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Online reviews: why they're important and how to handle them

Posted by HomeServeUSA on Nov 28, 2018 3:40:00 PM

Are your customers satisfied with your work and service? Was someone dissatisfied?

Topics: Contractor Business, Contractor Advertising

How fast does HomeServe pay its contractors?

Posted by HomeServe on Nov 27, 2018 3:45:00 PM

Prompt payment is important for the health of your business – it allows you to manage overhead and project future income. When working with a home warranty, insurance, or home repair plan company, it's vital to understand how you will get paid before a job begins.

Topics: Payments, Network Benefits

5 things you need to know about hiring and training Millennials

Posted by HomeServeUSA on Aug 22, 2018 10:09:00 AM

Did you know that in the next five years, nearly half of the workforce will consist of young adults from the millennial generation (those born roughly between the early 1980s and 2000)? And, a study by Bentley University shows that the workforce will be made up of 75% millennials 10 years from now. This will likely have a big impact on how you go about hiring and training employees to your contractor business.

Topics: employee training, Contractor Business

Contractor jobs - How to combat seasonal swings

Posted by HomeServeUSA on Aug 14, 2018 2:26:33 PM

Many contractors experience a dramatic shift in their workload depending on the time of year. Technicians that provide services like air conditioning repair, plumbing, and landscaping have cyclical busy and slow seasons.

Topics: Contractor Business

Why HomeServe's Stevie Awards are important for your contractor business

Posted by HomeServeUSA on Jul 3, 2018 2:27:00 PM

Last week, HomeServe was recognized for excellence in Customer Service, Management and Marketing and was awarded two Gold and two Silver Stevie awards.  

Topics: Contractor Business

What are the requirements to participate in HomeServe's repair network?

Posted by HomeServe on Jun 28, 2018 2:34:00 PM

At HomeServe, our aim is to provide a high-quality experience that satisfies both customers and contractors. To maintain this standard, we require contractors to go through a rigorous yet easy-to-complete screening process before they can come on board and officially become a HomeServe provider.

Topics: Network Benefits

Bad experience with a home warranty company? Why we're different

Posted by HomeServe on Feb 23, 2018 12:10:00 PM

Some contractors tell us that they have had negative experiences with home warranty or home repair companies.  If you have had a bad experience with a home warranty or home repair company, or have heard frustrating stories from colleagues, it's fair to be concerned about what it will be like to do business with a home repair company.

Topics: Payments, Network Benefits

How to retain employees using 4 cost-effective strategies

Posted by HomeServeUSA on May 8, 2017 9:28:56 AM

Your top performers know when they’re valued, and they should have a good idea of their value to
your contractor business. Monetary rewards can skew this notion of value, linking it to cash when it should be linked to appreciation of extra effort and smarts. While money is appropriate much of the time, it’s not the only – or even most effective – motivator.

Topics: Contractor Business

8 Tips for Contractor Marketing on a Budget

Posted by HomeServeUSA on Apr 27, 2017 8:02:08 AM

You started your contractor business because you had a knack for a certain type of work. Whether you specialize in plumbing, electrical, or HVAC repair, you’ve built your career offering an in-demand service that you know how to do well.

Topics: Contractor Business, Contractor Advertising

Banking for small contracting businesses made simple

Posted by HomeServeUSA on Mar 11, 2017 12:20:00 PM

As a small business owner, you already have a lot on your plate. The day-to-day tasks of running and growing a business should receive the bulk of your attention – there’s no time to worry about administrative issues or unnecessary complexities.

Topics: Contractor Business

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