Business

The nuts and bolts of running a business.

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

Use Invoices to Get Paid

You can't run and grow a business if you don't get paid. We've been hearing a number of stories from business owners struggling to get paid for their work. That can be a frequent struggle among service businesses—but it's possible to beat it, and we'll talk about how.

Posted in Field Notes, Business Mar 20, 2017

Why a Facebook Page is Not Enough for Your Small Business

Facebook can be a great tool for your business. It allows you to network, reach out to your audience, and get feedback from your customers. But it shouldn't replace your website.

Posted in Business Feb 20, 2017