6 Quality Contractor Business Practices
The difference between bad contractors and successful ones hinges on quality control. Here are six fundamental pillars of maintaining a quality contractor business…READ MORE
Quality Service, Customer Satisfaction | Up To $25,000 in Rewards
Thousands of contractors in the American Home Shield network are eligible to earn a share of $1.2 million in bonuses for quality performance and customer satisfaction in 2013. This year, American Home Shield, the nation’s leading provider of home warranties, has increased the payout rewards to first and second place winners.READ MORE
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Plumbers and Electricians: Introduction to Billing and Taxes
If you work as an independent home contractor in the plumbing or electrical maintenance industries, you must become well-versed at not only the technical but also the business side of residential contracting. There is a taxman to make happy, after all, not to mention customers and subcontractors; the application of good business sense to issues of billing and taxation is in order.
Charm and personality: your keys to great reviews
Contracting is all about the next job. Getting paid today is good, but knowing that you have a check coming again next week is even better. Figuring out how to get those positive recommendations is a matter of putting in hard work at the right price, but there are things that you can do outside of your skill-set that might make getting future work a bit easier.
Best health insurance options for plumbers, electricians and other independent contractors
As self-employed workers with their own businesses, independent contractors can choose any health plan they like with no more restriction than the limits of their budget. On the downside, however, contractors must wade through many coverage options without any clear starting point.
How to satisfy unhappy customers
If you are running a small business of any type, you know how important a happy customer is. On the other hand, you also know how dangerous an unhappy customer can be. An unhappy customer can badmouth you all over town, and they can take away business before you know it. However, the thing to remember is that an unhappy customer does not have to stay an unhappy customer. What can you do to turn the tide if someone is unhappy with your service?