted in Business, Product Jan 16, 2018

What It Means to Be Bonded, Licensed, and Insured

You've probably heard a business say it's bonded, licensed, and insured. Find out what that actually means and whether your business needs to be, as well.

Posted in Business Dec 28, 2017

Is BBB Accreditation Worth It for Your Business?

The Better Business Bureau has a long history of helping consumers choose a trusted business to work with. We'll help you determine if becoming accredited is right for your business.

Posted in Business, State of Work Dec 06, 2017

Is a Car or Truck Wrap Worth It for Your Service Business?

Vehicle wraps are becoming very popular for small businesses these days. Review the pros, cons, and what you should be aware of when considering a vehicle wrap for your business.

Posted in The Hustle, Business Nov 28, 2017

The Difference Between Quotes and Estimates

Quotes and estimates are often used interchangeably, but have different legal implications in some areas. Learn why your service business should probably be using estimates.

Posted in Business, The Hustle Nov 22, 2017

5 Great Places To Drop Off Your Business Cards

Business cards can often result in a large amount of calls for a service business. We'll give you some tips on where to drop them off so you can get more jobs.

Posted in Business Nov 17, 2017

Setting Goals For Your Small Business

Setting goals can seem a little silly, but in business, goals are everything. Whether it's sales, customer satisfaction, or efficiency, there are a lot of great ways you can use goals to build, run, and grow a successful service business.

Posted in Business Oct 16, 2017

3 Reasons Your Service Business Should Be Wary of Google Ads

Google AdWords (and other search-based ads) are often presented as a good value for finding new customers and generating work. But there are pitfalls to be aware of before you invest money in ads. We talk about why it might not be worth your time or money.

Posted in Business, Field Notes Oct 09, 2017

3 Reasons to Email Customers You've Worked for in the Past

Regardless of if you're pressure washing, landscaping, home/office cleaning, or performing any other service for a customer, building and maintaining customer relationships is critical to growing your service business. Find out why.

Posted in Field Notes, Business Sep 25, 2017

How to Add Your Service Business to Yelp

Yelp is a popular website and application for finding and reviewing local businesses. Get your business listed, open yourself up to new customers, and build a great reputation online.

Posted in Business Sep 18, 2017

Create A Facebook Page For Your Service Business

A Facebook Business page is a great way to get new customers, engage with previous ones, and build your business. We'll show you how to set one up with just a handful of simple, easy-to-follow steps.

Posted in Business Sep 05, 2017

Making Your Service Business Profitable

A simple guide to help make sure you accurately price your jobs so your costs are covered, you earn a living, and your business earns a profit. Make your business pay for itself, and make it profitable.

Posted in Business, Field Notes Aug 07, 2017

How to Price a Job to Make Money

If you aren't earning money on every job, you can't earn a living. Learn how to set good prices for your service work to cover your costs and make you money.

Posted in Field Notes, Business Jul 24, 2017

Simple Principles for Setting Prices

Ever feel like you're as busy as you can be, but aren't making any headway toward reaching your income goals? Are you completing job after job, but just aren't seeing the money you think you're making? You could be pricing yourself right out of earning money.

Posted in Field Notes, Business Jul 18, 2017

Naming Your Service Business

As a business owner, your brand is one of the most important aspects of your business that you have absolute control over, and the freedom to do what you want with it. And, like with most things, with great power comes great responsibility.

Posted in Business May 26, 2017