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Feature Focus: Job finished texts

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Posted by Kindra K.

June 21, 2019

feature focus - job finished texts

Today we're going to look at how you can optimize your job finished text messages to get more reviews for your business.

Feature Focus: Customer tags vs. job tags

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Posted by Kindra K.

June 21, 2019

feature focus TAGS

In Housecall Pro we have two types of tags that are used as internal identifiers. This just means that the customer can't see them, but you can. In this Feature Focus we will go over what the two tags are used for and how you can remember the difference.

Flat Rate vs. Hourly For The Trades, Which Is Better For Your Small Business?

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Posted by Kindra K.

June 21, 2019

hourly vs flat rate

Here are some basics about the two options and when flat rate pricing might make sense for your plumbing, HVAC, or electrical business.

How Much Does An Electrician Make In Every State: Full 2019 Data [Infographic]

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Posted by Kindra K.

June 20, 2019

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We analyzed thousands of posted jobs to determine the average salary for electricians in every state. If you’re considering being an electrician or in the electrical business, you need to know this data.

How To Spot Counterfeit Money (and what to do when you receive it)

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Posted by Stephen Altrogge

June 19, 2019

Counterfeit Money

There are millions of dollars in counterfeit bills out there. How can you protect your business against them? In this post, we show you how to spot counterfeit money, what to do when you encounter it, and how to protect your business against it.

Online Plumbing Forum and Communities Are the Key to Digital Networking (and Internet Marketing for Plumbers!)

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Posted by Kindra K.

June 18, 2019

Plumber From Black Mountain Plumbing

Online plumbing communities are a great way to network and grow your business. These are the 15 best online plumbing communities you can use to make connections, swap tips with other pros, and build up your reputation in the industry.

How One HVAC Business Gives Back and Inspires the Next Generation of Trade Specialists

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Posted by EJ Brown

June 17, 2019

HVAC donating their time and equipment to charity

Read how one HVAC company gives back to their local community and learn how you can do the same.

Step-By-Step Guide on Local SEO for Plumbers

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Posted by Kindra K.

June 14, 2019

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Local SEO can help distinguish you online from your competitors, nab you a coveted top spot in Google search results, and drive relevant traffic to your site. Here is all you need to know.

How To Create A Custom Work Order That Helps Streamline Your Home Services Business [Free Template]

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Posted by Kindra K.

June 13, 2019

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There are no wrong ways to write up a work order. However, with many different businesses offering unique value propositions, there are right ways to construct a work order that works for you and your customers.

Pest Control Job Openings By State: Full 2019 Trends

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Posted by Kindra K.

June 12, 2019

What is the current state of the pest control industry? We analyzed thousands of jobs posted on Indeed to determine the total number of pest control jobs available per state, the number of jobs by experience level, and the average hourly pay per state.