The Hustle

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

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 Instagram Posts You Should Be Using for Your Service Business

Nothing shows off your work like images and videos. Check out 5 ways you should be using Instagram to show and share your work, help build a following, and put yourself out there so customers can find you.

Posted in The Hustle Jul 31, 2017

313 Clean: Building Your Brand With Facebook

We love talking to people to hear how they're running and growing their service businesses every day. We recently sat down to chat with Rebecca at 313 Clean, and dug into how she builds her brand online with the help of Facebook.

Posted in The Hustle Apr 20, 2017

Show and Share Your Work

When you run a business that does things for people, you always have something worth showing to others. It doesn't matter if you're a landscaper, painter, repair tech, plumber, designer, writer, or anything else. Let your work sell itself.

Posted in The Hustle Apr 07, 2017

How to Get Your First Customers

Starting a business when you don't have any experience is a difficult process. When you don't have a lot of cash on top of that, it can be downright overwhelming. We've talked to some folks who have been in business for a while, and asked them one simple question ...

Posted in The Hustle Feb 07, 2017

Call Your Competition: Find out what others are charging

One of the most important tasks for a service business is establishing and maintaining fair prices for your area. Shopping around for the best prices is somewhat of a standard practice among customers. Choosing fair prices that ensure you can earn a living while also providing a good value to your clients is critical to running and growing a successful service business.

Posted in The Hustle Jan 19, 2017

Visibility Matters: Helping Customers Find You When They Need You

Anything that helps people remember and find your business when they need your services is going to help you grow your business.

Posted in The Hustle Dec 16, 2016