Posts Tagged ‘roofers’

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Make a voucher campaign

Create a Voucher Campaign

Since the high season is going quite nicely, I've decided to make the most of things and expand my business. This year I've had a lot residential work - installing new roofs and repairing shingles - most of it coming from sources such as local flyer promotion, Google Ads and local newspaper ads. This generated good […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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Promote yourself – Look for general contractors in your area

Promote Yourself – Find General Contractors in Your Area

As I wrote in my previous entry, many entrepreneurs make their living out of their returning customers. And while these can represent a big chunk of our income, there ought to be ways in which we can promote and offer our services in other channels, so helping us to grow even more. A couple of […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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Make your returning customers feel special

Making Your Returning Customers Feel Special

Yes, I just love this topic! A large part of my company’s income comes from orders placed by people who’ve given me jobs in the past. Which means I’m really keen on making them feel important. There’s a whole host of things you can make them feel special. Promotions and price offs, for example, if […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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What Happens When Word of Mouth Goes Wrong?

What Happens When Word of Mouth Goes Wrong?

These days, thanks to the internet, our customers have no trouble in recommending us to their friends, giving advice in forums, talking about us on Facebook. This, in essence, is what we mean by word of mouth. And it's a wonderful tool - your positive image can spread online easily, without a single word of […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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IDontWantToBeTheCheapestRooferIWantToBeTheBest

I Don’t Want To Be the Cheapest Roofer, I Want To Be the BEST

The ultimate question for a roofer in the middle of a financial crisis is: "How do you keep quality high while remaining competitive?" Do we really have to cut prices to the bone, to compete head-on with the growing legion of Frankenstein roofers? We talk so much about reliability, but how can you make that […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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WhyYouShouldIncreaseYourPricesNow

New Year, New (Increased) Roofers’ Service Prices? Why You Should Raise Your Prices Now.

I know it’s 'credit-crunch' time, and that market conditions are getting harder rather than easier. Times are tough, and belts are being tightened to make businesses grow, or at least stay afloat. You can of course - as I do - try to economise in terms of working hours, you can improve your selling and marketing […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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Starting Out in the Roofing Trade

As a kid, my uncle was a builder/roofer/decorator – well, anything really… So at weekends and school holidays I would generally spend my time working for Uncle Tony - clearing up, carrying bricks, block and slates or tiles. It was hard work, but I enjoyed it (mostly). When I left school, I carried on with […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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5MinuteManagementTrainingCourseForRoofersPart 2

5 Minute Management Training Course For Roofers – Part 2

Do you remember my posts about 5 minute management course for roofers? Well, here is the next part - enjoy! Lesson 3: A roofer, an administration clerk, and the construction manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie comes out. "I'll give each of you just […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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