You’re about to see a hand-picked list of resources that we recommend to contractors and home service professionals. We’ve used these companies to help business owners grow and market their companies.
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Housecall Pro helps home service pros take care of their scheduling, dispatching, estimating, invoicing, online booking, even some postcard and email marketing.
Their feature set is impressive, but what’s even better is their customer service. There’s a reason they’re rated #1 field service management software by 6 different surveys.
If you’re like most business owners I know, you probably didn’t get into it because you loved accounting. Tracking expenses and creating reports for your accountant is the last thing you should be doing, which is why you should be using Bench.
The team at Bench works with all kinds of businesses, and their pricing structure is very affordable. With Bench, bookkeeping becomes one less thing you need to think about.
For most home service companies, there comes a time when you’re too busy to answer the phone every time, but you’re not big enough for an answering service or a full-time office employee. That’s where TalkRoute can help. It allows you to route calls to multiple phones, add phone menus, and even transfer calls between numbers on the fly.
One of the worst and most avoidable problems we’ve seen in almost a decade of small business marketing is the tendency to lose important passwords and login credentials. It can cripple a business.
That’s why we use LastPass to securely store and manage passwords and sensitive information. No more getting locked out of your website.
All of our websites are hosted on Dreamhost. Every time we set up a website for a home service pro, guess where we start? That’s right: Dreamhost. I’ve been using their hosting for over 10 years, and I have yet to find a company that is more reliable and more helpful.
I highly recommend using Dreamhost for your web hosting and domains, and you can start for just $5.78/month when you sign up with this link:
Simple rank tracking for websites. This is a set-and-forget tool. You’ll get monthly reports, and you can track competitors as well.
If you’re paying for search engine optimization and not getting reporting, you should sign up now… and then find a new SEO company.
Track what visitors are doing on your website and which visits result in revenue.
Make My Persona
Learn from industry experts and up your business skills with these podcasts.
Quick Talk Podcast
Plumbing & HVAC Marketing
EZ Marketing Blog
Looking to connect with others like you? Here’s where to find the home service community online.
Conferences & Events
For intensive learning and networking, in-person events bring the home service industries together.
Housecall Pro Masterminds
Organized by the team behind Housecall Pro, these Mastermind events bring together hundreds of home service pros for a day of educational presentations and workshops. There are Mastermind events at locations across the US, and we plan to be at most of them.