The Hustle

Tips, tricks, thoughts, and tales from service business owners like you.

How to Stay Cool When Working Outside in the Heat

Don't let the long summer days beat you down. If you're working outside almost everyday, we have a few tips and trick to improve the quality of your life as well as keep you and your employees safe.

Posted in The Hustle Aug 13, 2018

Is It Worth It to Purchase Leads From Lead Generation Companies?

Finding new work can be a struggle for businesses of all sizes. Purchasing leads is an alternative to more traditional types of marketing. We go over how it works and if it's worth the time and money for your service business.

Posted in The Hustle Aug 09, 2018

Finding your Best Jobs and Growing your Service Business

Have you ever thought about what your 'best jobs' are? Take a minute, reflect, and make your life a whole lot better by finding what it is about running and working a service business that truly makes you happy.

Posted in The Hustle Jul 30, 2018

Building Your Service Professional Network

Are you connected and in-touch with other service businesses? If not, you're probably missing out on new work as well as someone to talk to about running a small business. We take a look at why you should reach out to other, different service business.

Posted in The Hustle, Business Jul 16, 2018

Pickup the Phone and Show up for the Job

It's often easy to overlook in the chaos of running a service business, but simply picking up your phone and talking with new or previous customers can have a lasting impact on the growth of your business.

Posted in The Hustle Jul 09, 2018

8 Places You Should List Your Service Business Online

There are many different places you can list your business online, some familiar and maybe some you've never heard of before. They can be good resources for finding new customers and definitely worth your time. And they're all free!

Posted in The Hustle, Business Jun 18, 2018

5 Ways to Advertise Your Business to Your Local Community

Mastering local advertising can be a real challenge for service businesses. If you're just starting out or struggle a bit during your slow season, simply knowing how to reach your community is knowledge you'll want to have in your toolbox.

Posted in The Hustle, Business Jun 12, 2018

How to Write a Craigslist Ad for Services

Ads in the Services section of craigslist now cost $5 per post. Find out how to get the most out of your money and create effective ads for your service business that get you more work.

Posted in The Hustle, Business Jun 06, 2018

Do People Still Use the Yellow Pages in 2018

It shouldn't be news that the Yellow Pages are becoming less relevant than they were 5 or 10 years ago, but that doesn't mean that there's no value there. We're going to explore why they might not be right for you and your business.

Posted in The Hustle, Business May 14, 2018

What to know before getting a logo for your service business

A logo can greatly affect the way people view your business, so it's important to go into the process as prepared and knowledgeable as possible. We go over a few things to consider beforehand as well as what you should know when getting a logo designed.

Posted in The Hustle, Business May 04, 2018

Finding More Work, Better Jobs, and Increased Profit

Not every job is equal and we've got some tips and ideas on how to find the good ones. We also cover the differences between revenue and profit and why it's important for your service business.

Posted in The Hustle, Business Apr 20, 2018

Marketing Tips for Small Business Owners

Marketing is for more than just medium or larger sized businesses. We take a look at how small businesses can use marketing to their advantage.

Posted in The Hustle Mar 27, 2018

What is Your Minimum Price Per Job?

Pricing and profit are extremely important aspects of running a business, and it's often a struggle for small business owners to get them right. One tactic that can help is setting minimum prices for each type of job to ensure you're making money.

Posted in The Hustle, Business Feb 19, 2018

When to Hire Your First Employee

Most small service businesses start off with one guy: the boss. You're not technically a boss, because it's on you. So how do you know when to hire your first employee? We'll give you some thoughts and advice to help you figure it out.

Posted in The Hustle, Business Feb 12, 2018

Finding Recurring Revenue For Your Small Business

If you're running a service business, you should be familiar with recurring work. Regularly recurring jobs are the best way to build up steady, dependable income for your business. Learn how to make it work for you.

Posted in The Hustle, Business Feb 05, 2018