The 8 Best Discussions in the Official Coronavirus Discussion Group for Home Service Businesses

The 8 Best Discussions in the Official Coronavirus Discussion Group for Home Service Businesses

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Posted by EJ Brown

May 21, 2020

In this difficult time, it pays to have the support of a community behind you. We’re all in this together. This is why we started a

Facebook Group

to share resources and foster discussion around the trades during the epidemic. Join our 3,000+ home service pros in this official Facebook group now:

Watch daily live broadcasts on Facebook Live at 5pm PDT/8pm EDT Monday through Thursday, and join in discussions like the ones we highlight in this post. Note that you’ll have to join the group in order to visit the Facebook posts we link to below.

1. Resources For Personal Protection Equipment

Pros will share leads on personal protection equipment (PPE) and other equipment needed during the epidemic. Save money by going in on bulk purchases together.

Rob Allen III, owner of


, a carpet cleaning forum site, shared his line of supply for N95 masks with the group.

See the post here


2. Employee Dilemmas

In the group, you’ll find other conversations around employment, such as whether you can insist on an employee getting testing or staying home from work, and questions involving unemployment, new legislation are FMLA, taxes, and more. Find support behind difficult employee situations, such as this post where an employee refuses to take emergency calls. 

See the post here


3. How to Handle Sick Customers

How should you handle complicated or difficult customers right now? See the discussion around a customer that tested positive for COVID-19 in the past.

See the post here


4. Pros Sharing Strategies and Resources with Each Other

Working during the pandemic requires more than PPE equipment to keep your employees and customers safe. Pros are sharing resources, such as this COVID-19 protection plan, with each other and other strategies they’re putting in place to stay safe and efficient. 

See the post here.

5. Our Resources for Pros

Our mission is to provide support for home service businesses. In the group, we share resources like these marketing templates, that you are free to use.

See the post here.

6. Community Support Around Stimulus Loans

Applying for the EIDL and PPP loans are complicated processes. Many pros are turning to the group for support.

See the post here


7. Pro Success Stories

Pros can use the group to share their success stories and celebrate together. Amanda Patrick, co-owner of

Hardwood Your Home

, shared with the group how she and her husband came up with new customer groups to pursue during the quarantine and how they scored over $7K in new business in two days.

See the post here

8. Tips on New Business Practices

Alexa is Housecall Pro’s Head of Online Community and is often posting conversation starters. Read the comments for tips on how pros of different industries are using virtual estimates.

See the post here

Supporting You Through the Crisis

We are committed to helping all home service businesses survive this crisis. You’ll find more resources at

such as articles, webinars, podcasts, and links to downloadable guides.

Join Housecall Pro's official Facebook discussion group now to network with other home service professionals and get your questions answered:

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