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  1. Get Ready: These Kitchen Remodeling Trends Are Coming In 2016

    Get Ready: These Kitchen Remodeling Trends Are Coming In 2016
    We’re continuing to see a pattern that minor investments in the kitchen and bathroom areas of the home can pay off big-time for the home’s value. We know that can definitely ring true for improvements such as refinishing a kitchen countert op. Here are several other remodeling ideas in the immediate vicinity of your refinishing project […]
  2. Yes, Bathtub Refinishers Need A Logo. And A Good One.

    Yes, Bathtub Refinishers Need A Logo. And A Good One.
    It’s true that people will remember you based on the work you do on the job from start to finish. But before you can get the job, first impressions matter and that includes visual elements that help you stand out from others the prospect may be considering. That’s what makes developing a good logo important. […]
  3. Should You Be Listed With Angie’s List, BBB or Yelp?

    Should You Be Listed With Angie’s List, BBB or Yelp?
    It’s true that a good word from a trusted source can go an awfully long way. But what happens if one of your prospective customers has a referral that points to you and to someone else? What then? Or what if there’s no referral at all and the homeowner needs to rely on an impartial […]
  4. Freestanding Tubs on the Rise, Whirlpools Take a Hit

    Freestanding Tubs on the Rise, Whirlpools Take a Hit
      In a trend that reflects the changing contemporary tastes of homeowners, we’re seeing more people forego many of the “bells and whistles” associated with showers and tubs such as body sprays and shower jets. In addition, whirlpool tubs are losing some popularity too. Why? Functionality and practicality. Homeowners complain that whirlpools are too noisy […]
  5. Nice Website. How’s it Look On A Phone?

    Nice Website. How’s it Look On A Phone?
    It’s not like you have the most complex designed website in the world. So why should you care about how “mobile-friendly” that website is? Well, let’s put it this way: Do you care about how you’ll be found when people are searching for contractors like you? Do you care about how readable the type on […]
  6. Many Americans Underestimating Real Home Value Growth

    Many Americans Underestimating Real Home Value Growth
    At least 1 in 4 people in America seem to believe that home values didn’t go anywhere last year – and they’d be wrong. Nationally, home values grew by 4%. Nearly half the people in Tampa believe that home values have either dropped or stayed exactly the same this year. Wrong again. The city’s home […]
  7. Getting Back The 76 Hours You Lost

    Getting Back The 76 Hours You Lost
    Say, where did you put that piece of equipment you purchased? And the prospective customer’s phone number – it was around here somewhere, wasn’t it? There’s an invoice that needs to be paid that was just on your desk a minute ago, so what happened to it? We all misplace items in the course of […]
  8. Aging Boomers May Drive a Remodeling Boom As Well

    Aging Boomers May Drive a Remodeling Boom As Well
    According to a new report from CareerBuilder, the remodeling industry isn’t just back. It’s poised to become one of the fastest-growing fields between now and 2019. In that time, the residential remodeling industry will grow by 26%, adding 148,000 jobs in this field alone. If this is the year that the remodeling market makes a […]
  9. Whet Their Appetite In An Email – Don’t Write A Book!

    Whet Their Appetite In An Email – Don’t Write A Book!
    “Hi! I’m (name) and I’d like to tell you about all the great services I offer here at Company ABC!” Have you ever gotten an email like this from someone trying to sell you their services? It’s rarely the kind of communication you like to receive because you didn’t sign up for it. But the […]
  10. Is Peer-to-Peer Financing Right For Your Business?

    Is Peer-to-Peer Financing Right For Your Business?
    Last month, we talked about some new avenues in lending opening up to potentially help with cash flow for your small business, so you can finance equipment, training and more. From Kabbage and Fundbox to PayPal and Square, these online lenders are getting more credibility as a legitimate alternative to traditional banks than they have […]